Paula Athey assists Students’ Civil Rights Project Director Adele Kimmel, Debtors’ Prison Project Attorney Brian Hardingham, Director of the Environmental Enforcement Project Jim Hecker, and Staff Attorney Alexandra Brodsky.
She manages the case intake process, including fielding calls, routing requests for assistance to attorneys, tracking case intake activity, and preparing rejection letters. She joined Public Justice in 1995 as the Receptionist and was promoted to several other positions.
From 1997-1999, Paula served as Legal Secretary and, from 1999-2000, as the Administration Coordinator. Paula returned to Public Justice in 2002 as a Legal Assistant. She studied Government, Politics and Paralegal Studies at the University of Maryland and University of Maryland University College, receiving a B.S. in Paralegal Studies from the latter.