Leading on behalf of our profession in Annapolis and D.C.
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. This representation extends to the public policy arena. The MSBA takes an active role in shaping legislation considered in Annapolis and D.C. 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.
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.
Legislative Issues are divided into various categories as the State Legislative Program is developed each year.
Organization of Issues
Legislative issues are divided into 4 general categories:
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.
MSBA Legislation on Twitter
Tweets by MSBALegislation
Updates from Annapolis
This video update provides additional information about MSBA’s involvement with HB 111.
From the Blog
Maryland General Assembly’s “Find Your Legislator” tool
MSBA Laws Committee
American Bar Association’s Governmental Affairs Office
National Center for State Courts
Uniform Law Commission
Media Bias / Fact Check
The Daily Record’s Eye on Annapolis