All rise: Students and judges find connection : Kids given chance to meet jurists who share background
Thinking back on what inspired her legal career, Cook County Associate Judge LaGuina Clay-Herron said she can point to a moment in her childhood when her teacher introduced her class to an African-American female attorney.
"She looked like me and sounded like I did," said Clay-Herron, who grew up in Chicago's Chatham neighborhood and attended Chicago Public Schools. "That gave me a totally different perspective."
Clay-Herron, who has been a judge for 12 years, said she keeps that in ...