Join us for MSBA Day to Amplify the Voice of the Legal Profession! February 16, 2022

The Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) is delighted to invite you to MSBA Day – which will be held virtually on February 16, in collaboration with the Maryland Access to Justice Commission (A2JC). MSBA Day 2022 continues its tradition of bringing together Maryland leaders, elected officials, and MSBA members to learn about key priorities for the legal profession. 

Come hear from Maryland’s top elected officials, including Governor Hogan, and join us in advocating on behalf of the legal profession! Get involved and join us for this exclusive event designed for MSBA members only!

Learn about important legislation that affects the legal profession

  • Hear from top elected officials
  • Find out how you can get involved in advocacy
  • Amplify the profession’s voice through yours!

Speakers

Gov. Lawrence Hogan

Governor Larry Hogan is the 62nd governor of Maryland. He was sworn in on 2015 and reelected to a second term in 2018. His top priority while in office was education and focused heavily on environmental stewardship, infrastructure, the COVID-19 pandemic, and more. He is a member of the Republican party and the second Republican governor to be re-elected in Maryland history. 

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin
Senator Cardin

Ben Cardin was born in Baltimore, Maryland and is a third- generation Marylander. He has previously represented Marylanders in the House of Representatives from 1987-2006 and now represents the people of Maryland in the U.S. Senate (first elected in 2006). He is a member of the Democratic party.

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen

Chris Van Hollen is a U.S. Senator for Maryland. In 2002, he was elected to represent Maryland’s 8th Congressional District before being elected to the United States Senate in November 2016. He is committed to ensuring equal rights, equal justice, and equal opportunity. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

President of Maryland Senate, Bill Ferguson

Senate President Bill Ferguson has represented District 46 (Baltimore City) since 2010 and is currently serving his third term.  In January 2020, his colleagues unanimously elected him to serve as President of the Maryland Senate, making him the second youngest Senate President in Maryland history. He is a member of the Democratic party.

Speaker of Maryland House of Delegates, Adrienne Jones

Adrienne Jones was elected to the House of Delegates to serve as the first African-American and the first woman Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates in history. She has been a delegate since 1997. In February, 2019, Speaker Jones received the Casper R. Taylor, Jr. Founder’s Award, the highest award given to a member of the House of Delegates. She has three times been named to the “Top 100 Women in Maryland” by the Daily Record, and was inducted into the Circle of Excellence for Sustained Achievement.

Maryland Attorney General, Brian Frosh

Brian E. Frosh is Maryland’s 46th Attorney General. He served in the Maryland General Assembly for 28 years, including 12 as chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee before becoming Attorney General in 2015. Brian was raised in Maryland and is a member of the Democratic party.

Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland, John Morrissey

John Morrissey was born in Washington D.C. and has been the Chief Judge of the District Court of Maryland since June 1, 2014. Prior to that, he was an Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 5, Prince George’s County, from 2006 to 2014.

Chair of the Judicial Proceedings Committee in the Maryland Senate, William Smith

William C. Smith Jr. was born and raised in Maryland. He was elected to the Maryland Senate to represent District 20 in 2016. Prior to this, Will received a White House appointment to serve as a Director at the Department of Homeland Security under President Barack Obama in 2010. In 2019, Will became the 50th Chairman of the Judicial Proceedings Committee. He is the first African American to hold that post. He is a member of the Democratic party.

Chair of the Judiciary Committee in the Maryland House of Delegates, Luke Clippinger 

Luke serves as the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee and works as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Anne Arundel County. Previously, Luke was a member of the Economic Matters Committee (ECM). From 2015 to 2018, Luke served as the Chair of the Democratic caucus in the House of Delegates.

Vice Chair of the Judicial Proceedings Committee in the Maryland Senate, Jeff Waldstreicher

Jeff Waldstreicher was first elected to the Maryland State Senate in 2006 and has been a member of the Maryland General Assembly for four terms. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the Judicial Proceedings Committee. Jeff is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County and is a member of the Democratic party. 

Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee in the Maryland House of Delegates, David Moon

David Moon serves in the Maryland House of Delegates as Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee. Outside of elected office he works as a policy attorney & advocacy consultant and previously taught political science for UMBC and worked in Maryland politics. He is a member of the Democratic party and considers himself a progressive. 

Maryland Senator, Michael Hough

Michael Hough (pronounced Huff) is a lifelong Maryland resident and was elected to the Maryland State Senate in 2014. Michael currently serves as a member of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and chaired Maryland’s Justice Reinvestment Supervision Subcommittee and the Criminal Gangs Task Force. Outside of his work as a State Senator, he serves as Chief of Staff for a member of Congress. He is a member of the Republican party. 

Maryland Senator, Jill Carter

Jill P. Carter was recently appointed Director of the Office of Civil Rights & Wage Enforcement for the City of Baltimore. She has been a member of the Maryland State Senate since 2018 was born and raised in Baltimore. Prior to this she was a member of the House of Delegates from 2003 to 2017. She is a member of the Democrat party and represents District 41, Baltimore City. 

Maryland Delegate, Nicole Williams

Delegate Nicole Williams is a real estate attorney who represents District 22 in Prince George’s County, Maryland. After working her way through the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, she joined a Maryland law firm and got involved in political outreach and mobilization on behalf of Democratic candidates. She’s been recognized as a Top 40 under 40 leader in Prince George’s County and previously was elected to serve on Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee.

Maryland Delegate, Haven Shoemaker

Haven Shoemaker is a lawyer-legislator member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Carroll County. He is currently the House minority whip. He previously served as a Carroll County commissioner (2010–2014); as Mayor of Hampstead, Maryland (2003–2010); and as a member of the Hampstead Town Council (1997–2003). Shoemaker is running for Carroll County state’s attorney in the 2022 elections rather than seeking a third term in the legislature.