August 20, 2013

Alumna’s essay wins her a meeting with Judge Judy

Alumna Lin Hendler ‘10 recently won the chance to meet television’s Judge Judy, who served as inspiration for her as she was recovering from open heart surgery.

Lewis & Clark Law School alumna Lin Hendler ’10 was recently given the opportunity to meet television’s Judge Judy after being chosen as the winner of the “How Judge Judy Change My Life Contest”. Lin describes how Judge Judy served as an inspiration to her as she was recovering from her second open heart surgery due to a congenital heart defect.

“I became intrigued by Judge Judy when I realized she was a minority who built an empire from nothing through hard work.  While frustrated and waiting for my sternum to knit itself together again, that was a powerful message.  It helped me feel I, too, could achieve great things in time”, Lin explains in an article describing her experience.

Lin has recently started her own private practice in Portland. She advises clients in estate planning, special education law, among other areas, and has worked as a volunteer attorney at Disability Rights Oregon.

Check out the video of Lin meeting Judge Judy on Facebook.