The legal profession is one of the most esteemed, revered, and well-regarded in the world. Only a select few men and women take an oath before the bar and before God to give their time and talents to represent people who need help.
At Johnson & Biscone, we always remember that every great opportunity comes with great responsibility. Even when lawyers are not in the courtroom, we are still called to give to those in need.
This season, a Johnson & Biscone staff member approached our partners and suggested that our firm volunteer as a drop-off site for the U.S Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.
Our firm promoted our office location as a drop-of site for weeks. We presented that we want to give back, and we hoped others would, too. For weeks, individuals and businesses from throughout Oklahoma City delivered toys and monetary donations. As a result, children in the community will have a cheerful Christmas memory this season, a memory that they otherwise may not have had.
When our staff loaded up three full-sized boxes of new, unwrapped toys and took them to the Toys for Tots collection site this week, it was hard not be overjoyed.
The very nature of the legal profession requires us to put others first, to be a voice to those who need assistance. Seven days a week, we represent people in need. We represent neighbors; we represent widows; we represent children who have lost a parent; we represent parents who have lost a child; we represent the injured; we represent the disabled; we represent the neglected and abused; we represent those who are suffering an injustice.
As a representative to those in the community when we are in the courtroom, we must take care of the community all of the days and hours in between. I could not be more proud to be associated with a profession that gives back so readily.