Annie Speedie

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Director of Programming

Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland

Annie Speedie is widely well-respected as a practical and helpful resource. As director of programming at the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Speedie serves as the resource for all volunteer, staff and partner agencies who need technical assistance, leadership and collaborative training. She oversees 40 nonprofit legal services programs that seek to improve the lives of the impoverished in Maryland.

“Annie Speedie joined the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc. as a young attorney with a brilliant mind and unbridled passion for social justice. It immediately became evident that Annie could step in wherever necessary, and that her skills, leadership ability and breadth of knowledge helped to solidify the organization’s effectiveness and reputation in the community. While Annie may not seek the limelight, she is a shining example of a quiet leader who is thoughtful, decisive and trusting,” said Sharon E. Goldsmith, executive director of the Pro Bono Resource Center.

Speedie led efforts for the organization’s Tenant Volunteer Lawyer of the Day Program, which launched in Baltimore City Rent Court in May 2017. Since then, the program and its volunteers have triaged more than 2,600 litigants and provided free legal representation to more than 1,000 tenants.

Speedie said she works at the organization because it gives her the platform to lead “innovative, change-making legal services that make a difference for low-income people.”

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's 2019 Leading Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.