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COMMUNITY IS AT THE CORE OF MORE THAN JUST OUR PRACTICE
We are nothing without the communities we live in. The mothers and fathers who shape our families, the businesses that sustain our economy, and the organizations that serve our people create the paradigm in which we live. But so often, we let the burdens of life stand in the way of helping the community that makes our existence whole. There are groups that rely on the support of good people, but unfortunately, many of them go without the backing they need to continue. At Jones and Hill, we view it as our obligation to support these groups that are on the fringes. So many of the values of our tight- knit community come from organizations like 4-H and FFA. They teach valuable life lessons that promote ownership, respect, and honor in our children and adults. Your support doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. Even supplying a local softball team with jerseys can be a way of serving your community. Every need can be an opportunity to foster a culture of respect and tolerance.
While conflict over support can be counterproductive, arguments are necessary to sustain a culture. As attorneys, we are here to protect the people who make up our town. Everyone has intrinsic rights, and without someone to fight for them, there would be no balance. Sometimes that means getting dirty and being scrappy while fighting a case. It’s not always pretty, but it’s crucial to the livelihood of those we serve. When you work in law, the community is everything. That’s why we support as many organizations as we can. Breast cancer awareness, Dixie Youth Baseball Programs, Allen Parish Schools, Christian Legal Society, MD Anderson, McNeese State University Rodeo Club, 4-H, and FFA are just the beginning of the investment we make in local associations. We are proud to support them and will continue to stand by the positive effect they have on our communities. –Cra ig Jon e s & Cra ig Hill
“EVERYONE HAS INTRINSIC RIGHTS, AND WITHOUT SOMEONE TO FIGHT FOR THEM, THERE WOULD BE NO BALANCE.”
So much is made of what type of organization you support, and in modern society, that can become problematic in the blink of an eye. If you decide to back an association that has values someone else disagrees with, you invite attacks. The potential volatility of the situation turns many people away from lending a helping hand, and that’s unfortunate. It’s impossible to please everyone, and there will always be people who hold a different set of values than you do. Judging others for the support they lend to community organizations only fosters animosity, and that gets us nowhere.
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