MSBA is actively seeking Program Proposals from the Maryland Legal Community to enrich our 2024 event. Submit Your Program Before the Priority Deadline: December 4, 2023.

Through your membership, the MSBA supports the next generation of leaders with MYLAW’s programs focused on leadership, civic awareness of the legal system, and promoting responsible citizenship.  

MYLAW is helping a national mock trial program (called Empire) come to Baltimore this fall, with high school students traveling from 17 states, and we hope that you will be a part of it.

On behalf of 300 remarkable high school students (including some of our own Marylanders), you are invited to serve as a judge or juror at Empire Baltimore: The Camden Yards Classic on September 23-25 at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor. To make your experience as enjoyable as possible, we are providing volunteers with free parking and a free meal before their trial. What’s more, we are offering a free pair of baseball tickets to the Sunday, 9/25 Orioles v. Astros game at Camden Yards to the first 50 attorneys or judges that sign-up to volunteer (note: non-lawyers are not eligible to receive tickets).

Please visit this website to register for a trial or keep reading to learn more.


  • There are four (4) preliminary trials and a Championship Round;
    • Volunteers may judge a single trial or multiple trials;
  • All trials are held in conference rooms at the Hilton Baltimore;
  • You have the option of volunteering for any one of the following trials:
    • Friday, 9/23 – Round 1: Report at 5:00 PM ET
    • Saturday, 9/24 – Round 2: Report at 9:30 AM ET; Round 3: Report at 2:45 PM ET
    • Sunday, 9/25 – Round 4: Report at 8:00 AM ET
  • Each trial starts with a pre-trial oral argument (involving the Confrontation Clause) and each side calls 3 witnesses to the stand
  • Volunteers must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of competition
  • You can sign-up to volunteer here