LEGAL STAFF PROFILE
Miata Holmes: Paralegal at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, in Los Angeles, CA [By Judith Earley] The people with whom she works are what paralegal Miata Holmes enjoys most about her job. Holmes works in the Los Angeles, California, office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. She found her position via MonsterTRAK.com, a job-posting site for college students and alumni. Of her coworkers, Holmes said, “They have a wealth of knowledge, and I am grateful to be able to learn from them. It is a pleasure working in the entertainment department.”
According to Holmes, technological
Fellow entertainment paralegal Suzie
Holmes said that she has no regrets about the
advancement in the entertainment industry
Weston has greatly influenced Holmes in
choices she has made in her career. Her advice
is, by far, one of the most important
her paralegal career. “She has been in
for students who are preparing to become
and challenging issues facing the legal
the business for a long time, and she is
paralegals is to be open to exploring different
community today. “With the ability to access
still enthusiastic about her work. She is
fields of law and broadening their expertise.
music, television shows, and movies in more
extremely knowledgeable, and I feel blessed
areas of media, it is a constant struggle to
that she trained me,” said Holmes.
keep up. As everything is new, the standards have yet to be established,” said Holmes.
Although both of Holmes’s parents are American, she was born in Sierra Leone. “My
One of the emotional highlights of Holmes’s career to date was the opportunity she had to be involved with Live 8. “The 10 concerts were timed to precede the G8 conference and brought attention to the world’s poorest nations, many of which are in Africa, and their need of aid and debt forgiveness. Just having a small role in an event of that magnitude was incredible,” explained Holmes.
Q. What do you do for fun? A. I like to dance (recently took belly dancing), try out new foods and restaurants, go to the beach (so L.A. cliché), go to concerts, read, and hang out with friends. Q. What CD was most recently in your CD player? A. Regina Spektor, Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake, Dusty Springfield, Maria Rita, and Lily Allen. (I have a six-disc CD changer.)
dad worked there for four years, and I was conceived during the second year abroad,” said Holmes. “Supposedly, my name means ‘woman born far away’ in Mende (one of the languages). Unfortunately, I don’t remember any of it, but we have great pictures and artwork documenting our time there.” On the Net Greenberg Traurig www.gtlaw.com
Q. What is the last magazine you read? A. Entertainment Weekly.
Q. What is your favorite TV show? A. Heroes.
Published on Jan 5, 2013
Miata Holmes Enjoys Very Much Working With Greenberg Traurig Llp In The Entertainment Department. She Had Got The Opportunity To Work In Liv...