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2023 MSBA Legal Summit & Annual Meeting


YOU Belong Here: 2023 Legal Summit & Annual Meeting

Join us at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD.  70+ programs focused around 8 unique learning tracks for every stage & segment of the profession.

Summit 2022


Your Registration Includes:

  • Access to over 70+ thought leadership and educational programs, including nationally recognized keynote speakers and leaders in the legal profession
  • Access to our Trade Show hosting 40+ exhibitors to help you start or enhance your practice
  • Multiple events to expand your network, including:
    • Welcome Reception Ft. Live Music by Off the Ladder
    • YLS Happy Hour: Keep the Fun Going & Connect with Maryland’s Legal Community, Hosted by the Young Lawyers Section
    • Barristers’ Bar Nights at the DoubleTree Penthouse: Co-Sponsored by Local Bar Associations from Around the State
    • Beach Bootcamp with Singleton Mathews (MSBA Member): Start Your Day Strong
    • An Afternoon at Seacrets: Fun with Local Lawyers from Worcester County Bar
    • Law School Alumni Reception: Connect with UB & UMD Deans & Alumni
    • Signature President’s Reception: Celebration of President David Shapiro’s Leadership
    • Beach Yoga with MSBA Director of Advocacy Initiatives & Member Engagement, Shaoli Katana: Feel Relaxed, Refreshed, Fit
    • New Judges’ Reception: Meet & Greet the Newest Members of the Bench
  • and much more…

Also available are tickets to our partner events hosted through Legal Summit like the Access to Justice Fundraiser (Wednesday, June 7- click here to purchase) and the Maryland Bar Foundation Annual Meeting & Awards (Thursday, June 8- Click here to purchase) Please consider supporting these two important organizations for our Legal Community by attending. Please note: both of these events are not included in your Legal Summit Registration and tickets should be purchased separately below.

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Legal Summit Keynote Speakers:

Michael Steele
Former Maryland Lt. Governor, former Chairman of the RNC, and Political Analyst for MSNBC, Michael S. Steele | Mr. Steele is also a Maryland native, born at Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Mr. Steele will appear on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, following our opening programs.

Aarash Darroodi
Aarash Darroodi, Executive Vice President, General Counsel at Fender, the iconic guitar manufacturer | Aarash is responsible for all global legal needs across Fender – including mergers and acquisitions, compliance, litigation, intellectual property, corporate governance, advocacy and risk management.

Jamie Raskin
Congressman Jamie Raskin, U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District | He serves as the Ranking Member on the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability. He has served three terms on the House Judiciary, Oversight and Administration Committees and two terms on the Rules Committee.


Program Schedule

The 2023 Legal Summit Brochure is now available!
8 unique learning tracks for every stage & segment of the profession:

  • Litigation & Trial Skills Track
  • Ethics Track
  • Justice/Thought Leadership Track
  • Practice Update Track
  • Leadership & Practice Management Track
  • Mediation/ADR Track
  • Technology Track
  • Corporate Law Track

2023 Brochure

Download as a PDF

Hotel Information

Hotel Availability Update: As of 5.2.23, the MSBA has secured additional rooms at the Hilton Inn & Suites on 32nd and extended the group rate guarantee. To access these rooms, please call the Hilton at 410-289-6444 and state you are attending the MSBA Legal Summit & Annual Meeting. Rooms remain in a many of the MSBA’s extensive hotel block, please consult the Hotel Guide for these additional items.

Our 2023 Hotel Guide is available here! MSBA has secured multiple hotel options at various price points to fit your budget.  Our host hotels include:

  • Hilton Suites Oceanfront – MORE ROOMS ADDED!
  • Holiday Inn & Suites
  • Quality Inn Oceanfront
  • Fairfield by Marriott Ocean City Bayside

Summit Hotels

In-Person Attendance – Agreements & Consent

By registering and attending the Legal Summit & Annual Meeting, you agree to adhere to any and all Federal, State, or Local laws and regulations or CDC guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic in effect at the time of the Legal Summit & Annual Meeting.  At this time, CDC regulations require those testing positive for COVID-19 to isolate for 5-10 days depending on severity of symptoms.  Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic is a fluid situation, and law, regulations or guidance related to in-person events may change between the time of your registration and the date of the event.

Additionally, MSBA employs photographers and videographers during the Legal Summit & Annual Meeting to capture images and recordings of attendees, faculty and guests for promotional purposes.  By registering and attending the Legal Summit & Annual Meeting you consent to the MSBA’s reuse of any image or recording captured during the event for promotional purposes, including use on MSBA’s social media channels, website, and other owned media.

Roland E. Powell Convention Center (OCMD)
4001 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD 21842 US
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Event Information
June 7 - 9, 2023
11:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Roland E. Powell Convention Center (OCMD)
4001 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD 21842 US