PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 6.4 of the Constitution of the American Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) is entitled to be represented by a total of seven (7) delegates in the ABA House of Delegates. The terms of four MSBA delegates will expire at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting on August 13, 2019. Of those four positions, one must be filled by a Young Lawyer Delegate, two are open to any member of the MSBA, and as a long-continued practice, one of these positions will be filled by MSBA’s President-Elect.
The MSBA Board of Governors will elect the three delegates at its meeting to be held May 10, 2019. Each delegate will be elected to a two-year term.
The ABA House of Delegates has the ultimate responsibility for establishing the association’s policies for administration of the association and its positions on professional and public issues. The House elects the ABA officers and board of governors. MSBA delegates to the ABA House of Delegates are expected to attend each House meeting and participate in its proceedings. The House of Delegates meets twice each year at the ABA Annual Meeting in July/August and at the ABA Mid-Year Meeting, typically held in February.
Any member of the MSBA who wishes to be considered for one of the three vacancies should submit his or her name and a brief autobiography and statement of interest to: Victor L. Velazquez, Executive Director, Maryland State Bar Association, 520 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, by March 22, 2019. Anyone who expresses an interest in these positions by submitting materials in accordance with these guidelines will be deemed nominated as a candidate.