In our first 5 years, our founder, Paola Parra Harris, has enjoyed the recognition of “Ultimate Attorney in Family Law” from the Jacksonville Business Journal, “Hispanic Business Leader of the Year” from the Mayor’s Hispanic American Advisory Board and “Woman of Distinction” from the Gateway Council Girl Scouts. In addition, she has been recognized as the highest possible attorney rating in both legal ability and ethical standards reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the bar and judiciary as an AV Preeminent Attorney from Martindale Hubbell since 2017 to 2021. Our firm is proud to serve as a fully bilingual family law firm with all three attorneys, Paola Parra Harris, Mercedes BlasonAguilar and Lt. Cmdr., (Ret.) Priscilla “PJ” Justiniano being fully bilingual in Spanish. The three Latina women assist clients in their native language of Spanish.
To commemorate the special occasion, we are highlighting and donating to five local charities that promote our family law firm’s mission and tagline:
Family. Matters. These five charities are:
Sulzbacher, Catholic Charities of Jacksonville, Hubbard House, JALA (Jacksonville Area Legal Aid), The Giving Closet
The Mission of Sulzbacher is to empower homeless and at risk women, children and men through health, housing and income services thereby restoring hope and self-sufficiency.
Catholic Charities is a premier service provider for the most vulnerable in our community. By providing emergency financial assistance, workforce development, food assistance, immigration legal services, refugee resettlement and caring for persons with intellectual and developmental differences, we are putting our beliefs into action to transform lives.
Serving Duval and Baker Counties, Hubbard House, a full-service certified domestic violence center, has answered more than 101,500 hotline calls and sheltered more than 42,900 survivors and their children in its life-saving and life-changing 44-year history. The agency’s impact can be measured in suffering spared, lives liberated and tragic deaths avoided right here in the local community.
Navigating the courts and legal processes can be intimidating and confusing. Often those that need legal help the most can’t afford it. The mission of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid is to provide high quality legal assistance to low income and special needs groups – to empower them to accomplish energetic and affirmative advocacy, all to alleviate the circumstances, incidents and causes of poverty and discrimination.
Students in our schools are struggling now more than ever from problems caused by situational poverty. These problems affecting our students range from living in unstable environments, homelessness, and access to resources. The Giving Closet Project aims to address some of the most basic problems that our students and schools face through simple, effective solutions.