Like the Constitution, it set out a framework based on equality and justice for all.
I laugh at it now, because, in this day and age, what kind of equality and justice would I have needed to get my constituents in the third grade?
But, it turned out my mind was really directed – from a very young age – towards helping people combat unjust situations.
That doesn’t mean I started out with the practice of law right out of school though.
I mean, similar to lawyers, I was in the trenches helping people in need, but, I wasn’t in the courtrooms of justice just yet.
I first started out working in psychiatric hospitals, helping patients with their day-to-day.
I was fascinated by the mind and how it worked. I learned the unique stories of so many people and wanted to serve them more.
[I was also appalled at how patients were being treated in these facilities. So, naturally, I wanted to help.]