July 29, 2020 Did You Know?

When I Was a New Lawyer

By Lisa Jill Dickinson
Lisa Jill Dickinson is owner of the Dickinson Law Firm, PLLC, practicing business law and civil litigation in Washington and Idaho

Lisa Jill Dickinson is owner of the Dickinson Law Firm, PLLC, practicing business law and civil litigation in Washington and Idaho

Lisa Jill Dickinson The and Now

What inspired you to become a lawyer? And what did you do before becoming a lawyer?

One of my friends was killed, and the police botched up the investigation. I was a freshman in high school. I wanted to be a criminal lawyer. Also, I saw injustices. I was a bit of a juvenile delinquent, and I saw the police usually taking away “the guy who didn’t do it” rather than the innocent-looking woman, etc. Basically, they’d just look at the group, and arrest the “hoodiest” looking one. Before law school I was a paralegal—I went to law school at 21 after taking a year off, so I didn’t do much before that.

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