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New Partnership: Maryland Bar Foundation to Support the Pauli Murray Diversity Leadership Initiative

We are thrilled to share some exciting news with our community. It is with gratitude that we announce that APDM has been awarded a grant from the Maryland Bar Foundation to support the Pauli Murray Diversity Leadership Initiative. This grant represents not only a financial boost for the program but also a strengthening of APDM's ongoing partnership with the Maryland Bar Foundation and our shared commitment to making a positive impact.

The Pauli Murray Diversity Leadership Initiative seeks to expand the pipeline of attorneys from groups traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession and to strengthen the next generation of lawyers. Racial and ethnic diversity are critically important, particularly to a public defender's office whose clients are primarily people of color. By creating opportunities for law students from diverse backgrounds, APDM & OPD believe that legal service providers can more effectively meet client needs and positively impact client outcomes. With this grant, we will be able to expand the scope of the program and increase the number of law students participants.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Maryland Bar Foundation for their generosity and belief in our work. Their support will be instrumental in propelling our initiative forward and reaching new heights of effectiveness. With the resources provided by the grant, we are confident that we can amplify the impact of Pauli Murray Diversity Leadership Initiative.

We are committed to transparency, accountability, and continuous improvement as we work towards kicking off this summer. Stay tuned later this spring for updates as move toward implementation.


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