“I always enjoy the Maryland Bar Foundation Annual Meeting because it feels like such an intimate event. There are always MSBA members and family members there to support the incoming MBF Fellows, as well as the Shea and Eney Award recipients. Hearing the awardees’ speeches is particularly touching, and each year, when Mr. Shea’s family is there, it is a reminder of dedicated MSBA members and their families are to the Maryland State Bar.”MONISE BROWN, Charles County Family Magistrate, pictured here, at right, with Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Anne K. Albright and Hughie Hunt


“This program offered insight from two seasoned lawyers who both have held impressive, powerful positions under different administrations, and their insight was inspiring – particularly on the rule of law. It was a great opening session for our Annual Meeting.”DIANE KILCOYNE, President, ESI Group, LLC, Rockville, Maryland, on guest speakers Alberto Gonzales and Preet Bharara


“I ENJOYED ATTENDING the MSBA Legal Summit & Annual Meeting as it was great way to meet and network with attorneys and judges I would never meet otherwise. The seminars were great – engaging and informative. I liked attending the New Judges Reception not only to welcome new judges, but also to interact with them outside of the courtroom in a more colloquial environment.”MAYA ZEGARRA, immigration attorney, Silver Spring, Maryland


“MY INVOLVEMENT WITH THE MSBA and the Young Lawyers Section over the years has provided me the opportunity to build relationships with my peers which has raised my profile in the community and expanded my network for business. Now, as a partner at my firm who is focused on building a practice, I am realizing the benefits of my years of investment in bar association activities. I also love the Legal Summit & Annual Meeting, which has become my favorite professional event of the year. The content is great, and there is so much opportunity to deepen relationships through fun social activities.”INDIRA K. SHARMA, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP, and 2018-2019 Chair of the MSBA Young Lawyers Section


“HAVING BEEN TO THREE OF THE LAST FOUR MSBA Annual Meetings, I can honestly say this year’s Meeting did not disappoint. Like years past, it offered attorneys an opportunity to take a step back and socialize with long-lost friends from law school, professors, judges, and colleagues. As a Young Lawyer, the Annual Meeting provides a quasi-vacation where you get to socialize and have fun, while networking and trading business cards.”KUSH PATEL, Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Thomas F. Stansfield, 
Circuit Court for Carroll County


“I GO TO the MSBA Legal Summit & Annual Meeting for all the reasons you see in this picture. I have made lifelong friends through the Bar. I have been going to the Annual Meeting since 2000, and I love the chance to reconnect with my friends and colleagues all over the state. I love the networking and the meetings that interrelate to my practice. But mostly, the friendships that I have developed over the years are priceless!”JOLIE GELMAN WEINBERG, Weinberg & Schwartz, L.L.C., pictured, at right, with fellow member CEECEE PAIZS