Emelia Cortez


Emilia Cortez joined Christy & Keith Family Law Group, P.C. in 2010. After many years working as an office manager for the firm and as assistant to Ms. Keith, Ms. Cortez decided to pursue her Paralegal Certificate from UC Berkeley in 2018. She is now working as a certified paralegal, having acquired her certificate in Spring of 2019. At Christy & Keith Family Law Group, P.C., Ms. Cortez prides herself on building solid connections with everyone that she encounters, and works diligently with the attorneys to help ensure that each matter receives the utmost care and attention. She is fluent in both Spanish and English and is learning French.

Ms. Cortez grew up in Guatemala and moved to the United States to attend college, where she continued her education and pursuits toward her passion for language. At Christy & Keith Family Law Group, P.C., Ms.Cortez handles a variety of legal tasks, including disclosure preparation, discovery, court filings, document management, translations, and scheduling. She hopes to continue her career in the legal field, and aspires to becoming an attorney in the future.

Outside the office, Ms. Cortez enjoys spending quality time with her family and loved ones, hiking, exploring, and enjoying the bounty of natural splendor that the Bay Area has to offer.


  • Paralegal Studies Certificate, University of California, Berkeley, 2019