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MSBA is now accepting applications for the 2024-25 Fellows Class!

The Maryland State Bar Association Leadership Academy is designed to provide the next generation of attorneys with the skills necessary to become leaders within their organizations and firms, the Maryland State Bar Association, and the greater Maryland legal community. Leadership Academy consists of a 12-month series of issue-oriented experiences, forums, and educational opportunities.
Leadership Academy graduates have gone on to become judges, law firm partners, law school professors, and the chief federal prosecutor in Maryland, among other things. It is a life-long, respected credential that will prepare you for success in the profession and beyond.
Below is the anticipated schedule of the events and program topics. Dates and topics are also subject to change.


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 1, February 6, 2024, 6:00pm

Information Session 2, March 6, 2024, 6:00pm




Saturday, July 13, 2024


8am – 3pm (In-person)

Thursday, August 15, 2024

Opening Ceremony

6 – 8pm (In-person)

Tuesday, August 27, 2024

Personality Workshop

6 – 8pm (Virtual)

Saturday, September 7, 2024

Genesee Valley Team Building

8:30am – 4:00pm (In-person)

Wednesday, October 9, 2024

Fundraising and Grant Writing

6:15 – 8:15pm (virtual)

Wednesday, November 6, 2024

Networking & Outreach

6:15 – 8:15pm (virtual)

Wednesday, November 20, 2024

Fall Joint Meeting

6:15pm (In-Person)

Wednesday, January 8, 2025

Branding, Marketing & Technology in the Law

6:15 – 8:15pm

Wednesday, March 12, 2025

Leaders in the Law

6:15 – 8:15pm

Date TBD

Board Governance Workshop

April 2025 (TBD)

Dinner with the Chiefs


Saturday, May 3, 2025

Spring Joint Meeting

2 – 5pm

June 4-6, 2025

MSBA Annual Meeting


Applications must be received by 11:59pm on Monday, April 1, 2024, for consideration.