People & Profits
Some people say that business is all about profitability. Those people are mostly right. If you can't make any money, you won't be in business for very long.
At St. Augustine Law Group, we believe that business and law are more than just a transactions involving profitability. They involve real people! People with families, friends, history, and a future. Our desire is to meet people where they are, and hopefully assist them on a human level, as well as help them navigate a complex legal issue. As an Attorney & Counselor at Law, part of our job is help set the minds of our clients at ease as we work towards a resolution related to their case, or help them prevent future headache by providing them advice ahead of a planned action. This focus on people is what leads us to give back to the community.
Part of the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid network, St. Johns County legal aid is located on San Marco Avenue. They offer a variety of services to citizens whom could not otherwise afford an attorney. In addition, it serves as a central gathering place for attorneys in our community wishing to serve those in need of legal services. Everything from teaching a forms class to free legal representation, Legal Aid provides services to those that qualify. Richard Brooks regularly volunteers at the monthly advice clinics where members of the community receive a free consultation on their legal issues with the opportunity of obtaining full time free legal representation if they qualify.
Many people are unaware of what a GAL is. in general, a GAL is an advocate for children within the "system" otherwise known as dependency. There are a variety of reasons that a child might become the responsibility of the state. Abuse, neglect, and family tragedy are just a few possible reasons. When these children become part of the "system" GAL's act specifically on their behalf, advocating for their needs, and wants before the court and other agencies. Feel free to read more about the program here. Mr. Brooks is a GAL for the 7th Circuit.
Gamble Rogers Music Festival
In 2015, St. Augustine Law Group, PA co-sponsored the "Pickers" stage at the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival held at the St. Augustine Amphitheater. The festival proceeds are for the benefit of the Gamble Rogers Memorial Foundation.
More to come...
At St. Augustine Law Group, PA our goal is to be more involved in our community every day. We don't want to only be seen in an office, or in the court room. We want to be seen and known by our community as a company, and as people that strive to make our community a better place by supporting local organizations, businesses, and a variety of causes that benefit our community.