At LaBar Adams practicing law is not a job. Practicing law is not a business. Practicing law is not just a profession, it is a higher calling. We are called upon to protect the widows and the orphans. To protect and help those who cannot protect and help themselves.
We are deeply convicted by our oath that they “will never reject, from any consideration personal to myself, the cause of the defenseless or oppressed….” (Oath of Admission to Florida Bar).
The measurement of meeting this higher calling is not seven figure verdicts or settlements (although sometimes this occurs). It is not even money as “the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.” Rather, it is measured by lives changed. By the restoration of personal dignity. By the demonstration of empathy and compassion shared between the members of our community. All done without thought of self or motivated by personal gain.
The attorneys at LaBar Adams are involved as guardian ad litems defending the rights of the defenseless- children. This is the intersection of the God given relationship between a parent and child with the State’s assumed responsibility to protect the most vulnerable in our community. As a trial lawyer, under these circumstances one can truly see his or her insignificance. One can see that more is needed than human knowledge and human systems to correct the ills of our society. “Lord to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”
For us the practice of law is the result of the greatest calling of our lives and we look forward to the day when they hear “[w]ell done, good and faithful servant.”