Maybe it's just because I deal with litigation, so, in most arguments are presided over by a judge, but I still can't draw any parallels between Coral's personality and the successful attorneys for whom I've worked. I'm not going to say that all lawyers are wonderful, altrusitic people who've been unfairly stereotyped... becuase, well, some of them are whiny, spoiled bullies as String Theory states. (Also, the OJ Simpson trial is not really a good example because that was the epitome of "exception to the rule". Ito had no control over that courtroom and turned it into a freakin' media circus. I have never seen a courtroom run so poorly.)
Ryanne, I worked entirely in corporate law so I see where you were coming from with your point (the two are different beasts). And who would/could disagree with you about the OJ trial being a media circus (complete with clowns and everything). The reason I used the OJ trial as an example was primarily to show how the million-dollar guys (OJ's lawyers) behaved in a lot of ways like Coral and, while that judge let them get away with a rediculous amount of crap, they also brought that crap to the trial (and they'd presumably pulled the same crap in other trials before OJ although they probably didn't do it to the extent that they did in the OJ trial and probably hadn't gotten away with it as easily).
I definately agree with some of the stuff posted about her breaking down when someone challenges her (like when Mike voted her to the gauntlet) and I definately have problems with the fact that at times she is a bully. But I do think that she is strong (and her being a bully and hating to be challenged doesn't necessarily conflict with her being strong overall). She doesn't let people treat her like crap (Sarah, I'm looking at you) and she doesn't have a problem voicing her opinion (RW team I'm looking at you for not challenging her more when you know she's doing/say some dumb shit). But that whole thing with her and Elka was a reeeeal turnoff so I do think she has poor judgement at times too. She should use her powers for good and not evil.