The Lanier Law Firm takes seriously its commitment to give back to the communities it serves. Whether it’s promoting morality in the legal profession, supporting education, assisting with pet adoptions, or helping fund life-saving medical research, The Lanier Law Firm believes in good corporate citizenship. The Lanier Law Firm is consistently partnering with different non-profit organizations to help deserving individuals and communities in Houston, New York, Los Angeles and Oklahoma City. The firm’s attorneys and staff will put their work week on hold for one or more days to provide hands-on assistance to non-profit groups that are working to improve the lives of the less fortunate.
GUATEMALA SANA CHILDREN’S PROJECT
Mark Lanier has become a major contributor to and has organized many events on behalf of Guatemala SANA. The organization provides health and education services in Santa Maria de Jesus, a town of 30,000 near Antigua, Guatemala. These initiatives include medical and dental services, as well as a preschool. They provide everything from medicine to school supplies and furniture. They also provide assistance in the community with food bags and health-oriented stores. The firm’s annual Lanier Trial Academy donates 100% of its net profits every year to this worthy organization.
HOUSTON FOOD BANK
The Asbestos Bankruptcy team and IT department, among others, regularly rally troops from all Lanier offices, across the nation to donate both food and money to help support te Houston Food Bank. The Houston Food Bank distributes food and other essentials to those in need through a network of more than 1,800 community partners. In addition, they also provide programs and services aimed at helping families achieve long-term stability including nutrition education, job training, health management, and help in securing state-funded assistance.
HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO
The Lanier Law Firm is heavily involved in several aspects of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which raises millions of dollars for scholarships annually. These scholarships often assist children that may not otherwise have the ability to attend college. The Lanier Law Firm sponsors as well as has employees volunteering their time on committees such as the Rodeo’s Calf Scramble, The Judging Contest, The Branch Rodeo, The Paradise Committee, and The International Committee, all whose fundraising efforts go to benefit the children involved with the world’s largest stock show and rodeo. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo conributes more than 12 million annually to education.
LANIER THEOLOGICAL LIBRARY
The Lanier Theological Library is a 17,000 sq. ft research library located in Northwest Houston. The LTL has a capacity of over 100,000 volumes and specializes in Archaeology, Biblical Studies, Church History, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Egyptology, Linguistics, and Theology. The LTL also houses a comprehensive periodical collection, historical documents, and museum-quality artifacts. They provide physical resources to study the Bible and foster a challenging intellectual environment for everyone interested in Biblical studies. The Lanier Theological Library’s vision is to be open to the public with the best programs available to its patrons free of charge. The Library welcomes all and is committed to the open exchange of ideas, honest discussion, and unique fellowship of those who share the vision of the Foundation for biblical research, theological education, and practical training for Christian ministry.
BIBLICAL LITERACY CLASS
Mark Lanier teaches a 300-plus member Sunday school class focusing on Biblical Literacy at Champion Forest Baptist Church in Houston.
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Mark Lanier donated $6 million to his alma mater, Texas Tech University School of Law, to help build a high-tech courtroom and multi-use facility on the school’s campus in Lubbock. It is the largest gift in the law school’s history. “Texas Tech gave me the legal foundation that has allowed us wonderful chances to work in courts around the country,” Lanier told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Lanier graduated from Texas Tech University’s law school in 1984.
LEGAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN
The Lanier Law Firm is very supportive of San Francisco-based Legal Services for Children. It is a non-profit organization that provides free legal representation and social work services to children. We were presented with the award based on his efforts helping a 14-year-old boy from China who was abandoned by his parents and living homeless in Magnolia, Arkansas, while in the midst of a deportation trial in San Francisco. The boy was smuggled into the U.S. by human traffickers who repeatedly threatened to kill him if he did not repay a $70,000 indenture his father had agreed to on the boy’s behalf.
BARC PET ADOPTION
The Lanier Law Firm’s Accounting and Human Resources Department teamed up with BARC, an adoption agency in Houston, Texas dedicated to pet adoption and a live release initiative. With the help of BARC, the Lanier Law Firm’s Accounting and Human Resources Department was able to host various pet adoption events in early November and July.
SIRE - THERAPEUTIC EQUESTRIAN CENTERS
SIRE has provided equestrian therapy to children and adults with a wide variety of disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, multiple sclerosis, down syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries among others. The Lanier Law Firm in Houston as volunteered time on various construction projects at a SIRE property near Spring, Texas.
THE BOWERY MISSION
The Lanier Law Firm proudly supports The Bowery Mission, a non-profit organization that has provided food, shelter, and services to poverty-stricken men, women, and children in New York since 1879. Attorneys and staff members from The Lanier Law Firm’s New York office volunteer at The Bowery Mission preparing lunch for guests, as well as sorting donated clothing.