Alumnus Leigha Frazier graduated in 2012 and went to Tarrant County College. While in high school Frazier participated in Choir.
What have you done after high school?
“I went to College, and graduated with an Associate’s in Paralegal Studies which landed me my Career with the current Law Firm I work at as Managing Paralegal,” Frazier said. “I moved out of my hometown into my own home. I started my own Photography side business.”
What made you want to do what you are doing now?
“I was always interested in the Legal side of things, Criminal/Civil etc,” Frazier said. “But when I interned for Legal Aid NWTX in College I saw the Family Side of things and knew I wanted to work with a Family Law Attorney, helping families.”
What did you learn/experience in high school affect you in college and beyond?
High school prepared me for the, ‘real world,’ in a sense that nothing matters in the social aspect of things, because you will move on from those friends and gain lifelong relationships that will help you grow into the person you become as an adult,” Frazier said.
Explain your job now, what you are doing, different aspects of your job.
“My title is Managing Paralegal, which means I do everything to prepare things for the Attorney to take to Court,” Frazier said. “Documents, Pleadings, Files, Client Intake (Picking which cases we take and don’t), Scheduling Pre- Trials & Trials, Filing Motions with the Court – Genres would be Debt Defense, Bankruptcy, Family Law (Divorces, Child-Custody, CPS cases), Civil Law.”
What are your plans for the future?
“I hope to grow into my career more, possibly work for a larger firm,” Frazier said. “Marriage, more children.”
What is your advice to current high schoolers?
“Enjoy being a, ‘kid,’ take classes seriously, go to the football games, make memories but stay out of trouble, your adult life comes very quick,” Frazier said.