Cindy Johnston, a beloved employee in Locke Lord’s Dallas office who was born with Down syndrome and has been with the Firm for nearly 10 years after starting as a summer intern, was recently featured in an uplifting The Texas Lawbook article. She is truly an inspiration to all of us with her positive and can-do attitude. At Locke Lord, we are grateful to Cindy for teaching us all to enjoy and make the most of life.
According to Dallas Partner Frank Stevenson, “She has an inexhaustible exuberance that is a balm in a law firm environment. She provides something utterly unique. We could find someone else to stock the conference rooms, but we couldn’t find another Cindy.”
In particular, the article highlights how her work ethic and jovial attitude were noticed by Alistair Dawson, past president of the Houston Bar Association, and led to the creation of his hallmark initiative, Project TRAIN (Training, Readiness and Inclusion Network). The program provides education and training materials to assist employers in interviewing, hiring and retaining employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Currently, 23 law firms, including Locke Lord, and corporations are committed to interview and hire people with special needs through Project TRAIN.
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