Name: Terie Smith
Birthday: February, 24th
Where are you from? Where do you live now? Born and raised in LA – live about a half a mile from the hospital I was born at in LA.
What is your role at LiveLitigation, and why is it exciting to you?
IT Director. With the ever changing tech landscape I am always having to think about what’s new and next for our clients.
How long have you worked here?
Been with the company off and on since 2007. In total, about 8 years.
What do you like best about working at LiveLitigation?
The people, I work with some of the greatest people.
If you could pick one theme to turn into a book about LiveLitigation, what would it be?
Revolutionizing an outdated legal system.
What have you gained from working here?
Heartburn, lol, no – It’s interesting being on the service side for the legal industry. Most interactions people have usually are the opposite, where you are seeking services either for relief or defense.
What is your proudest moment at LiveLitigation?
We’ve always been an organization that takes on challenges, from the minor to the major. While like others we may stumble, we always get back up and solve it. I like our tenacity and dedication to our goals.
What did you do before LiveLitigation, and why did you choose to work here?
I’ve been in the Tech Industry for almost 20 years. Always fixing something on-site or in person. This job offered me a chair and a phone, but more than that, it offered a change of pace which I needed at that time in my life. Monotony can stall personal growth.
What was your first job?
Jr. Lifeguard at a local pool.
What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
I’d go back to consulting, perhaps spend more time being more active with good causes.
What did you want to be when growing up?
A Secret Agent
How would you describe yourself in 10 keywords or fewer?
Analytical, Persistent, Impatient, Determined
What are your three most overused words/phrases?
Hey what’s up, That’s what’s up, lol
What is the one thing you cannot resist?
If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?
3 of my best friends so they can suffer with me and keep me company.
What is your favorite travel destination?
If you were a box of cereal, which one would you be? Why?
Raisin Bran. Because it’s the cereal I most like eating.
Cats or Dogs?
If you were allowed one superpower, what would it be?
What would you most likely be doing on a normal Saturday afternoon in your free time?
Working a USC Sporting Event
Favorite movie line?
“We’re both travelling through life…, in a car with no brakes!”
What is your pet peeve?
Android or iPhone?
Favorite type of food?
El Torrito Grill
What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in your lifetime?
Mac or PC?
What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
Go out and play sports
What’s the last book you read?
The Hunger Games
What is the first concert you attended?
If your life were a song, what would the title be?
“You Gotta Be”
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Failure is not the opposite of success, just a step on the road to it.
Cake or Pie?
Last thing you watched on Netflix?
House of Cards
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you want to meet?
What is one item on your bucket list?
Win the Lottery
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