BALTIMORE, MD., March 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) hosted non-partisan Maryland Attorney General Interviews, offering all voters, including the tens of thousands of attorneys the MSBA advocates for, an opportunity to learn the candidates’ positions on the most critical issues facing the state and the legal profession. Interviews with the US representative Anthony G. Brown and James F. Shalleck took place at the MSBA headquarters on tuesday february 28, and interviews with the Hon. Catherine “Katy” Curran O’Malley and city councilor Michael Peroutka were Thursday, March 3. The in-depth discussions followed a similar format to interviews recently conducted with all of the announced gubernatorial candidates.
The MSBA will host in-person gubernatorial debates for Republican and Democratic candidates for governor of Maryand. Events will take center stage during the MSBA Legal Summit in Ocean City, MDto May 31st (Republican candidates) and June 1 (Democratic candidates). Guest speakers include Dan Abramchief legal analyst, ABC News, Ari MelberAnchor, The Beat with Ari Melber, Brandon EtheridgeGeneral Counsel, Baltimore Ravens and many other business and legal personalities.
“The MSBA is proud to offer our members and the public these in-depth interviews with candidates for the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland“, said Mr. Natalie McSherry, president of the Maryland State Bar Association. “As a lawyer for the State of Maryland, the Attorney General is uniquely positioned to ensure the legal functioning of the state and its many agencies, as well as to be the spokesperson for the rule of law. We appreciate the opportunity to speak at length with candidates and provide them with a forum to discuss their views on the office and its relationship with the legal profession and people in Maryland generally.”
President McSherry and former state senator Robert (Bobby) Zirkin moderated the interviews, encouraging thoughtful and factual dialogue focused on critical issues impacting the people of Maryland.
“The MSBA remains focused on engaging in strategic relationships across the state, sharing the voices and concerns of more than 40,000 attorneys to protect the profession,” said Victor Velasquez, Executive Director of the MSBA. “Interviews with candidates for the position of Attorney General are just one example of the many ways the MSBA stays connected to the community and continually works to raise awareness of issues affecting the legal profession and our community.”
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