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Judge Urges Teens With Adult Burdens to Focus on Future

In a new U.S. Courts video, U.S. District Court Judge Lorna G. Schofield, New York City, tells how she coped with the adult responsibilities of growing up with a chronically ill mother. She encourages teens to take the long view:  “You can make a completely different life for yourself.  And it’s important to remember that when things just seem too hard right now.”

The four-minute, first-person video is part of the federal courts’ Pathways to the Bench series, and was released in conjunction with Women’s History Month, honored every March.

While intended for all audiences, Pathways videos especially can inspire high school students and youth groups to overcome obstacles on the way to achieving dreams. Learn more on the Educational Resources  page.