Contrary to what many people may think, lawyers are not all about billable hours. In fact, the vast majority of lawyers are innate problem solvers who really do want to help people. Many lawyers agree that the worst part of their job is having to bill clients for services which they think are a fundamental part of our society. Lawyers also believe having access to quality legal representation should be available to anybody who wants it. It is frustrating that quality legal representation isn’t cheap and many people cannot afford it.
That’s why many lawyers do what they can to provide free services and advice in order to give back to the community. For example, the lawyers here at MMGM have helped to create, establish, and advise numerous charitable organizations. Once the organization is up and running, we continue to support and assist those organizations throughout the years free of charge.
Most recently, with the collaborative help of my partner Larry McDonough and attorney Gerry O’Meara at Gust Rosenfeld, PLC, I helped to incorporate a nonprofit organization called Sister Jose Women’s Shelter. The Shelter is a charitable organization dedicated to the care and nurture of homeless women within our Tucson community. The Shelter offers a warm bed on cold nights, food and other nourishment, showers and laundry facilities, and, for those without purpose, the Shelter offers engagement.
My wife and I have been involved with the Shelter for many years and we have contributed in any way we can, whether it be by our own hard labor and skills or financially. The Shelter is a tremendous organization full of talented people who truly want to help others. Working with the Shelter and its director, Jean Fedigan, has allowed me, and the MMGM family at large, to give back to the community and promote the greater good. Providing free legal services and advice is something we here at MMGM would like to do for all of our clients. Unfortunately, we cannot provide free services to everyone who needs help. However, MMGM works hard to give back whenever and wherever we can and we take great satisfaction in helping others.
For more information on Sister Jose Women’s Shelter, please contact Jean Fedigan at firstname.lastname@example.org.