People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do anything. When they believe in themselves, they have the first secret of success.


– Norman Vincent Peale, Author, The Power of Positive Thinking

Being the first - the first family member to go to college, law school, or medical school; the first woman jurist; the first minority president; and the first openly gay mayor. These “firsts” take pride in that title, and for good reason. They open doors for those who come after them. Oftentimes, it took significant effort to break down barriers to get where they are today. That is, for most “firsts,” they took the road less traveled and it was hard.

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves, they have the first secret of success.


– Norman Vincent Peale, Author, The Power of Positive Thinking

Being the first - the first family member to go to college, law school, or medical school; the first woman jurist; the first minority president; and the first openly gay mayor. These “firsts” take pride in that title, and for good reason. They open doors for those who come after them. Oftentimes, it took significant effort to break down barriers to get where they are today. That is, for most “firsts,” they took the road less traveled and it was hard.

No matter your background, socioeconomic status, racial, ethnic, or gender, if you want to be a lawyer, you can. On this website, you will find the stories of many lawyers who were the first in his/her family to go to law school. They became trailblazers, making significant impacts in Texas and around the country. Listen and learn from these stories. If you want to seek a legal career, don’t let anything stop you.

You Can Be A Lawyer

Barbara Jordan

No matter your background, socioeconomic status, racial, ethnic, or gender, if you want to be a lawyer, you can. On this website, you will find the stories of many lawyers who were the first in his/her family to go to law school. They became trailblazers, making significant impacts in Texas and around the country. Listen and learn from these stories. If you want to seek a legal career, don’t let anything stop you.

Barbara Jordan
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