Community Advocacy Network Announces New Co-Chairs

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service’s Community Advocacy Network (CAN) is delighted to introduce our new co-chairs for 2023-2024, Anthony May and Dylan Elliott, who bring their unbridled passion to CAN leadership. Anthony is an MVLS board member and has served in several CAN leadership roles. Dylan is a recent University of Maryland Law School graduate and participated with CAN as a law student.

As CAN enters this exciting phase, we extend our deepest appreciation to our outgoing Chair, Chelsea Crawford, for her unwavering commitment to service. Under her leadership, CAN has made significant strides in empowering newer attorneys, law students, and enrolled agents to create a positive impact in the communities we serve. 

According to Chelsea, “Since 2018, MVLS CAN’s mission has been to nurture young attorneys in their pursuit of equal justice through pro bono service. I have been a proud steward of that mission as Co-Chair and am thrilled to hand the reins over to Anthony May and Dylan Elliott, whose commitment to pro bono service is inspiring. MVLS CAN has a bright future ahead and will continue to thrive under their leadership.”

Anthony and Dylan shared, “We are thrilled to be following in Chelsea’s immeasurable footsteps as the incoming CAN co-chairs. MVLS is an incredible force, touching the lives of so many people who need and deserve representation in civil legal matters. We hope to continue the amazing work CAN has accomplished under Chelsea’s leadership and continue to grow CAN into an even more integral part of MVLS and the pro bono legal services community in Maryland.”

With the arrival of our new co-chairs, MVLS CAN looks forward to another exciting year of volunteering, networking opportunities, professional development, and community engagement.