A photo of Mary, a white woman with pixie short blonde hair, wearing a pair of cat eye glasses.


Executive Director





Mary Bauer has three decades of experience as a civil rights attorney and leader. During her career, she has served as Deputy Legal Director and Legal Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Director of Advocacy and Executive Director of the Legal Aid Justice Center, and as Legal Director of the ACLU of Virginia from 1996 to 1998. A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, Mary has testified before Congress on many occasions and published several groundbreaking reports.