Why Should Becoming A Lawyer Be Up To Luck?

By Franz Hardy – Mentor, Partner, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhni, LLP

I feel privileged to serve as a mentor for LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede.  Growing up, I did not know of any resource like this and, despite this, feel very lucky to have finished college, law school, and to go on to be a practicing lawyer.  However, why should becoming a lawyer or a professional be up to luck?  Judge Arguello has focused on a period of time for young students where they need guidance and are mature enough to begin accepting career advice.  Her program provides real resources and information should a student want to pursue a career in the law.  I am fortunate to be matched with a student who seems eager and dedicated to reaching her dreams despite humble beginnings.  Recently, she came to my office and we toured the various nearby courthouses and met with Judge Arguello.  The student was awed and inspired by this experience.  She realizes that this is all available to her if she takes the right steps starting now.  LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede can show her the path.  LAW SCHOOL … Sí Se Puede is a program that I just wish I could have been involved in as a young student, but at least I can give back through it now.  Thank you, Judge Arguello.