Legal Aid welcomes three new board members

Three new board members were appointed to Maryland Legal Aid’s board of directors by the Maryland State Bar Association and approved at the annual board meeting earlier this summer: Jessica A. duHoffman, a partner at Miles & Stockbridge in Baltimore; Sheila J. Sullivan, the District Public Defender for Southern Maryland in La Plata; and Carlos Braxton, Senior Grants & Contracts Associate/Attorney at The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine in Baltimore.

duHoffman was recently promoted to partner in Miles & Stockbridge’s commercial litigation group and practices in the area of commercial banking and banking litigation with emphasis on lender liability, commercial and consumer credit, and collections. She earned her JD at the University of Baltimore School of Law and provides pro bono work for the House of Ruth, the Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence.

Sullivan supervises 18 assistant public defenders and 18 support staff that handle circuit, juvenile and district court cases in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and is active in the Maryland State Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association and previously served as chair of the Calvert County Local Pro Bono Committee.

At Johns Hopkins, Braxton is responsible for drafting and negotiating clinical trial agreements for human subject clinical trials. He is a graduate of UB Law and was president of the Young Lawyers Division of Legal Aid’s Equal Justice Council from 2005 to 2007.


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