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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, 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

Q. What is the last magazine you read? A. Entertainment Weekly.

Live 8

Q. What is your favorite TV show? A. Heroes.


Miata Holmes: Paralegal at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, in Los Angeles, CA  

Miata Holmes Enjoys Very Much Working With Greenberg Traurig Llp In The Entertainment Department. She Had Got The Opportunity To Work In Liv...