So much of our job is thankless. We're firefighters -- rushing to put out the blaze and limit the damage. But every once in a while something happens that makes you smile and remember why you do what you do day after day.
I had one of those moments today. I had a client whose family couldn't afford to bond her out of the county jail. She wasn't a citizen -- but she was here legally. She had a decent job and a family who depended on her income.
This morning the judge lowered her bond and she qualified for release through pretrial services. She'll be sitting at the dinner table with her loved ones tonight.
After I told her she'd be going home this afternoon she said: "Thank you."