Saul Ewing Partner Maria Ellena Chavez-Ruark Appointed to the Board of Directors for the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
The Maryland State Bar Association’s Board of Governors appointed Maria Ellena Chavez-Ruark, a partner in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice group, to the Board of Directors for the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland (“PBRC”). PBRC is the statewide coordinator of volunteer legal services and the designated “pro bono arm” of the Maryland State Bar Association. PBRC has incubated and supported many of the state’s most successful pro bono projects, including the Foreclosure Prevention Pro Bono Project and the Family Law Mediation Project. The PBRC also hosts an annual Maryland Partners for Justice Conference which has become a signature event in the legal services community, bringing together pro bono attorneys, legal services providers, judges, government attorneys, private bar members and others interested in access to justice issues. This year, PBRC celebrates its 25th anniversary.