The MSBA monitors hundreds of bills each session and advocates on behalf of the profession. The ability to make a difference in Annapolis is just one of the many reasons we need all attorneys to belong to the MSBA to ensure we remain a strong and vibrant association.
Please join the MSBA as we welcome Joseline Peña-Melnyk, a Democratic state delegate from Maryland’s 21st District (D – Anne Arundel & Prince George’s Counties). She’ll provide an update on this year’s legislative session, her personal and professional background and road to Annapolis, and how to stay involved and connect with legislators.
Joseline has been a member of the House of Delegates since January of 2007. Joseline’s committee in the House deals with public health and she has made great strides to improve the healthcare system by making it more efficient and in line with the needs of everyday Marylanders. Her legislation to digitize medical records is improving health care delivery and lowering costs. She has also moved many bills into law dealing with women’s and children’s health, including bills on family planning, mammograms, childhood obesity and suicide prevention.
Joseline also leads on matters of policing and criminal justice. She was one of ten Delegates that served on the Workgroup on Public Safety and Policing Practices established after the riots, but her strong record on these issues predates the riots. One of her bills made Maryland the first state to count inmates of state prisons in the place where they lived when arrested, which helps boost representation for the poor communities with the most problems.
We welcome all legal professionals to join, particularly those in Anne Arundel & Prince George’s Counties.