The MSBA Leadership Academy exemplifies MSBA’s investment in the future of the legal profession in Maryland. Each year, 15 carefully selected Fellows take part in the 12-month program, which through a regimen of mentorship and public service helps to better position attorneys for leadership roles both in the bar and beyond.

MSBA Treasurer Judge Mark F. Scurti joined fellow bar leaders past and present in welcoming the MSBA Leadership Academy’s 2018-2019 Class of Fellows during a special reception held in their honor on June 28, 2018, at Westminster Hall in Baltimore.

“As Treasurer, it is my responsibility to see that money is well spent,” said Scurti, “and I can tell you there is no greater group that the Maryland State Bar Association invests their money in than the Leadership Academy. We are absolutely dedicated to this fantastic program.”

Leadership Academy alumni have gone on to serve among the Association’s very highest ranks, including Committee Co-Chairs Judge Dana Middleton and Jessica Quincosa, as well as MSBA Past President Debra G. Schubert and current Secretary Deborah L. Potter.

“Our graduates are far and wide,” said Scurti. “It’s amazing, the positions that Leadership Academy graduates have taken over the years. They’ve risen up the ranks of leadership within the MSBA, in many of our Sections, many of our Committee Chairs, and many members of the bench. I am very proud to see that.”

Among the several dozen in attendance was Leadership Academy Co-Founder Robert Gonzales, who with fellow MSBA Past President Harry S. Johnson launched the program in 1997.


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