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Introducing Julia Lima, Legal Assistant




Blaker & Granet LLP is pleased to introduce Julia Lima, our Legal Assistant. Julia handles a variety of tasks at B&G, from drafting documents and forms, to preparing and filing petitions, creating online content, and handling daily mail. As a young woman pursuing a legal career, Julia takes great pride in supporting her team at B&G. Please continue reading to learn more about Julia.


● What is your greatest fear?

  • Spiders. Especially big ones with lots of fur. I still vividly remember a dream I had when I was 10 in which a variety of hairy spiders were crawling all over my body and I woke up yelling, “BUGS!”

● What is the trait you most deplore in others?

  • Talking over or interrupting others. As a child of immigrants and a former shy kid, I know how important empathetic and patient communication is.

● What is your current state of mind?

  • Pumped!

● Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

  • I’m a Gen Z young adult entering the professional world, so I am constantly trying to train myself to use less filler words, such as “like.”

● What is your idea of perfect happiness?

  • Feeling fulfilled by genuine, joyful, innocent human connection... or animals (I love my dog).

● What is your greatest extravagance?

  • I am grateful for having experienced the incredible privilege of traveling around the world.

● What or who is the greatest love of your life?

  • Good food.

● Which talent would you most like to have?

  • I’d love to be a mental math wizard.

● Who are your favorite writers?

  • One of my favorite books is The Handmaid’s Tale, so probably Margaret Atwood. And the ever-inspiring, Elizabeth Perlman. bell hooks has also taught me so much.

● What do you consider your greatest achievement?

  • I hope my greatest achievement is yet to come... but recently I celebrated my latest achievement of graduating university!

● What is your most treasured possession?

  • My photo albums. I’ve been trying to rely less on digital photos and instead put together physical photo albums.

● What do you most value in your friends?

  • Honesty and the ability to positively motivate others.

● What was your first impression of Stephen?

  • My first on-Zoom impression was: Respectful and friendly.

● What was your first impression of Jacki?

  • My first on-Zoom impression was: Kind and upbeat.

● What is your favorite restaurant in LA?

  • Caló Kitchen in El Segundo for Mexican food, or Luv2eat (right by the new B&G office!) for Thai food.

● What is your favorite city to visit?

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio has the natural beauty of the forest, relaxing beaches, fun city life, amazing food, rich culture, and such hospitable people.

● What excites you about being on the B&G team?

  • I love supporting such a distinguished team and learning more about immigration law.

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