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Michelle Obama Praises Department of Justice Employees

Michelle Obama Praises Department of Justice Employees

On Wednesday, June 23, 2010, U.S. Department of Justice employees had a memorable visit from First Lady Michelle Obama. She praised them for their work, and recognized not just the attorneys, but the staff as well.

I was especially moved by these remarks from her speech:
…I’ve seen the power that law has to change people’s lives in a very real and meaningful way. And I knew that lawyers had the ability to help turn words on a page into justice in the world –- to keep a neighborhood safe; to keep a family in their home; to leave our children a world that is a little more equal and a little more just.

And I know to be here, taking pay cuts as many of you do, you’ve got to be doing it because of passion because all of you all would be at a firm somewhere if it didn’t mean something to you.

But that’s true whether you’re an attorney, a paralegal, a librarian, a support staffer — truly, the dedication that you’ve all shown is extraordinary. And I’m proud — very proud — of the work that you’ve done, and I’m extremely grateful for what you’re doing every day.

And it’s important for us to share those values with the next generation. We need to replace you all. We need to start working on the next generation of staffers and attorneys and librarians and paralegals who are going to fill these seats in decades to come. And they’re going to do that because of the work that they see you doing. They’re going to do that because of the pride that you take in your work. We are the role models for the next generation.

Whether you work for the Department of Justice or a small firm in a rural town, Michelle Obama’s words are inspiring and remind us why we love working in the legal field.
We are role models, and what we are doing is important.
Source: Main Justice

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