Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) Announces New Member to its Board of Directors
BALTIMORE, Jan. 26, 2022 – Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), the largest provider of pro bono legal services, today announced the election of a new board member–attorney Saad Malik. MVLS’ Board of Directors is responsible for governance and directing the organization’s strategic plan to deliver life changing pro bono legal services to Marylanders. In addition, board members serve as MVLS volunteers and are generous supporters of its mission.
“We are excited to have Mr. Malik join the MVLS Board of Directors. He comes to the MVLS board with an existing commitment to pro bono as he already volunteers his time at legal clinics,” said Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service’s Executive Director, Susan Francis. “While serving as a law clerk in the Baltimore City Circuit Court, Mr. Malik learned about MVLS and our mission, and saw firsthand how MVLS attorneys represent individuals in guardianship proceedings, giving a voice to some of the most vulnerable clients. He recognizes the barriers that are all too common for too many Marylanders with limited means. We welcome his energy, vision and commitment to pro bono and MVLS.”
Saad Malik is an associate in Shapiro Sher’s Business Law department. Mr. Malik represents the firm’s corporate clients in a variety of general business matters, including but not limited to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate governance. Previously, he served on the leadership council for the Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) where he helped raise over four million dollars during his three-year tenure. Currently, he serves as chair of the Risk Management Committee (ISB). Mr. Malik earned his J.D. at the University of Baltimore School of Law where he was awarded the Platinum Pro Bono Challenge for his work in the school’s Mental Health Clinic.
About Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS)
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) removes barriers to justice through free civil legal help, community engagement, and advocacy for equitable laws. The organization matches clients with volunteer lawyers, tax professionals and staff attorneys who represent them in a wide range of consumer finance, family and housing situations, including foreclosure, bankruptcy, divorce/custody, deed changes, as well as income tax disputes, estate planning, and criminal record relief. MVLS advocates for racial equity in Maryland’s legal system and works in concert with community partners to move toward a fair legal system that is free of injustice and equitably serves underrepresented Marylanders. For more information about MVLS, please visit www.mvlslaw.org.
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