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James Le Mieux
Jax Daily Record Monday, Dec. 1, 201412:00 PM EST

Lawyer snapshot: James R. Le Mieux

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Name: James R. Le Mieux

Age: 39 (40 all too soon)

Family: Evan, age 1; Ella, age 6; Carter, age 8; and wife, Heather.

Pets: Three dogs, an outside cat and goldfish from the fair (down to two).

Education: B.A. in political science from the University of Arizona and J.D. from Florida Coastal School of Law

Admitted to the Bar: 2004

Employed by: Three Rivers Legal Services Inc.

Field of practice: Represent low-income people in family law, consumer law, veterans’ benefits and housing matters.

Professional organizations: The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs

Community involvement: Annulment advocate for Diocese of St. Augustine

How did you become involved? I worked as an AmeriCorps fellow for a year and then was hired as a staff attorney at Three Rivers Legal Services.

How can someone else become involved? Three Rivers welcomes pro bono attorney involvement and other opportunities to volunteer are abundant. I think that the hard part is doing what we should do instead of what we feel like doing.

What have you learned/achieved through the experience? I have learned that it is a privilege to earn a living as a lawyer for deserving clients, without having to charge them.

What was the last book you read or are reading? “Top Secret,” by Web Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV

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