Jervonne Newsome Contributes to Black History Month Series in Texas Lawbook

As part of Texas Lawbook’s celebration of Black History Month, LPHS attorney Jervonne Newsome shares her story and desire to become a lawyer. “It was in ninth grade that I decided to become a lawyer. I wrote poetry for friends desperate to save their teetering high school flings and fell in love with the power of words and the art of persuasion. Little did I know that those poems, albeit far from the legal briefs I write today, were my launching pads into real advocacy. Soon, my focus shifted to seeking justice for those I felt were wronged or singled out, usually kids who looked just like me.” 

Read the entire article in Texas Lawbook (subscription required).