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.”
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