Chief Judge urges managing partners to support Legal Aid

Andrew J. Graham (left), Chief Judge Robert M. Bell, Philip M. Andrews

Andrew J. Graham (left), Chief Judge Robert M. Bell, Philip M. Andrews

The second annual Managing Partners Breakfast brought together more than 20 managing partners of major Baltimore firms to hear from Court of Appeals Chief Judge Robert M. Bell (center) about why they should continue to support Legal Aid. “We are dealing with a justice system with many components,” Bell said. “If one doesn’t work, the whole system won’t work in providing fair access to justice. Those who can’t pay for a lawyer need the services of Legal Aid so they can get access to justice. When the system doesn’t deliver justice, it has a negative impact on the public. Without the trust and confidence of the citizens we serve, the court can exert very little power.” Andrew J. Graham (left) and Philip M. Andrews (right) of Kramon & Graham, co-chairs of the Equal Justice Council (the private-bar fundraising arm of Legal Aid) also addressed the group. The event was hosted by Ober Kaler at its downtown Baltimore office. Also on hand for the Oct. 8 event: Rignal Baldwin (Brassel, Baldwin, Kagan & May, P.A.), Herbert Better (Zuckerman Spaeder LLP), C. Christopher Brown (Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP), Jessica duHoffman (Miles & Stockbridge P.C.), Julie Dymowski (Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP), Jervis Finney (Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver), Andrew Freeman (Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP), John Frisch (Miles & Stockbridge P.C.), Michael Hendler (Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC), Decatur Miller (DLA Piper LLP), Benjamin Rosenberg (Rosenberg Martin Greenberg), Sanford Schreiber (Blades & Rosenfeld, P.A.), Steven Silverman (Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White), Raymond Truitt (Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP), John Wolf (Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver), and Linda Woolf (Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP).

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