Blake had learned a great deal from Chad, Joe, and Molly. He was excited about his next visit too. Victoria Barnett had been a very successful lawyer and the managing partner in a large international law firm, before deciding to stay closer to home and become a judge.
Blake arrived early at the courthouse for his meeting with Judge Barnett. As he approached her office, he saw about a dozen young people leaving. They appeared to be about his age, maybe a little younger. As he introduced himself to the judge’s assistant, he asked about the group.
“Law students,” she said. “The judge meets with a group like that every week. She helps them make sense of what they’re learning. She loves to help young people.”
“That’s why ...