DRM Attorney Randi Ames Named

2021 MSBA Leadership Academy Fellow

The Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) has selected Disability Rights Maryland (DRM) Attorney Randi Ames to join the prestigious Leadership Academy as a Fellow. Randi is joining an impressive 2021-2022 cohort, made up of fifteen of Maryland’s most promising up-and-coming attorneys across a wide range of backgrounds and specialties. The opening ceremony took place earlier this week. Join us in congratulating Randi for this accomplishment and sending her best wishes as she continues through the Leadership Academy!

The Leadership Academy is a 12-month program focused on developing leaders in the legal field. The program provides its Fellows with a unique combination of training in areas ranging from public speaking and media relations to budgeting, a wealth of networking opportunities and events, and hands-on experience in the form of a public service project. 

Portrait of Randi Ames, a white woman with blonde hair, in a black shirt against a cream-colored background

Of all the wonderful  opportunities that the MSBA Leadership Academy offers, Randi is most excited about the public service project, which will be planned and implemented with a team of Fellows, offering them hands-on experience tackling legal issues in their communities. 

Past public service projects have including educating communities and vulnerable groups about labor trafficking, raising public awareness of the environmental degradation of the Chesapeake Bay, and providing children in foster care life and job skills to succeed as they age out of the foster care system.

We are incredibly proud of Randi’s work supporting fair housing, our clients with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (I/DD), and cases falling under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). She uniquely harnesses out-of-the-box thinking to make a significant impact in the lives of our clients and members of our community while working towards larger-scale systematic changes for people with disabilities.

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