As I write this, I am headed off for a vacation to a place that’s been on my bucket list for quite a while: Italy.

I’m excited about visiting all of those famous places that I’ve only dreamed about seeing: the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain.

And yet, even with the thrill of this adventure, I recognize how fortunate I am to be traveling to such a destination.  Being part of the legal community comes with a great responsibility: we recognize the injustices in the world we live in, and some of us are working towards remedying those circumstances.  This is a great gift that we can bring to others.  And traveling, expanding our very limited circle, whether geographically, socially or culturally, is one way to better understand the diversity in our world, to appreciate that diversity and be grateful for our own situation, too.

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