NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania (Aug. 7, 2018)—LASP’s new Executive Director, Shawn Boehringer, has dedicated his career to civil legal services in Maryland, Florida and Kentucky, but in joining LASP, he’s returning to his native Pennsylvania. Since arriving at LASP July 19, he worked with departing, longtime Executive Director Elizabeth Wood Fritsch to ensure a smooth leadership transition. Following a national search process, Boehringer officially assumed leadership of LASP on Aug. 1.
LASP is a major regional resource for low-income and vulnerable people needing civil legal services in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.
“The Board of Directors’ Search Committee along with staff representatives undertook a rigorous national search for our new executive director,” said Judith Algeo, Esq., President of the 2018-19 LASP Board of Directors and chair of the Search Committee. “There were exceptional applicants, but Shawn Boehringer was beyond impressive. His depth of practical experience in the field, his knowledge of the Legal Aid mission, along with his personal commitment to equal justice for all, brings to the position of Executive Director a person uniquely qualified to lead this agency. The Board is very excited for the future of LASP and strongly believes that LASP will be well-served with Shawn as Executive Director.”
Since 2009, Shawn served as Chief Counsel for Maryland Legal Aid in Baltimore. He previously worked as Director of Advocacy for Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, Florida from 2000-2009, as Staff Attorney for Legal Services of Greater Miami from 1997-2000, and as Staff Attorney for the Appalachian Research & Defense Fund of Kentucky, based in Prestonsburg, from 1993-1997.
Shawn grew up in Adamstown (near the border of Lancaster and Berks counties). He graduated from Governor Mifflin High School, Shillington; Gettysburg College (B.A.); and the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School (J.D.).