Veronica Dunlap is the Deputy Executive Director of the ACLU of Maryland. In this leadership role, Dunlap facilitates strategic decision making, communication, and alignment across all programs to implement ACLU-MD’s 2024 strategic plan. She identifies, plans, and directs activities to achieve desired outcomes for ACLU-MD’s programmatic priorities: education, government accountability, immigrants’ rights, individual autonomy, legal justice system, and voting rights.
Previously, Dunlap served as Director of New York Justice Initiatives at Pro Bono Net where she spearheaded LawHelpNY, TenantHelpNY, Crime Victims Legal Help Network, Pro Bono Net/ny, LiveHelp, and related initiatives that empowered New Yorkers in need to resolve their legal problems and strengthened the work of advocates serving them. In addition, she volunteers with a project aimed at restoring the civil rights of people with criminal convictions. Prior to pursuing a career in law, Dunlap performed on stages around the world as a classically trained dancer.
Dunlap is a proud graduate of both George Washington University, where she received a B.A. in International Affairs, cum laude, and Fordham University School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor & M.B.A. in Finance. Dunlap has received the New York County Lawyer’s Association Pro Bono Honors Award for her outstanding work in public service, as well as the Outstanding Woman Lawyer in Public Service award from the National Bar Association’s Women’s Law Division. She is the proud mother of her son, Massawa, and dedicated daughter of her inspirational father, Ronald Dunlap.