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Advocacy

Leading and protecting the legal profession in Annapolis and beyond

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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2024 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.

**Note that 2024 bill information will be added and updated soon and regularly updated. Check back soon for updated information.

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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 for the 2024 Legislative Session will be added soon and regularly updated. Check back soon for updated information.

Visit the Legislative Action Center

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MSBA News & Insights

A2J Dispatch – May 2024 Issue

May 28, 2024In this month’s issue of the A2JC Dispatch, we address A2JC’s shocking statistics, and highlight A2JC’s Partners for Justice Conference and Race Equity Toolkit.

Panel to Discuss Judicial Security Bill & Other Legislation at Senate Plenary

May 25, 2024A panel of Maryland senators will discuss the Judicial Security Bill and other measures passed during the 2024 session.

A2J Dispatch – April 2024 Issue

April 25, 2024In this month’s issue, we celebrate our successful advocacy efforts for HB693, resulting in $15M in additional civil legal aid funding and highlight several priority bills supported by the Public Interest Law Committee that passed.

MSBA's 2024 Legislative Wins

April 19, 2024MSBA’s 2024 Legislative Wins Include Increased Security, Defeating a Tax on Legal Services, and Securing Civil Legal Aid Funds