The Maryland Access to Justice Commission, supported by the Maryland State Bar Association, appointed seven new members to its commission.
Currently there are 30 members and along with the new members, they will continue to carry out the mission of the organization and help to move forward many of the recommendations outlined in the Attorney General’s COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force Report published Jan. 11, 2021.
The new commissioners include:
- Sharon KrevorWeisbaum, managing partner, Brown Goldstein & Levy
- Maryland Sen. William C. Smith Jr., D-Montgomery, chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
- Maryland Sen. Jeffrey Waldstreicher, D-Montgomery, a member of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
- Matthew Stubenberg, associate director of legal technology, Harvard Law School Access of Justice Lab
- Thomas E. Lynch III, principal, Miles & Stockbridge
- Guy E. Flynn, partner, DLA Piper
- Franklyn Baker, president and CEO, United Way of Central Maryland
The Maryland Access to Justice Commission (A2JC), established in 2015, is an independent entity that unites leaders to drive systemic reforms and innovations to make the civil justice system accessible, equitable and fair for all Marylanders.
In partnership with the Maryland State Bar Association and a high-level Task Force with the Attorney General, A2JC’s purpose during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond is to be an aggregator of civil justice system information, a communicator to the public and civil legal-aid community, and a thought-leader. A2JC’s partners include the deans of the state’s law schools, the Maryland attorney general, law firm partners, corporate counsel, heads of legal services organizations and funders, academics, and representatives from the Maryland Judiciary and the Maryland State Bar Association.
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