MSBA is now accepting applications for the 2022-23 Fellows Class!

The MSBA Leadership Academy is designed to provide the next generation of attorneys in the legal profession with the skills necessary to become leaders within their organizations and firms, the Maryland State Bar Association, and the legal profession. The Fellows follow a rigorous program throughout the 2022-23 Bar year, including team building activities, leadership development, and networking opportunities. Additionally, the Fellows complete a public service project with the goal of serving the needs of all Marylanders and the legal profession.

Below is the anticipated schedule of the events. Please note, due to uncertainty around COVID, events noted as “in-person” may need to transition to virtual. Dates are also subject to change.




Saturday, July 16, 2022

Orientation & Public Service Project

8:30 – 3:00pm (In-person)

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Opening Ceremony

6:00 – 8:00pm (In-person)

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Personality Workshop

6:00 – 8:00pm (Virtual)

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Genesee Valley – Team Building

8:30 – 4:30pm (In-person)

Wednesday, October 10, 2022

Fundraising and Grant Writing

6:00 – 8:00pm (virtual)

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Networking & Outreach Workshop

6:00pm – 8:00pm (virtual)

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Fall Joint Meeting

6:00pm – 8:00pm (virtual)

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Branding, Marketing & Technology

6:15pm – 8:00pm (virtual)

Wednesday, February 9, 2023

Board Governance Workshop

6:15pm – 8:00pm (virtual)

Wednesday, March 16, 2023

Leaders in the Law

6:15pm – 8:00pm (virtual)

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Spring Joint Meeting

2:00pm – 5:00pm (in-person)

In addition to the program dates above, Leadership Academy Fellows are expected to attend several special events, including:

  • Conference of Bar Presidents – TBD (typically Fall)
  • MSBA Board of Governors Meeting – TBD
  • Dinner with the Chiefs – TBD (typically April)
  • MSBA Legal Summit – June 7 – 9, 2023, Ocean City, MD

Applications must be received by 11:59pm on April 7, 2022, for consideration.


Information Sessions

The Leadership Academy Committee is hosting two information sessions to provide more information about the program and the expectations of selected Fellows – Click below to register for these sessions:

Information Session 3, Mar 16, 2022, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST