The Maryland State Bar Association Leadership Academy offers a 12 month program designed to assist lawyers become better leaders and offering opportunities for future leadership roles in the MSBA.

Each year, 15 Fellows are chosen from applications submitted to the MSBA. During their term, the Fellows will spend time attending MSBA events, developing and implementing a public service project, as well as attending a special program on public speaking, media relations, interviewing skills, conducting effective meeting, budgeting, and many other related areas. Fellows establish a relationship with past Bar Presidents and current bar leaders to learn more about the MSBA and to enhance leadership skills.

Team building is a significant part of the Academy, wherein the Fellows develop relationships that will last long after the Academy. The skills the Fellows learn will benefit the MSBA, the local or specialty bar associations and the public as a whole.


Applications Open for 2020 - 2021

Click below to submit your application to be part of the Leadership Academy’s 2020 – 2021 class!


Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Leader?

The MSBA Leadership Academy is a selective, 12-month program designed to train and equip the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Participants gain real-world, first-hand knowledge of the legal world and the impact it can have on the community by combining education, public service, and networking.


News & Updates


January 03,2020

Leadership Academy 2020-21

By Anna Sholl
July 11,2018

Korea to Fredrick by Way of Leadership Academy: Jeremy Scholtes Member Profile

By Bill Hall
June 30,2018

MSBA Introduces Leadership Academy 2018-2019 Class of Fellows

By Patrick Tandy


Committee Roster


For a full roster of committee members, visit the MSBA Member Directory.

Sidney Butcher

Jessica Quincosa