The Membership Committee focused on two events to bring the benefits of the MSBA to the maximum number of
Maryland attorneys – a “Speed Networking” Event in Columbia, co-sponsored with the Young Lawyers Section, and
the co-sponsored Leadership Academy Anniversary CelebrationI – as well as a non-member mailing to attorneys
in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, in an attempt to gain additional membership. It also
worked continually towards two other recurring events: presentations at local and specialty bars to increase
membership in the MSBA, as well as programs performed in conjunction with the Maryland law schools to
encourage students to participate early in their legal career.