High Swartz is pleased to announce that Tisha A. Sylvia has joined the firm as a 2019 Summer Associate. Tisha will be entering her second year of school at Rutgers Law School in Camden where she is a Juris Doctor Candidate. In May, Tisha was nominated as President of the Black Law Student Association, an impressive feat for a 1st year law student.
Ms. Sylvia was recently chosen to be a Legal Writing Fellow by one of her professors at Rutgers. Her duties include monitoring and assisting incoming 1Ls (1st year law students) in their analytical and structural development for their legal writing courses. As a 2L, Tisha is excited for the opportunity particularly because she recognizes how impactful upperclassmen were to her own academic development and wishes to pay it forward.
Tisha is passionate about dedicating her free time to important causes. She’s using her newfound legal acuity for good purposes. Says Ms. Sylvia: “I am first-generation; my parents are from St. Vincent and Guyana, so dedicating my time outside of class and work to volunteer with immigration legal aid organizations who support immigrants pursuing their passions is important to me."
When she isn’t dedicating her time and services Tisha explains: “I also enjoy travelling to the Caribbean and South America and always bring back paintings from local artists as my souvenir. When I travel I try to do adventurous things- the latest was zip lining in Belize and horseback riding in the El Yunque Rainforest in Puerto Rico.”
Tisha looks forward to working with High Swartz this summer as it is a general practice law firm. The knowledge she’ll receive from the diverse practice areas will give her a grasp of which areas she plans to focus on. High Swartz is excited to start working with Tisha, and guide her in real-world legal work. Welcome Tisha!