For 125 years, the Maryland State Bar Association has served as the home of the legal profession, focused on supporting and elevating the profile of over 42,000 legal professionals around the state. We continue to serve our members and the public by connecting with important leaders around the state and talking about the issues that matter to you. This election cycle, we connect with the candidates for Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor, and Governor, among others.

On May 31 and June 1, join the MSBA as we host apolitical Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidate forums, moderated by Baltimore Banner reporter Pamela Wood. MSBA has invited all Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates to participate in these forums and several have already confirmed attendance. MSBA does not endorse or rank political candidates.

Why are we holding these forums?

  • Offer voters and colleagues in the legal profession an opportunity to learn candidate positions and make informed decisions on the most pressing issues facing the state and the legal profession.
  • Convene MSBA members from around the state and connect them with local leaders. 
  • Maintain MSBA’s connection to all branches of government to advocate on behalf of the profession. We strengthen our partnership with the Executive Branch through these forums and continued engagement.

How can you participate?

Republican Forum: 

Join us via livestream here (  at 7:00 p.m. on May 31, 2022, as we welcome candidates Dan Cox, Robin Ficker, and Kelly Shulz.

Democratic Forum: 

Join us in-person at 7:30 p.m. on June 1, 2022, at the Ocean City Convention Center Theater (4001 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842) for MSBA’s Legal Summit, where we welcome the following candidates: Rushern Baker, Jon Baron, Doug Gansler, John King, Wes Moore, Tom Perez, and Jerome Segal. MSBA welcomes all MSBA members and local legal professionals to the event. Although you do not have to register to attend the forums, we invite you to register and join us for the conference to learn, network, and connect with the profession:

Both forums will be recorded and available to members and the public on-demand at, making them accessible to all.


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