PARRIS Cares is our firm’s commitment to give back to the community that we are so proud to live in and serve. We are dedicated to improving safety, education and health for all residents by working with local organizations for a better tomorrow.
Making a positive difference in the Antelope Valley
R. Rex Parris has made a powerful impact throughout the Antelope Valley as a leader in numerous community organizations serving the needs of residents. As mayor of Lancaster for the past eight years, Rex was involved with many city initiatives, including the Lancaster Wellness Homes, Lancaster Community Impact Homes and YOLO Lancaster. He has also made it his mission to reduce crime. Rex is a founder of the Lancaster Child-Abuse Task Force, the Antelope Valley War on Gangs and the Valley Volunteers Program. He also has served as chairman of the Antelope Valley Hospital Community Benefits Advisory Council.
Supporting local education
Education in the Antelope Valley has benefited greatly from the involvement and support of PARRIS. Rex dedicates his time, legal knowledge and courtroom expertise to educating our high school students by advising them as they prepare for mock-trial competitions. In recognition of his years of dedicated work on behalf of the valley’s students, the Antelope Valley Union High School District named a high school in his honor. R. Rex Parris Continuation High School is located in Palmdale. Every year, PARRIS participates in the Antelope Valley Fair Association’s Annual 4.0 Student Recognition Celebration. In 2018, PARRIS donated two $1,000 scholarships to two local high school students pursuing higher education.
The Jacob Hefter Foundation partnership
PARRIS has partnered with the Jacob Hefter Foundation to help them tow their driving simulation more easily. Rex and Carrol ran into the Hefters at the 2018 annual California Poppy Festival, and they noticed the truck the Hefters were using to tow their distracted driving simulation was becoming worn out. PARRIS gifted the foundation a brand new truck, so they could tow their simulation with more ease. For more information, visit the Jacob Hefter Foundation.
Parris Institute for Professional EXCELLENCE
In 2014, Rex established an exciting partnership with the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law. This partnership offers first-year law students the opportunity to develop the most important trait every lawyer should have: upstanding moral character. The Parris Institute for Professional Formation’s goal is to develop the next generation of ethical leaders.