|Hiring an attorney is one of the most important choices that you will make. You want to know whether the lawyer you are thinking of hiring is competent to handle your case. This is important. Being a lawyer is a privilege, not a right. We attorneys occupy a place of great respect in our legal system and community. I'm blessed to have the opportunity to help others. I believe it is the duty of every attorney to be leaders in making our communities great places. Respect in the legal field and everything in life is something that is earned.|
Spending all your time practicing law dulls a lawyer's senses to what is going on in our community.
Many things affect a lawyer's ability to give great advice. Many of these things a great lawyer learns only by giving back to the community. Our firm enjoys giving both time and treasure. We are proud supporters of The Rescue Outreach Mission, Seminole County's only homeless shelter. We have seen many transformations where residents become productive members of our society once again. It is my privilege to be the current chairman of the Mission's board of directors. Please see the great work that the Mission is doing by looking at their website and becoming a friend of the Mission on Facebook. With 42% of homeless children under the age of 6, it gives me great joy to see the least among us cared for in a loving and dignified way. We are also proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for the 16th Annual Servants of the People Luncheon that was held on October 29, 2014 in Lake Mary, and raised just over our goal of $75,000 which was a 25% increase from last year's event. More importantly, these results placed over 40 families into transitional housing.
Our firm is one of the founding partners of Seminole County's largest corporate 5k races for charity, The Rescue Run Corporate 5k. We have helped recruit local and international businesses to sponsor the run and participate. Every March we meet new friends, have fun, and raise money for those without a home. Through generous sponsorships and participation we raised over $55,000 at our last race, which was on Saturday, March 28th, 2015 in Oval Park, Lake Mary. Team Vickaryous even placed as 3rd fastest corporate team! Watch the video on our site to learn more and become a friend of the Rescue Run Corporate 5k on Facebook as well.
Other charitable endeavors supported by the Vickaryous Law Firm are the Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools, the Gamez Foundation, the Foundation for Seminole State College of Florida, Rebuilding Together Orlando, the BETA Center, Franklin's Friends, and the Rotary Club of Lake Mary. Jim is a volunteer speaker and a Paul Harris Fellow of The Rotary Foundation.
One of the professional interests in our community is furthering the collegial practice of law in Florida through the Inns of Court in Seminole County. Its purpose is to encourage lawyers to “break bread” with each other once a month and to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and to sharpen legal skills. Jim received the 2011 Inns of Court Distinguished Service Award and currently serving on its board of directors as the Program Director. Jim also serves on the 18th Judicial Circuit's Local Professionalism Panel for Seminole County, whose purpose is to enhance professionalism among members of the Florida Bar practicing in this circuit; and on the Seminole County Parks and Preservation Advisory Committee, which supports the value of parks and recreation, to conserve what we enjoy today for future generations.
Orlando Magic Youth Foundation, Rescue Outreach Mission, May 2014
The Florida Bar News, Rescue Run Corporate 5K, May 2014
Lake Mary Life, Foster Care Advocate, March 2014
The Florida Bar News, Servants of the People Luncheon, February 2014
WESH 2 News Orlando, Forever Family Candidate Receives Gift, December 2013
There is one theme that runs through our law practice's service to our clients and our firm's service to our community: We only succeed by helping others. We are servant leaders and want to help you. Give us a call at 407-333-3332 and let us start helping you.