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Jessica’s Story

I am the survivor of a suicide attempt. I am also a successful lawyer. For years I struggled to reconcile these parts of myself. I hesitated to go to law school, wondering if everyone else was confident and assured, doubting I could thrive in the profession. Fortunately, I've learned I can. We all contain multitudes. Lawyers can be vulnerable, anxious, sensitive, and still do well. I certainly have. I've learned how to fight for my clients, for a better world, and most of all for myself. LAP has given me a community in which I can be genuine, in which I can support others and be supported. Indeed, LAP is one of my most valuable professional circles and resources. If you're struggling, reach out. We are here for you. --Jessica

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