Nominate Your Colleagues

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 J. Joseph Curran, Jr. and Legal Excellence awards will be presented at the MBF Open Meeting on April 13, 2023. The H. Vernon Eney and Edward F. Shea awards will be presented at the MBF Annual Meeting in Ocean City on June  8, 2023.

View details & online nomination form HERE.

Edward F. Shea Award
Nomination Deadline: April 1, 2023

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.


H. Vernon Eney Endowment Fund Award
Nomination Deadline: April 1, 2023

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.


J. Joseph Curran Jr. Professionalism Award
Nomination Deadline: February 13, 2023

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. 


Legal Excellence Awards
Nomination Deadline: February 13, 2023

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.