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Furthering our Profession. Strengthening our Mission.

  • MSBA members are diverse and our mission serves us all: MSBA exists to support and lead Maryland’s lawyers in the pursuit of justice, professionalism, and service to the public.
  • We provide resources that help lawyers build strong professional relationships, excel in their careers, and be their best selves.
  • We stand up for the profession and support under-served local communities through legislative advocacy and nonprofit partnerships.
  • MSBA advocates on behalf of all 40,000 local legal professionals by highlighting your collective voices to create meaningful change and secure your interests.


Benefits of Membership: Limitless Resources. Everlasting Value.

  • Unlimited free legal research. MSBA members can access Fastcase, a comprehensive innovative database of legal research and legal news, valued at over $1,000 per year. By regularly attending MSBA sponsored CLE workshops or seminars, you’ll get the inside track on the latest legal technology and regulatory information. A thorough understanding of a recent ruling can enrich your own personal knowledge base, while new case management software can help you work more efficiently and save time.
  • Learn anytime, anywhere, at your pace.
  • MSBA’s 60+ publications provide a variety of offerings to support your practice sector with over a dozen new titles each year to bring you the latest in the law.
  • MSBA Case Notes – the newest complimentary member benefit, offers summarization, commentary, and unique insights on compelling legal cases.
  • Access to MSBA Learning Library – with tools & resources filled with articles, templates, forms, and other information to help you in your day to day practice.
  • Out of state attorneys: meet your MCLE compliance goals through our programs, and receive one free accredited throuCLE, up to 6.5 credits, when you join or renew online.


Build Strong Connections - You Belong at MSBA

  • MSBA connects you to leaders in the profession through dozens of virtual and in-person networking and events, including speakers, panels, and section coffee talks.
  • We create online communities through MSBA Connect for each of our 30 substantive law sections where members can share ideas, referrals, and resources in real-time.
  • Our award-winning quarterly Bar Journal regularly profiles members and firms.
  • Our WNS e-newsletters: a bi-weekly curation of practice-area-specific content from the web for MSBA members.
  • MSBA’s members contribute to the Bar Journal, eWeekly, and our online blogs.
  • MSBA recognizes and celebrates achievements of legal professionals through our sections, our foundation, and third party organizations.


Powering Justice, Communities & Business. Fighting for the Future of the Profession

  • Your support allows MSBA to help thousands of Marylanders access civil legal aid representation and advocate for change through the Access to Justice Commission.
  • Your membership provides training for pro bono legal representation and provide thousands of Marylanders with pro bono legal services through MSBA’s partner organizations.
  • Your involvement helps educate the next generation of lawyers through student mentorship programs, mock trials, and courtroom connections.


A Healthy Profession is a Successful Profession.

MSBA stands as an inspiration and lifeline for legal professionals, when they need it most. We provide wellness resources to support your professional and personal well-being. Your membership also provides free services to hundreds of lawyers in need.

  • Your membership dues provide free, confidential Health and Wellness services from certified professionals through our Lawyer Assistance Program to help hundreds of legal professionals with mental health and substance use disorders.
  • MSBA offers weekly virtual support groups as we all confront personal and professional challenges.
  • MSBA provides online support for your well-being through our Health and Wellness Portal and our Wellness Resources page.

All this, and more.
MSBA needs you to join us so that we can continue to advocate for you.
Stay connected to the community.
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Unlock all-access membership with MSBA Passport

Passport privileges, worth thousands, include:

  • Free admission to all MSBA Summits including our Legal Summit & Annual Meeting
  • Membership Included to both MSBA and your choice of one of our 30 Sections
  • Unlimited CLE Programs including 40+ live programs and hundreds on-demand
  • Free Use of Platforms like Treble, Fastcase, Connect and more
  • Dozens of In-Person Events including networking events, happy hours, and learning forums
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