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Erlichman appointed to American Bar commission

Susan M. Erlichman

Susan M. Erlichman, executive director of the Maryland Legal Services Corp., has been appointed to the American Bar Association’s Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts Commission.

The commission collects, maintains, analyzes and disseminates information on programs involving IOLTA revenue, a major source of funding for civil legal aid for the poor. It also makes recommendations for ABA policy on IOLTA programs, maintains liaisons with state IOLTA programs, and oversees the IOLTA Clearinghouse, which provides assistance on IOLTA program design and operation.

Erlichman joined the Maryland Legal Services Corp., which administers the state’s IOLTA program and other civil legal services funds, in 1988 as its deputy director; she has served as executive director since 2003.

Erlichman is a member of the Maryland Access to Justice Commission and chair of its Access & Delivery of Legal Services Committee, and immediate past president of the National Association of IOLTA Programs.

The Pro Bono Resource Center’s 2010 Legal Services Leadership Award is among the honors she has received.


Susan M. Erlichman

Education: B.A., University of Vermont; J.D., Temple University School of Law.

Resides in: Rodgers Forge, Md.

Daily commute: Thankfully not impacted by Grand Prix road construction!

Most recent vacation: Vancouver

Hobbies: Music; travel.

Most recently read book: “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer.

Favorite singer/songwriter: John Hiatt

Favorite food: Very fresh and simply prepared.

Favorite quotation: “Equal Justice Under Law.”

Greatest joys: My husband of 30 years; my college-bound son; my work with Maryland’s legal services community.