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Jax Daily Record Monday, May 5, 201412:00 PM EST

Lawyer snapshot: Michele L.A. Rollins


Name: Michele L. A. Rollins

Age: 46

Family: Husband (Alvin), parents (Ron & Maureen), five sisters and five amazing nephews.

Pets: None, unless you count the pesky armadillo in my backyard.

Education: University of Georgia, School of Law

Admitted to the Bar: 2009

Employed by: L.A. Law PA

Fields of practice: Real estate, employment, mediations and arbitrations

Professional organizations: The Jacksonville Bar Association, chair of dependency committee, and member of Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee; Florida Bar member; Jacksonville Human Rights Commission volunteer; and Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2011.

Community involvement: I have been involved with the Guardian ad Litem program for the past 10 years. The children in the system really need an advocate to fight for their rights and I’m glad to be that voice for them whenever I can.

How did you become involved: I have always been compelled to help the children who are usually unrepresented and have no voice at all in the legal system. All it took was someone asking me to get involved and I did. I find it very difficult to say “no” to a good cause.

How can someone else become involved: Contact the Guardian ad Litem program at (904) 630-1200.

What have you learned/achieved through the experience: Don’t be so quick to judge others! Everyone deserves to have their voices heard, especially the children who are so often overlooked.

What was the last book you read/or are reading: (Still reading) George Bush’s “Decision Points.”

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