July 3, 2012, Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Legal Services Corporation (MLSC) elected a new chair at the Corporation’s annual meeting on June 18, 2012. Glenn F. Ivey, a partner at Venable LLP and former State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, will be taking the helm of the organization following F. Vernon Boozer’s nine-year tenure as MLSC chair. Other officers elected at the meeting are Treasurer Nancy A. Sachitano of Sachitano & Associates LLC in Rockville and Secretary, Ex Officio Susan M. Erlichman, MLSC’s Executive Director.
Mr. Ivey was the former chief prosecutor for Prince George’s County, where he created specialty prosecution units targeting domestic violence, gangs, gun violence and economic crime and launched intervention and prevention programs aimed at reducing youth crime. He has served as chairman of the Maryland Public Service Commission, Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Department of Justice and is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. He completed his undergraduate studies at Princeton University and received a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School.
MLSC was established by the Maryland General Assembly in 1982 to receive and distribute funds to nonprofit organizations that provide civil legal assistance to low-income persons. It is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. From its inception, MLSC has made grants totaling over $164 million to help provide services in nearly 2 million legal matters for Maryland’s families in areas of family, housing, consumer, employment, health care and other civil legal matters.