A group of Austin school children got a lesson on what it means to be a lawyer Thursday from American Bar Association President Paulette Brown.


ABA President Paulette Brown, center, meets with the Boys & Girls Club at Overton Elementary in Austin on Thursday along with members of the Austin Young Lawyers Association.

Brown, in Texas as part of her national Main Street initiative, joined members of the Austin Young Lawyers Association at Overton Elementary to speak to a Boys & Girls Club about the law and to encourage them to consider a legal career.

“To me it’s been more fun days than not fun days,” Brown said, when asked by a student whether practicing law is hard.

Earlier in the day, Brown gave opening remarks at an ABA conference on the death penalty at the University of Texas School of Law. The conference, which concludes Saturday, is focusing on the legal landscape 40 years after the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in Gregg v. Georgia.

Brown is a partner at Locke Lord LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.