First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Department of Justice to address department employees. She spoke about the reasons she wanted to become a lawyer and the importance of the work done by the thousands of employees at the Justice Department on behalf of the American people.
Attorney General Eric Holder introduced the First Lady and noting her "brilliant legal mind," made her an offer: "I have been so impressed by her legal skills that Iím going to make her an offer- right now- to join the best lawyers in the world, right here at DOJ."
First Lady Michelle Obama shared her reason for becoming an attorney, saying, "I've seen the power that law has to change people's lives in a very real and meaningful way. And I knew that lawyers had the ability to help turn words into justice in the world."
Mrs. Obama was joined on stage by some of the Department's longest serving employees. In her remarks she noted, "It's just wonderful to see people who have made commitments for decades to government service."
First Lady Michelle Obama personally greeted many of the hundreds of department employees who had gathered in The Great Hall. During her remarks she praised their service, saying, ďI think itís important for the people around the country to know that government is working hard for the American people and that itís made up of everyday Americans who are making sacrifices on their behalf.Ē