Consumer Protection and Employment Law Paralegal-Advocate
After earning his B.A. in visual arts from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2000 and his paralegal technology diploma from Central Piedmont Community College in 2006, Holt worked with Legal Aid of North Carolina, Charlotte as a paralegal in its Housing Law Project for nearly five years. In his most recent position, Holt served as a paralegal at Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm under employment-based Foreign Labor Certification Process. Holt joined LSSP in May 2013.
While living in Asheville, Holt worked with and housed the Asheville Prison Books Project, providing requested reading material to inmates incarcerated in the Southeast. He also volunteered extensively with the award-winning nonprofit newsweekly Asheville Global Report, working as an editor, reporter and layout artist. An eighth-generation North Carolinian who has lived in the Coastal Plain, Piedmont, and Mountains, Holt moved to Charlotte in 2005 following a stint as a dishwasher in the west coast of Ireland. Holt was inspired to work in nonprofit law by his parents, who throughout his life have been employed and volunteered in public service fields. He is happy to carry on this family tradition while working for economic justice with LSSP. Outside of the office, Holt is happily busy with his family and looks forward to the quarterly arrivals of The Oxford American Southern literary magazine in his mailbox.