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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 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
                                                    Q. What do you do for fun?                       dad worked there for four years, and I was
                                                    A. I like to dance (recently took belly          conceived during the second year abroad,”
One of the emotional highlights of Holmes’s         dancing), try out new foods and                  said Holmes. “Supposedly, my name means
career to date was the opportunity she had          restaurants, go to the beach (so L.A.            ‘woman born far away’ in Mende (one of the
to be involved with Live 8. “The 0 concerts        cliché), go to concerts, read, and hang out      languages). Unfortunately, I don’t remember
were timed to precede the G8 conference             with friends.                                    any of it, but we have great pictures and
and brought attention to the world’s poorest                                                         artwork documenting our time there.”
                                                    Q. What CD was most recently in your CD
nations, many of which are in Africa, and           player?
their need of aid and debt forgiveness.             A. Regina Spektor, Nelly Furtado, Justin         On the net
Just having a small role in an event of             Timberlake, Dusty Springfield, Maria
                                                                                                     Greenberg Traurig
that magnitude was incredible,” explained           Rita, and Lily Allen. (I have a six-disc CD
                                                    changer.)                                        www.gtlaw.com

                                                    Q. What is the last magazine you read?           Live 8
                                                    A. Entertainment Weekly.                         www.live8live.com

                                                    Q. What is your favorite tV show?                G8
                                                    A. Heroes.                                       en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G8


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