posted on July 20, 2017 16:10
Jessica A. Quincosa, Esq. has been named executive director Community Legal Services (CLS) of Prince George’s County, Inc. She succeeds Neal Conway, who has been executive director since 1994. Mr. Conway is now the Chief Financial Officer for CLS.
Community Legal Services of Prince George’s County, Inc., is a non-profit organization established to provide quality civil legal services to indigent persons in Prince George’s County. The services are provided by the lawyers of Prince George’s County and by professional staff. With the help of volunteer and staff attorneys, we provide free legal advice, free or reduced fee legal representation, and legal education to low-income persons in Prince George’s County.
“For the past 32 years, CLS has helped many residents of Prince George’s County. I look forward to continuing the very needed mission and work of CLS. I know that we will continue to expand our services and make a positive impact for the residents of Prince George’s county,” Ms. Quincosa said.
Previously, Ms. Quincosa was a Maryland Legal Aid supervising attorney managing the District Court Self-Help Resource Center (DCSHRC) in Upper Marlboro. Ms. Quincosa was previously a staff attorney at the DCSHRC and has personally assisted over 19,500 Marylanders since joining the DCSHRC in 2011. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Miami in Miami, FL. She received her JD from New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ms. Quincosa is the current president of the Maryland Hispanic Bar, and was previously the co-chair of the Judicial Nominations and Immigration and Legislative Affairs Committees. She was previously a board member, the co-chair of the Public Service Committee and Communications Committee of the Hispanic Bar Association of DC. She is currently a volunteer attorney assisting her client with a U-visa through Tahirih Justice Center. She has volunteered at numerous legal clinics and volunteered her time with numerous organizations including the HBA-DC Advice and Referral Clinic (now Immigration Legal Advice Clinic).
Ms. Quincosa was recently awarded The Daily Record's Leader in the Law Generation JD award. She was awarded The Daily Record’s Leading Women award in 2016. In 2015, Ms. Quincosa was admitted as a fellow to the Maryland Bar Foundation, an honor bestowed to less than 2.5% of the Maryland State Bar membership. In 2014, Ms. Quincosa was also selected as a Collaborative Bar Fellow for the American Bar Association. Ms. Quincosa was a 2010- 2011 fellow of the MSBA Leadership Academy. Since the completion of the fellowship, Ms. Quincosa has been an active member on the Leadership Academy Committee. She is the current Co-Chair of the MSBA Leadership Academy Committee.
See the announcement on The Daily Record http://thedailyrecord.com/2017/06/27/jessica-a-quincosa-cls-of-prince-georges-county/