Timothy Meyer

Sr. Legal Advisor/Deputy Chief of Party, Somalia

Timothy Meyer, Sr. Legal Advisor/Deputy Chief of Party, Somalia, joined ABA ROLI in Washington , DC, in January 2015 and currently supports ABA ROLI programs in the Central African Republic, Liberia, and Somalia. Meyer previously worked for ABA ROLI in 2012 in Liberia, where he managed a program coordinating civil society groups to reduce instances of prolonged pre-trial detention. Prior to re-joining ABA ROLI, Meyer served, from 2013 through 2014, as a legal associate and program advisor for the Carter Center 's access to justice program in Liberia, where he focused on strengthening statutory and customary justice systems through civic education, alternative dispute resolution, civil society development, capacity building for traditional leaders and support to national law reform processes. Meyer is admitted to the Illinois State Bar, holds a J.D. degree from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. degree in diplomacy and foreign affairs from Miami University in Ohio. In addition, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, West Africa, working to promote girls' education and empower women from 2005-2007.