Today Meredith Jones spoke at the Indian River Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Network monthly luncheon about being a small business owner.
At Jones Chesnutt, PLLC we know it’s important to give back not just through our legal work, but through all kinds of community involvement. Our firm has been a member of the Indian River Chamber of Commerce since shortly after we opened. We love being part of this community of local business professionals.
It’s important to connect with other lawyers so that we can suggest names to our clients when they are looking for work that we don’t do, and we love knowing that other professionals trust us enough to suggest us to their clients, friends, and family. Our practice areas are family law, criminal defense, and dependency law. We pride ourselves on building relationships with our clients, and want them to call us no matter what kind of potential legal situation they might find themselves in. Are they starting a small business? Are they having an issue with an aging parent’s nursing home or home health care? Were they involved in a car accident? While we would love to personally help our clients with all of their legal needs, we also know that focusing our efforts on where we have the most experience works best for everyone.
Chamber membership also lets us know what is going on around town, who might be able to help a divorcing client move, what companies understand and will hire people with criminal convictions, what non-profits are having community service projects that would be excellent family bonding opportunities, and more. We want to be able to help our clients handle all the issues surrounding their cases. Community involvement helps us do just that.