Amy Petkovsek

Maryland Legal Aid

Moderator, Leveraging Volunteers Effectively to Expand Legal Services

Amy Petkovsek, Esq., is the Deputy Chief Counsel at Maryland Legal Aid. Amy oversees innovative and zealous civil legal advocacy efforts across Maryland, and continues to direct the development of the Community Lawyering Initiative, Lawyer in the Library and Lawyer in the Schools programs. Prior to serving in this position, she served as Legal Aid’s Director of Advocacy for Training and Pro Bono for five years, and represented children for seven years in Legal Aid’s child advocacy practice. She started her career as an appellate law clerk for the Honorable Sally D. Adkins.  Amy is active in the Maryland State Bar Association and the Bar Association for Baltimore City, and she serves on the boards of Moveable Feast, the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Alumni, and the Carroll County 4-H/FFA Fair. She is also the volunteer camp director of Carroll County 4-H Residential Camping Program. She is a past recipient of the Maryland Legal Services Corporation’s Rising Star Award, The Daily Record’s “20 in their Twenties” and Leadership in the Law awards, the Maryland Legal Aid Diane Kinslow Memorial Award, Maryland 4-H Alumni Award, Carroll County 4-H Fair Hall of Fame, the American Camp Association President’s Award, and is a Fellow in the Maryland Bar Foundation.