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Random Profile: Coretta Graham, Corpus Christi
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Best thing about being a lawyer: freedom to build your own small business.
If you could be anyone else for a day, who would it be? the Queen of England.
Culinary talent: sweet potatoe pie.
Pet peeve: people who waste your time.
If you weren't an attorney, what profession do you think you would be in? social worker.
Areas of practice: Criminal law, Family law, Elder law, Probate Law.
Education: JD Thurgood Marshall School of Law (1998), B.A Douglass College, Rutgers University- New Brunswick.
Community Involvement: Kiwanis, Junior League Corpus Christi, Delta Sigma Theta Inc Sorority Corpus Christi Alumnae chapter, NAACP.
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing attorneys today? job/financial opportunities.
Most important career lesson: stay focused on the task at hand and follow through.
Favorite saying/quote: I can do all things thru Christ that strengthen me from the Holy Bible.
Favorite TV program: any TV judge show.
The last movie I saw: Transformers, Revenge of the Fallen.
Favorite food: licorice.
If I had more time, I would: travel the world.
What has changed the most technologically or practice wise since you have been licensed? use of phone as mobile office.
How do you think the practice will change in the next 15 years? more counties will embrace efiling for criminal cases; we will have more virtual technologies integrated in the courtroom such as 3D virtual imaging that would not cost a lot of money; we would have more FREE legal research sites; we would have virtual secretaries /rent a paralegal companies; and courtrooms would use WEBCAM more in prison/jail for arraignments, etc.
Coretta has a private practice, Graham Legal Services, in Corpus Christi.
You can also view Coretta's TexasBar.com profile.
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