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MSBA Annual Business Meeting


The MSBA Annual Business Meeting is held in conjunction with the MSBA Legal Summit at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD.  If you have registered for the Legal Summit, you are already registered for the business meeting.

If you would like to attend the business meeting only, please register below.

The agenda for the Annual Business Meeting is as follows:

  1. Call to Order & Announcements — David P. Shapiro, President
  2. Report of the Officers (25 min. Total)
    1. Year in Review — David P. Shapiro
    2. Report of the Secretary — Wm. Carl Isler 
    3. Report of the Treasurer — Marisa Trasatti 
    4. Report of the Executive Director — Anna Sholl
  3. Honors (10 min. Total) 
    1. Recognition of the MSBA Leadership Academy Fellows
    2. The Honorable Anselm Sodaro Judicial Civility Award
    3. In Memoriam — Moment of Silence for Our Departed Friends and Colleagues 
  4. Partnership Reports (20 min. Total)
    1. State of the Judiciary
      1. Hon. John P. Morrissey, Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland
      2. Hon. Matthew J. Fader, Chief Judge, Maryland Supreme Court
    2. Maryland Access to Justice Commission — Chair, Ward B. Coe, III 
    3. Maryland Bar Associations Insurance Trust — Chair, Hon. C. Philip Nichols, Jr. 
  5. New Business — Amendments to the MSBA Bylaws (20 min.) | Action Requested
  6. Election of MSBA Officers (5 min. Total) 
    1. Election of MSBA Officers for 2023-24 | Action Requested
    2. Swearing-In of MSBA Officers and Board Members present for 2023-24 — Hon. Matthew J. Fader, Chief Justice, Maryland Supreme Court
  7. Report of 2023-24 MSBA President, Jason DeLoach (10 min.)
  8. Adjournment — Jason DeLoach

For further information related to the MSBA Bylaw Amendments, please visit:  The brochure, the current Bylaws, the proposed Amendments, and comparison copies are available at

Please note:  Registration for the Annual Business Meeting only is complementary for MSBA members; however, registration to the Annual Business Meeting does not constitute a registration for the MSBA Legal summit.

Roland E. Powell Convention Center (OCMD)
4001 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD 21842 US
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Event Information
Jun 9, 2023
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Roland E. Powell Convention Center (OCMD)
4001 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD 21842 US