From social work to family law, seems logical right? Maybe so? But it’s about the journey, not the destination, right? So, to know Fatina Lorick solely based on how you see her as a family law attorney is to know only party of the story . . . at best.
But they say for those that “do the work” the “work” never leaves them. So, if that’s true, then you would think Fatina’s social work hasn’t left her. If you thought that, you’d be right. Because Fatina maintains a vibrant guardian ad litem practice working on behalf of, or in support of, Mecklenburg County . . . but really, it’s about the kids. Always the kids.
She’s a pioneer, too, having created the LIGHT Ministry to provide pro bono legal services and educational workshops through her church. And finally, last but not least (for now), she is the president of the John S. Leary Bar Association, an organization of black attorneys who have been leaders in Charlotte’s most prominent civil rights movement. Fatina has taken the baton, having organized “A Day to Stand in Solidarity” following George Floyd’s murder. We’re here with Fatina to talk about her path, and what’s next.