An important function of any membership organization is getting the word out to its members and also to the community at large. For 20 years, the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) has been very fortunate to have the professional journalistic services of Janet Stidman Eveleth as our Director of Communications, communicating the MSBA news in the MSBA’s Bar Bulletin and the Maryland Bar Journal, overseeing the production of our Lawyers’ Manual and managing our external communications. As our member readers will attest, Janet has earned an exceptional reputation for her writing ability and dedicated service to the MSBA. In all categories of evaluation, Janet has been an outstanding performer, considering the quality and quantity of her work, her reliability, attitude and conscientiousness. Janet is a consummate professional who cares deeply about the quality of her work. The MSBA management team has been remarkably productive and stable and Janet has been a key part of the consistency of this team during her 20 years of service.
member readers will attest, Janet has earned an exceptional reputation for her writing ability and dedicated service to the MSBA.
Janet holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington College, in Chestertown, Maryland, and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She also completed the American Society of Association Executives’ Communication Certificate Program. She has served as MSBA’s Director of Communications and the Editor of the Maryland Bar Journal since June 1987. She oversees media relations, publications, public relations, public service programs and related projects as the head of the Association’s Communications Department. She also produces the award-winning Maryland Bar Journal and serves as the Association’s professional writer.
Prior to joining MSBA, she headed the communications department for the Home Builders Association of Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic Food Dealers Association, where she also served as a lobbyist. She began her association communications career at the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland as a communications specialist.
She is a past Chair of the National Association of Bar Executives’ Communications Section and a past President of the Maryland Society of Association Executives. In 1997, she was recognized as the top Bar Communicator in the country when she was honored with the NABE Communications Section’s “Wally Richter Leadership Award” for outstanding professional achievement. She was also honored with three Luminary Awards from the Communications Section for the Maryland Bar Journal, in 1998, 2000 and 2002.
Paul V. Carlin is Executive Director of the Maryland State Bar Association.