For more than a century, the MSBA has been the voice of lawyers across the state, from nearly every practice area, career stage, and demographic.


The MSBA actively shapes practice-based legislation and policy to realize the best possible outcomes for Maryland’s lawyers and legal professionals. We do so by leveraging the networks, skills, and knowledge of our members. MSBA public advocacy takes many forms, including testifying before state legislative committees, drafting bills and amendments, following the proceedings of the Maryland Supreme Court’s Rules Committee and representing the interests of the profession, filing amicus curiae briefs, meeting with Executive Branch and Judiciary officials, and more.

The MSBA conducts the most effective advocacy with your support. Please join us as a member and use your voice to reach out to us about the issues that matter to you and to the legal profession.

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2023 Section Reports - Bill Tracking

MSBA provides our members with bi-weekly bill reports during the legislative session, with bills that may be relevant to your practice area. Click below for details.


Legislative Action Center

MSBA’s advocacy team is tracking bills throughout the legislative session. Stay tuned to our Legislative Action Center to see the latest status of the legislation we’re following.

*Note that bill information will be added and updated throughout the Legislative Session. Check back soon for updated information.




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Advocacy on the MSBA Blog

Click below to read Advocacy posts from the MSBA.


Recent Videos

MSBA Interviews Governor Wes Moore (Dec. 2021)

Coffee and Conversations: Baltimore City State’s Attorney Ivan Bates (Dec. 2022)

Coffee and Conversations – Sen. Will Smith, Chair of Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee (Nov. 2022)


MSBA's State Legislative Program

The MSBA’s State Legislative Program outlines the legislative priorities of the MSBA in advance of the annual session of the Maryland General Assembly.

Every year, the MSBA Board of Governors and the Laws Committee work together to establish the Program. Together, they undertake an exhaustive review of the legislative issues that stand to impact lawyers, and use these guidelines to take action on related bills that are introduced in the General Assembly.

2023 State Legislative Program


Advocacy Resources

Helpful links and resources related to MSBA’s advocacy efforts in Annapolis.