Fresh out of high school, I chose OPJC initially because I wanted to intern in an office setting. OJPC helped me clarify my career path.
Self-worth is a large component to the success of an individual. With self-worth it is possible to get back up after we have fallen down. It is what helps us to believe we deserve a second chance.
That moment changed a lot about the way I speak and write. The funny thing about the way in which people speak and write is that it is the way in which they most often think.
The fact that even after all the hardships they have faced, they still had time to laugh and bless others with their laughter inspired me. Being in contact with these clients has impacted my growth, and it has taught me to be slow at judging people.
Though law school can sometimes feel mechanical, I am learning that law is always about working with people, which means that part of my job is always to make the judge or jury see the humanity in my client—prisoner or otherwise.