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 meetings, 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.


2022-2023 Leadership Academy Fellows

Meagan Krystina Allen

Rebeka Bautista

Shakinah R.B. Douglas

Jasmine Rose England-Caesar

Ashley Fellona

Emily Beth Gelmann

Timothy P. Hatfield

Deonna Marie Hayes

Carolyn Helen Mills

Ciarra Monique Roulhac

Richard Edward Shermanski, Jr.

Marissa Amber Somerville

Janee Acadia Fountain

Beatrice C. Thomas

Ashley Beatrice Ward


News & Updates


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February 10,2021

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Committee Roster


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

Ex Officio
Jessica Quincosa

Michael Hudak

Hon. Myshala Middleton