Public defender joins Legal Aid board

Sheila J. Sullivan, the district public defender for Southern Maryland, is restricted by her job from handling “typical types” of pro bono cases. But that doesn’t hold back Sullivan from volunteering to help organizations as diverse as community outreach programs, mentoring programs and, most recently, Legal Aid, where she was appointed to the board of directors for a three-year term, The Daily Record reports today.

Warren S. Oliveri, president of Legal Aid’s board, said her background is a good fit. “We fully expect that having Sheila on the board will give us the opportunity to devise new justice strategies with our partners in the criminal defense community,” to serve clients’ “holistic” needs, Oliveri said.

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