Chesapeake Legal Alliance Forms To Help Bay Groups

| September 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Chesapeake Legal Alliance (CLA), a non-profit organization that coordinates pro bono legal services for groups working to protect the Chesapeake Bay, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director and Communications Coordinator and the opening of their new office in historic Annapolis.

CLA has engaged Jacqueline Sincore Guild as its first Executive Director.  Ms. Guild has over 20 years of environmental law experience including litigation of environmental contamination claims and toxic tort matters.  Ms. Guild also has provided regulatory and legislative advocacy services for leading trade associations.   She is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and James Madison University.  “I look forward to expanding our network of talented pro bono attorneys along with the variety of resources we provide to citizens and other environmental groups in need of legal support.  Our ultimate objective is to achieve a clean and healthy Chesapeake Bay,” said Ms. Guild.

Also on board is CLA’s new Communications Coordinator, Terri Bartos Eckert.  Ms. Eckert brings a wealth of marketing and communications experience to CLA.  She has worked with several trade alliances and currently serves on the Board of Directors of two local non-profit organizations.  Ms. Eckert said, “As a life-long Marylander, I am very excited to be able to contribute to the efforts of an organization whose mission I share passionately.”

The Chesapeake Legal Alliance is dedicated to using the law to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed by providing pro bono legal services to individuals, environmental organizations and citizens groups working to improve the health of the Bay.  CLA’s volunteer lawyers have worked on a variety of matters including review of zoning and permitting laws, providing comments on proposed legislation to strengthen the Clean Water Act and providing legal representation in numerous actions in an effort to safeguard the Chesapeake Bay from pollutants.  Please visit CLA’s website at www.chesapeakelegal.org.

For more information, please contact Terri Bartos Eckert, Communications Coordinator at (410) 216-9441.

Source: Chesapeake Legal Alliance

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