The Maryland State Bar Association is guided by leaders of the legal profession that sit on its Board of Governors. Every year, the MSBA seeks nominees for District governors according to the distribution outlined in the MSBA Bylaws.

The MSBA is now accepting petitions for District Governors for the July 2022 – June 2024 term for the upcoming vacancies outlined below. Any MSBA member whose primary address falls within the District , and whose nomination is supported by at least ten (10) MSBA members from that District or the governing body of a local bar association within the District, may submit a petition for a vacancy. Petitions must be submitted through this electronic portal by 5:00pm on February 1, 2022.

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  • 1st District, Baltimore City (3 vacancies)
  • 4th District, Calvert/Charles/St. Mary’s (1 vacancy)
  • 5th District, Prince George’s County (2 vacancies)
  • 6th District, Montgomery County (4 vacancies)
  • 7th District, Anne Arundel County (1 vacancy)
  • 8th District, Baltimore County (2 vacancies)
  • 9th District, Harford/Cecil Counties (1 vacancy)
  • 10th District, Howard County (1 vacancy)
  • 11th District, Carroll/Frederick Counties (1 vacancy)

To the extent the MSBA receives more petitions than available vacancies in any given District, an election will be held for that District. Nominees will be notified by email if an election is needed. Nominees will also receive any and all instructions for the election by email, and are solely responsible for completing any action items and meeting any deadlines outlined in the instructions.

If you have any questions about the petition process, please contact Theresa Michael at

Petition to MSBA Board of Governors for July 2022 - June 2024 Term