Senior paralegal Jamerra Cherry recently testified at the Judicial Committee Proceedings in Annapolis in support of Bill SB 520. The bill aims to provide Baltimore residents with more time to respond to eviction complaints. Cherry was selected to share her experiences with the committee due to her winning record in the Baltimore City District Court. In addition to providing oral testimony, Cherry also wrote a statement on why city residents need help.
Another advocate of this bill has been the Public Justice Center, a civil legal aid office that advocates for social justice, equality and fundamental human rights for low-income clients. The center works alongside community and advocacy organizations to pursue projects that will have a significant impact. To achieve their goals, the center advocates before legislative and government agencies, and they also provide their clients with legal advice and representation.