MSBA Connects With the Candidates

For 125 years, MSBA has been the home of the entire legal profession. We continue to serve our members and the public by connecting with important leaders around the state and talking about the issues that matter to you. Join us as we speak with candidates for Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor, and Governor throughout the year.


June 2022: Gubernatorial Forums

The non-partisan Forums offer voters and colleagues in the legal profession an opportunity to learn candidate positions on the most pressing issues facing the state and legal vocation. The discussions and forums can be viewed by clicking on the links below at the scheduled time (and available below on-demand after that time).

The Democratic Forum will take place in-person and via livestream at 7:30 p.m. on June 1, 2022, at the Legal Summit in Ocean City.

. Pamela Wood headshot

Dick Uliano, WTOP Washington broadcast and digital journalist, will moderate with Pamela Wood, who covers Maryland politics and government for The Baltimore Banner. The MSBA invited all Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates to participate in these Forums. The Republican Forum will follow on June 27, 2022, at the University of Maryland (Baltimore County).

MSBA will have a virtual discussion with Republican candidate Kelly Shulz via livestream at 7:00 p.m. on May 31, 2022. Note that MSBA invited all Republican candidates to participate but several opted out with little notice, and accordingly, MSBA will invite all Republican candidates to join in a Forum on June 27.

Confirmed Republican candidate:

  • Kelly Shulz

Confirmed Democratic candidates:

  • Rushern Baker
  • Jon Baron
  • Doug Gansler
  • John King
  • Wes Moore
  • Tom Perez
  • Jerome Segal

Maryland Attorney General Candidate Interviews

We recently interviewed the following candidates for Maryland Attorney General (full interviews below):

  1. U.S. Representative Anthony Brown (recap)
  2. James Shalleck (recap)
  3. Hon. Katie O’Malley (recap)
  4. Councilman Michael Peroutka (recap)


Gubernatorial Interviews

These interviews, filmed at Stevenson University December 6-10, 2021, provide non-partisan political perspective and engagement.

Rewatch Gubernatorial Interviews Day 1 – Rushern Baker, Jon Baron, Peter Franchot

Rewatch Gubernatorial Interviews Day 2 – Kelly Schulz, Ashwani Jain, David Lashar

Rewatch Gubernatorial Interviews Day 3 – Doug Gansler, Wes Moore, Tom Perez

Rewatch Gubernatorial Interviews Day 4 – John King

“Presenting the premier interviews and forums to Maryland lawyers and the public is an opportunity we’re incredibly honored to spearhead as we offer potential candidates a platform to present their plan on moving our state forward in 2022 and beyond,” said Natalie McSherry, President of the Maryland State Bar Association. “We look forward to hearing from the panel of aspiring individuals running for Governor and are pleased to provide increased exposure and educational opportunities to our colleagues in the legal profession.”