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Appointed by Governor with Senate advice & consent to 3-year terms:
Glenn F. Ivey, Esq., Chair (chosen by Board in June, 1-year term), 2017
Bernard L. Jennings, 2014; Pamela J. White, 2014; M. Natalie McSherry, Esq., 2015; Corey J. Robey, 2015; Mark F. Scurti, Esq., 2015; Franklin D. Chambers, Jr., Ph.D., 2016; Christina R. Garcia, 2016; Nancy A. Sachitano, Esq., 2016.

Ex officio (nonvoting): Susan M. Erlichman, Esq., Executive Director, Maryland Legal Services Corp.

Susan M. Erlichman, Esq., Executive Director
Harriet Robinson, Deputy Director

Charles Towers, 15 Charles Plaza, Suite 102
222 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 576-9494; 1-800-492-1340 (toll free)

Annual Report to Governor & General Assembly to be published (Code Human Services Article, sec. 11-207).

In 1982, the Maryland Legal Services Corporation was established (Chapter 829, Acts of 1982). The Corporation receives and distributes funds to nonprofit groups that provide civil legal assistance to low-income Marylanders. These groups provide assistance with cases involving housing, family, employment, disability, public benefits, and special education. The Corporation ensures that grants and contracts are made so as to provide the most stable, economical and effective delivery of legal assistance to eligible clients in all areas of the State.

The Corporation establishes maximum income levels for client eligibility. These are based on a client's financial inability to pay for competent private counsel and other necessary expenses of representation. Maximum income levels for eligibility set by the Corporation may not exceed 50 percent of the median family income for Maryland, as certified annually by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Ten members constitute the Corporation's Board of Directors. Five are lawyers and four are not lawyers. They are appointed to three-year terms by the Governor with Senate advice and consent. Appointed by the Board, the Executive Director serves ex officio as a nonvoting Board member (Code Human Services Article, secs. 11-101 through 11-801).

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