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.
Any lawyer admitted to practice in Maryland, who is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, and who will not reach the age of 38 before the end of 2024, is eligible for the Edward F. Shea, Jr nomination.
Examples of the kinds of qualities and actions which are viewed favorably by the Committee are:
The H. Vernon Eney 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, as distinguished by his career:
The recipient of this award is either a government or public interest lawyer known for selflessly serving the public good and furthering the goals of better government and societal standards.
The Curran Award is named in honor of former Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr.
The Maryland Bar Foundation offers the Legal Excellence Awards to honor members of the legal community.
Submit a nominee to receive one of the MBF awards: Edward F. Shea Jr. Professionalism, H. Vernon Eney Endowment Fund Award, J. Joseph Curran Public Service Award, Legal Excellence Awards.
New deadline – February 9, 2024