Susan Erlichman

Maryland Legal Services Corporation

Plenary Speaker, Wednesday Midday Plenary

Susan M. Erlichman is the Executive Director of the Maryland Legal Services Corporation (MLSC), which administers the Maryland IOLTA program and other legal services funding to nonprofit legal services providers throughout the state.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont and is a magna cum laude graduate of Temple University School of Law.    She first joined MLSC in 1988 as its Deputy Director and has served as its Executive Director for the past seventeen years.   Prior to MLSC, she was the executive director of the Senior Citizen Judicare Project in Philadelphia, and a legal intern at Delaware County Legal Assistance Association and Community Legal Services. She also practiced law in Philadelphia with the firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoades.  She serves on numerous state and national committees and coalitions addressing access to justice issues, is a past-president of the National Association of IOLTA Programs and past-chair of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Delivery of Legal Services Section Council.  Her professional recognition awards include being named among the Daily Record’s Top 100 Women, receiving the Human Rights and Justice Champion Award from Maryland Legal Aid, and the Access to Justice Award by the Women’s Law Center.


“MLSC’s investment in PBRC over the past 25 years has proven to be an extremely wise use of scarce resources.  The value that PBRC has added to the entire legal aid delivery system in Maryland is truly incalculable, and I am personally grateful to have had the opportunity to play a part in its development.” -- Susan Erlichman