While I am now proudly a Texas trial lawyer, I spent the first 18 years of my adult life in the Army. Although I left the Army in 2016, I still view many things through the lens of my military training and experiences. My work as a trial lawyer is no exception. On this Veterans Day weekend, I write to share a few of the military teachings that have stuck with me and how I conceptualize them now as a member of the profession of law rather than the profession of arms.
Before “Yes We Can” was a presidential campaign slogan, it was the rallying cry for Hispanic farm workers who chanted “Si Se Puede” as they fought for fair wages and humane working conditions. Historically, Hispanics have been told in numerous facets of American life that they could not.