Marks Gray is proud of its involvement in the community. Our attorneys, paralegals and support staff dedicate time to helping others and giving back. We encourage everyone to work at making community service an important part of their lives. We routinely have committee’s who choose an organization to serve and raise funds through bake sales and ‘jeans day’ Friday’s.
Pro Bono work
Many Marks Gray attorneys participate in Pro Bono work. We firmly believe that it is our responsibility to use the skill set and experience we have to make a difference in the lives of Northeast Florida residents.
Our firm has conducted firm nights at Jacksonville Legal Aid interviewing potential clients and triaging files for legal aid attorneys for the past 10 years. In this way we have provided over 1,000 hours of pro bono legal work to our local community.
In addition to spending time in the community, the firm has also collected donations from attorneys and staff during times of national and international crisis. During Hurricane Katrina, the firm raised over $11,500 toward relief efforts. More recently, the firm raised $5,130 for “Faith-Hope-Love Infant Rescue,” a non-profit orphanage in Haiti run by a former Marks Gray employee. This organization was affected by the recent earthquake in Haiti. Click here for more information about this donation.
The following is a select sampling of community and charity organizations we participate in:
- American Red Cross
- Best Buddies of Jacksonville
- Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Northeast Florida
- Boys Home
- Children’s Home Society of Florida
- Duval County Teen Court Board
- First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Girl Scouts of America
- Hubbard House of Jacksonville
- Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
- Jacksonville Commodores League
- Jacksonville Community Council, Inc.
- Jacksonville Historical Society
- Junior League of Jacksonville
- Leadership Jacksonville
- Learn to Read
- March of Dimes
- National Military Family Association
- Navy League of the United States, Jacksonville Council and Camden County Council
- One Woman’s Place
- Ronald McDonald House
- St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
- Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, Board of Directors
- United Way
- Willing Hands