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Guest Series: Michael Figgins
« on: January 12, 2012, 04:47:46 AM »
Guest Series: Michael Figgins



In a new series, Metro Jacksonville takes a step back to listen to, promote, and discuss the editorials, personal accounts, and vocal opinions of some of the key players in the preservation and progression of our community. This week, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA) Executive Director Michael Figgins explains why a strong legal aid program important to Jacksonville.

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Re: Guest Series: Michael Figgins
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 10:38:56 AM »
Michael is a very good guy.  And I know I'm biased*, but Jacksonville Area Legal Aid is one of the finest nonprofits, and finest law firms, in the City of Jacksonville.

They do amazing work and deserve the support of the community.

*(I used to work there and still support JALA with donations of time to help their clients.)
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Re: Guest Series: Michael Figgins
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 12:07:50 PM »
Good comentary.
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Re: Guest Series: Michael Figgins
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012, 12:09:54 PM »
I agree wholeheartedly, Jimmy. I clerked with Legal Aid in Tennessee during law school, and it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

The attorneys and staff at Jacksonville Area Legal Aid are phenomenal and provide a greatly needed service to this area especially during these tough economic times. I encourage everyone to donate to Jacksonville Legal Aid to ensure access to justice for everyone. You can contribute through JALA's website at https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/JacksonvilleAreaLegalAidI/OnlineDonation.html.

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Re: Guest Series: Michael Figgins
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2012, 06:53:18 PM »
What impresses me about the JALA attorneys is how optimistic, almost 'bubbly' they are about their job and their clients. It really squashes the typical notion of who attorneys are and what they do.
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Re: Guest Series: Michael Figgins
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 11:12:00 AM »
Good luck to Michael Figgins and his future endeavors in Oklahoma City.

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Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Executive Director Michael Figgins told the organization’s board of directors and staff Wednesday that he plans to accept a job offer in Oklahoma City, Okla.

http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=535446
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Re: Guest Series: Michael Figgins
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2012, 11:14:17 AM »
He's going to do amazing things in Oklahoma.  And his departure is a great opportunity for JALA to find fresh leadership.
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Re: Guest Series: Michael Figgins
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2012, 02:09:11 PM »
Yes, JALA now needs leadership from someone with a high profile in our legal community, who can be successful with badly needed fund raising.