She Was a Felon Addicted to Drugs—Then Became a Lawyer

From a Washington Post story by Sydney Page headlined “She was a felon who was addicted to drugs. Then she became a lawyer.”:

At the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, immediately after her client’s murder case was dismissed, attorney Sarah Gad ran into Chief Judge Toddrick Barnette.

She knew him because nearly a decade ago, he was the presiding judge when she was a defendant facing drug charges in his courtroom. She approached him in the courthouse lobby on July 19, and reintroduced herself. Right away, her face was familiar to him.

“Sarah, what are you doing here?” Barnette asked Gad.