Libraries, Life Lessons and the Law

, Texas Lawyer

Growing up in a small town in the 1960s, Judge Gracie Lewis lived an idyllic farm life that included driving her grandfather's tractor and getting vegetables ready for market. But Hempstead, Texas, also taught Lewis some ugly lessons, she says. The desire to help people facing injustice sparked her desire to become a lawyer, says Lewis, now judge of Dallas Criminal District Court No. 3.

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