Nominate Your Colleagues
Deadline: January 30, 2023

A core part of our work at the Maryland Bar Foundation is to support and recognize the legal professionals and organizations making a difference in our communities.

Get involved by nominating a professional you know for any of these upcoming opportunities.

The Eney and Shea awards will be presented at the Maryland Bar Foundation’s Annual Meeting in Ocean City in June 2023. The Curran and Legal Excellence awards will be presented at the MSBA’s Open Meeting in March 2023.


Edward F. Shea Award

Baltimore attorney and past president of the MSBA Edward F. Shea, Jr., exemplified professionalism, civility, integrity, compassion, and commitment to public service. Since 1996, the Maryland Bar Foundation has honored his memory and impact on our profession by awarding the Shea Award to attorneys who embody the same ideals.

View details & online nomination form here.


H. Vernon Eney Endowment Fund Award

The award is presented by the Maryland Bar Foundation to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in working to improve government and the administration of justice. Nominees should exhibit the four principal characteristics of Mr. Eney, which distinguished his career: excellence in the law; bar leadership; community leadership; and enormous capacity for work.

View details & online nomination form here


J. Joseph Curran Jr. Professionalism Award

The J. Joseph Curran Jr. Public Service Award is presented to a government or public interest lawyer known for selflessly serving the public good and furthering the goals of better government and societal standards. 

View details & online nomination form here.


Legal Excellence Awards

Each year, the Maryland Bar Foundation presents the Legal Excellence Awards to honor members of the legal community. These members embody the spirit of the Foundation’s mission: honor, integrity, justice, and knowledge. Submissions are due by February 18, 2022. 

View details & online nomination form here.