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Jax Daily Record Monday, Jun. 18, 201212:00 PM EST

Lawyer Snapshot: Michele L.A. Rollins


Age: 44

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

Pets: None

Education: University of Georgia School of Law

Admitted to the Bar: 2009

Employed by: L.A. Law PA

Fields of practice: Real Estate; Immigration; Family; Mediations

Professional organizations: The Jacksonville Bar Association, Member, ADR, Juvenile, Solo, YLS and Immigration sections; The Florida Bar, Member RPPTL, ADR, Solo committees.

Community involvement: I have been heavily involved with the Guardian ad Litem Program for the past eight years, and have contributed more than 500 pro bono hours for each year of involvement with them over the past few years. These wonderful, amazing and inspiring kids really need an advocate to fight for their rights who will do the right thing.

Commissioner, Vice Chair JHRC; Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2011.

How did I get 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 someone else can get involved: Contact the Guardian ad Litem Program at 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: George Bush “Decision Points” and Joel Osteen “Every Day A Friday.”

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