Ky came to PBRC in 2021. As a paralegal with the Courtroom Advocacy Project (CAP) team, she assists in the courtroom clinics for the Consumer Protection Project and the Tenant Volunteer Lawyer of the Day Program. Within her role, Ky aids with case files, client data, and legal proceedings. Originally from Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Ky has lived in Maryland for many years and graduated from the University of Baltimore with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a M.A. in Legal and Ethical Studies before beginning her career in legal advocacy.
Where did you grow up?
What brought you to Maryland/Baltimore?
My parents immigrated to the United States. I don’t know why they chose Maryland out of all the states, but everything happens for a reason…
Where did you go to school and what was your major/focus?
I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in 2018 from The University of Baltimore. I continued my education at The University of Baltimore and graduated with my Master of Arts in Legal and Ethical Studies in 2020.
What are your interests/hobbies?
I’m very into Orangetheory Fitness workout classes and watching crime documentaries!
How did you connect with PBRC?
While I was interning during my final semester as I was obtaining my masters, I was working as a Court Navigator. I connected with PBRC through my internship. Once I saw the job opening online a year later, I didn’t hesitate to apply!
What were you doing prior to working here?
I worked for a few private law firms before starting with PBRC.
What do you do at PBRC?
I am a paralegal for the Courtroom Advocacy Project (CAP). As a CAP paralegal, I assist tenant/landlord cases. Additionally, I aid with debt collection cases.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
My proudest accomplishment in my professional career was graduating college – I am the first in my family to do so in the United States. My non-professional accomplishment would have to be skydiving!
Who is your hero?
My mother is definitely the hero in my life! She can do it all. She has always taught me to fight for what I believe is right.
What has been your most meaningful experience with PBRC?
When tenants come up to me after their hearings and thank me for the work PBRC does, it is always fulfilling. They are always thankful, and it makes me proud to be part of such an amazing team.
What sets PBRC apart in your mind, OR what do you appreciate about the mission?
I appreciate that PBRC has a willingness to help each individual who approaches us. If we aren’t able to represent certain individuals, we refer these people to other resources or guide them in representing themselves. The CAP team never turns anyone away.
Tell us something random about yourself…
Something random about myself: I am VERY good at badminton. Please email for any game inquiries.