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Staff Profile: Tyler Pollock

By Nataly Karimi | May 19, 2022

Tyler Pollock joined PBRC in December 2021 as a Paralegal for the Courtroom Advocacy Project (CAP). Tyler helps with the Tenant Volunteer Lawyer of the Day Program as well as the Consumer Protection Program by assisting clients with questions and paperwork, supporting and volunteers, as well as organizing client data. I grew up around the…

Staff Profile: Michael Bryant

By Nataly Karimi | March 23, 2022

I was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. I completed by undergraduate degree from Johnson C. Smith University in Industrial Organizational Psychology and completed a Master of Science in Project Management from Morgan State University). Going to the gym, listening to music, and spending time with family/friends. I served as a Collector and interned in the Project…

Staff Profile: Sylvia Davenport

By Nataly Karimi | February 15, 2022

I was born and raised in Delaware. After law school, I was hired as an Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorps VISTA Legal Fellow at Maryland Legal Aid in Baltimore. Prior to law school, I had attended Stevenson University, so I was already familiar with the Maryland and glad to be back. I attended law school at Appalachian…

Volunteer Profile: Diana Morris, Esq.

By Nataly Karimi | February 14, 2022

My first legal position was serving as an Attorney-Advisor in the U.S. Department of State. I was very happy to serve as counsel to the Refugee Bureau. A key component of my responsibilities involved interpreting and implementing the Refugee Act of 1980, bringing the United States into compliance with international law. That job ignited my…

Staff Profile: Alicia Altamirano

By Nataly Karimi | January 19, 2022

My time was spilt between Costa Rica and the United States, mostly in New York. I attended the University of Utah for my undergrad and UDC for law school. I like to play poker and paint. I got involved initially as a volunteering! I have a solo practice in Ellicott City I am an immigration…

Press Release: Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland Receives $330K in Emergency Funds from Baltimore County to Expand Eviction Prevention Efforts

By Nataly Karimi | January 19, 2022

CONTACT: Sharon Goldsmith, Executive Director sgoldsmith@probonomd.org | 443.703.3048        Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland Receives $330K in Emergency Funds from Baltimore County to Expand Eviction Prevention Efforts In Baltimore County, over 17,000 households are behind on rent and are at risk of being evicted according to U.S. Census Household Data. The pandemic…

Staff Profile: Kiah Pierre

By Nataly Karimi | December 9, 2021

Where did you grow up, and what brought you to Baltimore/Maryland? I started out in Baltimore City, on the east side in Cedonia, but moved to Harford County when I was seven. I claim Bel Air, Maryland as my hometown, but I couldn’t wait to get out of the suburbs, and I followed my family…

Board Profile: Anika Jones, Esq.

By Nataly Karimi | December 8, 2021

I am in-house counsel for Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm with over 68,000 employees based in strategic locations around the world. The Firm’s Wealth Management division provides advice to individual investors and institutions alike to help our clients reach their individual financial goals. As an attorney within the Firm’s Global…

Staff Profile: Jennifer Mercer, Esq.

By Nataly Karimi | November 10, 2021

I grew up in Lutherville, Maryland. I was born here and have never lived elsewhere! My Baltimore roots are many generations deep. My Bachelor’s is from UMBC (go Retrievers!), where I majored in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on women’s issues and law. My JD is from the University of Maryland School of Law. I…

Volunteer Profile: David Dirks, Esq.

By Nataly Karimi | October 12, 2021

After graduating from law school some time ago, I decided to take the Maryland bar exam in February 2020.  The COVID-19 pandemic progressed, and we were on lockdown when the results were released – I passed, yet I found myself unsure of how I could transition out of my then-current career into the practice of…