Chadwick McCrea Graham has led activities at the Graham Adair, Inc. business immigration law firm in San Jose, California, since co-founding the firm in 2010. Beyond his work as an attorney and business leader, Chadwick McCrea Graham spends time contributing to various community groups. He is particularly involved with youth organizations, serving as a teacher with his church and as a local soccer and baseball coach.
One of the most important roles of a little league coach is to help younger players understand the sport’s rules and regulations. First base is a great place to start a player’s education, as there are a number of somewhat complex rules governing the base for base runners, including rules about advancing and the uncaught third strike rule.
When it comes to advancing, first base is unique compared to second and third base in that players are permitted to run through the bag while attempting to outrun a throw. In most cases, a player will cross the base, receive a safe or out call from the umpire, and either return to the base or head back to their team’s dugout. However, once a player makes any indication that they may attempt to advance to second base, he or she can be tagged out. There are several steps players can take to help umpires determine whether they are interested in advancing or simply returning to first base.
Contrary to popular belief, a runner who turns left after running through first is not automatically eligible to be tagged out. While coaches should encourage players to turn right in order to avoid a judgement call on behalf of the umpire, players can only be tagged out if they make a decided effort to advance to second. More simply put, a player that turns left and immediately returns to the base is not likely to be viewed as a threat to advance by the umpire. In fact, youth coaches should consistently remind players to quickly return to the base after such a play. More information regarding advancing through first can be found under Rule 7.08 in the official Little League Rulebook.
Chadwick McCrea Graham, an immigration attorney in San Jose, California, is a cofounder of Graham Adair, Inc., a law practice in San Jose. Also a dedicated member of his church, Chadwick McCrea Graham is committed to religious freedom within the field of law. Membership in the J. Reuben Clark Law Society connects Mr. Graham to other lawyers who share similar moral convictions.
The J. Reuben Clark Law Society hosted its annual convention February 16-18, 2017, in Philadelphia. At the conference, members were given an opportunity to hear noteworthy speakers discuss issues related to religious freedom, the constitution, and the historical significance of Philadelphia.
Leadership meetings and student networking events were offered to attendees of the convention. Breakout and plenary sessions were led by respected members of the law community such as Judge Kent Jordan and Professor Jeffrey Rosen. Attendees were also given the opportunity to participate in a Rocky-style run to the Philadelphia Art Museum and tours to noteworthy sites including Independence Hall, home of the famous Liberty Bell.
Chadwick McCrea Graham is an entrepreneur based in San Jose, California. He is the owner of SmashPong LLC, a company that sells equipment for a new sport similar to ping pong. A lover of sports, Chadwick McCrea Graham enjoys watching different types of sports, including basketball. His favorite basketball team is the Phoenix Suns.
Outside the basketball court, the Phoenix Suns give back to the community through a philanthropic arm, Phoenix Suns Charities. Started in 1988, the charitable foundation has provided over $18 million to organizations in Arizona.
Every year, Phoenix Suns Charities engages in fundraising activities for various charitable programs. Recently, the foundation teamed up with Bon Jovi to organize a charity auction. Auction items are Suns season tickets packaged with signed Bon Jovi memorabilia, souvenirs, and merchandise. Proceeds from the auction benefit Phoenix Suns Charities as well as Bon Jovi's charitable organization, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation.
Cofounder of the law firm Graham Adair, Inc. in San Jose, California, attorney Chadwick McCrea Graham also owns ID Shredders, Inc. When not at work, Chadwick McCrea Graham enjoys staying active and participates in numerous races. The one race he is most proud of is competing in the Warrior Dash, which he finished third for his age group.
Begun in 2009, the Warrior Dash is a 5K obstacle course race that invites everyone to participate. As of November 2016, the Warrior Dash has donated more than $13.5 million to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. More than 2.5 million people have participated in this worldwide event, which features 12 obstacles. Those who complete the course receive a medal, T-shirt, helmet, and a beer.
The 2017 race in Southern California occurs in Chino at Prado Regional Park on April 6. This race features mud mounds, a giant cliffhanger, and the goliath, which requires participants to climb two stories and splash into the bottom of a 30-foot-high slide. After the race, participants can hose off all the mud they accumulate, or for an additional $20, they can run the race again.
An attorney at Graham Adair, Inc., Chadwick McCrea Graham co-founded the firm, which handles cases related to business and employment law. In his spare time, Chadwick McCrea Graham serves as chair of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.
With origins dating back to 1988, the J. Reuben Clark Law Society has grown exponentially throughout its brief existence. Internationally, the organization oversaw five chapters in its inaugural year. By 2010, nearly 70 chapters were operating around the world. Domestically, the first chapter launched in 200,1 and more than 20 followed thereafter.
The organization’s primary goal is to “promote fairness and virtue founded upon the rule of law.” For this reason, any legal professional supporting the mission through public service may join the society. Membership into the national and international divisions does not require an annual fee, though professionals looking to join local chapters may be subject to fees.
Membership benefits include access to career services through the Brigham Young University (BYU) Law School if a member possesses more than three years of legal experience. To ensure that members stay on top of career opportunities, BYU’s Career Services Office sends alerts to society members notifying them of new positions as they become available.
Chadwick McCrea Graham is an attorney with Graham Adair, Inc., in San Jose, California. When he is not working, Chadwick McCrea Graham contributes to a number of youth activity groups. He coaches weekly practices and games for his son's little league baseball team.
The primary role of a little league baseball coach is to keep each player safe and free of injury. Coaches are further tasked with teaching children the basic fundamentals of baseball and should spend a fair amount of time teaching players about the strike zone, so that players understand when and when not to swing at a pitch.
Generally speaking, the strike zone can be defined as the area directly above home plate, extending from a batter’s knees up to their armpits. However, players should be made aware of various circumstances that can lead to changes to this definition. For example, some batters assume a crouched position in the batter’s box, which theoretically shrinks their strike zone. A smaller player taking such a stance may further minimize their strike zone. It is up to the umpire to consistently enforce a reasonable strike zone, while it is the coach’s responsibility to explain strike zone changes to their players.
Younger players may also experience larger strike zones. For instance, children between the ages of nine and 11 rarely possess the pitching skills necessary to hit the strike zone with any consistency. Umpires are advised to enlarge strike zones for younger players in order to run games at an acceptable pace, and to keep defenses engaged. Similarly, coaches should encourage children to go after pitches they think they can hit, rather than wait for four balls.
Chadwick McCrea Graham is an attorney focusing on business immigration law as well as an owner of the businesses SmashPong and ID Shredder. Additionally, Chadwick McCrea Graham is a member of the Silicon Valley chapter of Trustegrity, a business networking group.
Trustegrity is an exclusive, invitation-only business group that works with professionals, entrepreneurs, and advisors to create a platform for collaboration and learning. The group has many different locations with monthly morning meetings. Members, who pay a fee of $75 per year, can attend up to three meetings a year.
While these groups do offer referrals, the meetings are intended to foster useful discussion on business topics that can help members to succeed in their field. Members are also encouraged to meet up again later to develop the sort of long-term relationships that can provide support over the course of one’s career.
The Trustegrity extended network currently has more than 65,00 members over 85 countries worldwide.
After earning his juris doctor from the University of Iowa, Chadwick McCrea Graham worked at Littler Mendelson, P.C., where he managed client relationships while providing legal counsel. Currently a partner at Graham Adair, Inc., Chadwick McCrea Graham is a member of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society (JRCLS) which runs the Franklin S. Richards Public Service Award.
The award was established to honor members of the JRCLS whose selfless pro bono services epitomize the organization’s fundamental virtues, which include unconditional service to the needy and the poor, community outreach fostering better understanding of the law, and enhancing the legal society’s ability to disburse justice to all. These goals encompass removing impediments caused by physical and language barriers, cultural differences, and monetary constraints.
Named after Franklin Snyder Richards, the first counsel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and a champion for women’s suffrage and the constitutional rights of minorities, the award boasts many recipients. JRCLS chapter leaders, together with other society members, nominate potential honorees through forms available online at http://www.jrcls.org/forms/service/fsrnomination.php.
An attorney with more than a decade of experience in the field of law, Chadwick McCrea Graham currently holds a partnership in Graham Adair, Inc., in San Jose, California.