Sarah Coffey Bowes, Executive Director

Sarah Coffey Bowes, Esq. is a veteran non-profit manager with a strong background in programmatic growth, sustainability, and strategic planning.  Sarah supervised the operation and continuous expansion of the award-winning Maryland Courts Self-Help Centers - a network of legal service centers operated via a contract between the Maryland Judiciary and Maryland Legal Aid’s subsidiary, the Maryland Center for Legal Assistance.  Under her leadership, Maryland’s self-help centers grew from an experimental, pilot program to a robust, statewide network of 6 offices serving more than 80,000 Marylanders yearly. Sarah previously served as the Deputy Director of the Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN), a nationwide network of justice system professionals who work to improve access to justice for the unrepresented. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law where she received the Ward Kershaw Award for Client Advocacy.

Carrie McCully, Deputy Director

Carrie McCully is the Deputy Director of Civil Justice, where she oversees the day-to-day operations of Civil Justice and its referral network.  A longtime and dedicated advocate for the working poor in Maryland, Carrie was instrumental in creating the Foreclosure Brief Legal Advice project, which helped hundreds of homeowners obtain timely and affordable legal advice from foreclosure defense attorneys with no income restrictions.  She also managed the low bono foreclosure mediation representation program and the Of Counsel program.  Prior to joining Civil Justice, Carrie worked for four years as a senior mortgage processor, and continues to speak at conferences for housing counselors about the many challenges faced by the working poor.  She graduated from Lock Haven University with a B.A. in Journalism. 

Mary Migues-Jordan, Managing Attorney

As Managing Attorney, Mary oversees a diverse group of programs serving Marylanders in need of civil legal assistance, manages Civil Justice’s in-house litigation, and supports a statewide network of attorneys dedicated to access to justice.  Prior to joining Civil Justice, Mary was a solo practitioner representing clients in consumer protection matters, debtors’ rights, bankruptcies, bankruptcy adversaries, debt collection abuse, foreclosure and eviction avoidance, and helped her clients obtain economic stability. Mary litigated complex matters at both state and federal levels, including against a national mortgage servicer that resulted in a six-figure judgment in favor of borrowers.  Mary has presented for conferences and continuing education on varied topics, including, Same-Sex Marriage and the Impact on Tenants by the Entireties, Bankruptcy & Divorce, and Nuts and Bolts of a Chapter 13 case.

Mary earned her juris doctor from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law where she was a founding member of the Margins Journal now known as the Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, and Class, and the student member on the Deans' Advisory Committee for Diversity. Mary attended Towson University and was accepted to law school without her undergraduate degree. Mary is an active member of the MSBA Consumer Bankruptcy/Legal Aid Trainer& Mentor/Mentee Committee, Executive Board of Consumer Bankruptcy Bar, Local Rules Committee for the Federal Bankruptcy Court, MSBA Ethics Committee, Board Member for Rise for Autism, James C. Cawood, Jr. Inns of Court, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Alumni/Mentor, and MD Volunteer Lawyer Services.

Carolyn Wetzel, Community Engagement & Services Coordinator

Carolyn Wetzel recently joined Civil Justice as the Community Engagement and Service Coordinator where she works with the Renter Eviction Avoidance Program (REAP). Carolyn conducts outreach and helps the senior staff attorney with intake and client coordination. Prior to joining Civil Justice, Carolyn worked with virtual high school students as well as with the League of Women Voters of Maryland. She graduated summa cum laude from Hope College in 2020 with her B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies where she also worked as a research assistant and had the opportunity to study and research international human rights. 

Shaiteria Williams, Paralegal

Shaiteria "Shai" Williams joined Civil Justice in August 2021 as a Paralegal.  At CJ, Shai manages client intake and referrals to our statewide network of attorneys.  She also provides litigation support for our in-house programs.  Prior to joining Civil Justice, Shai coordinated high-volume intake for a medium-sized law firm and was also a legal assistant at an immigration law office.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Howard University and a Paralegal Certificate from Community College of Baltimore County.  Shai is currently studying to take the LSAT and plans to attend law school in 2022. 

Ashia Moultrie, Project Coordinator, Foreclosure Prevention Program

Ashia Moultrie joined CJ in January 2022 as Project Coordinator of the Foreclosure Prevention Program. She helps provide training, support, and mentorship to foreclosure prevention housing counselors and attorneys throughout her home state of Maryland. Ashia also assists homeowners facing foreclosure by preforming intakes, referring them to services, and sharing foreclosure-related information with them. 
Prior to joining CJ, Ashia served as a HUD-certified bilingual housing counselor. She advocated for and advised first-time homebuyers and households facing foreclosure. Ashia also taught and designed homebuyer classes. 
Ashia holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from The New School and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Spanish from Guilford College. She is excited to provide homeowners resources to demystify mortgages and the foreclosure process. 

Nicole Kiker, Program Manager, Maryland Justice Passport

Nicole Kiker is the Program Manager for the Maryland Justice Passport. She prioritizes the expertise of individuals who experience policies, barriers, and programs, and is passionate about learning and implementing these expert insights to ease future burdens. After researching administrative barriers to housing assistance and mobility programs at Johns Hopkins, Nicole looks forward to focusing on maximizing the impact of these insights for the Justice Passport. Nicole earned her Bachelor's from Johns Hopkins in 2021, with honors in both of her majors, Political Science and International Studies. In her spare time, Nicole plays cello in the Baltimore Philharmonia Orchestra, cooks for her friends, and explores Baltimore's many coffee shops.