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Maryland State Bar Association to Host Maryland Governors Forums in June

The MSBA hosts Governors’ Forums to provide policy perspective and engagement to the legal profession and the public

BALTIMORE, MD., May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) organizes non-partisan meetings Maryland Governors Forums in June, giving voters and colleagues in the legal profession the opportunity to hear the candidates’ positions on the most pressing issues facing the state and the legal profession. The MSBA has invited all Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates to participate in these forums. The MSBA does not endorse or rank political candidates.

The Democratic Forum will take place at 7:30 p.m. on June 1 in OceanCity as part of MSBA Legal Summitanimated by Baltimore Banner journalist, Pamela Woodand Dick Uliano, OMCP Washington DC journalist. The Republican Forum will follow June 27, 2022to University of Maryland (Baltimore County).

May 31, 2022: Republican discussion (virtual only)
Join us live ( at 7:00 p.m. as we welcome the candidate Kelly Shulz.

June 1, 2022: Democratic Forums (in person and virtual)
Democratic gubernatorial candidates will join us in person at 7:30 p.m. on June 1, 2022to OceanCity Convention Center Theater (4001 coastal road, Ocean City, MD 21842) for the MSBA Legal Summit. The MSBA welcomes the following applicants: Baker Rushern, Jon Baron, Doug Gansler, John King, Wes Moore, Tom Perezand Jerome Segal. The Maryland State Bar Association invites all MSBA members and local legal professionals to the event. Although you do not have to register to attend the forums, we encourage you to register and join us for our first networking and education gathering:

Watch the live stream:

June 27, 2022: Republican Forums (in person and virtual)
All Republican gubernatorial candidates are invited to an in-person forum at University of Maryland (Baltimore County). Details to follow.

Discussions and forums will be recorded and made available to members and the public upon request at them accessible to all.

“Present the Maryland Governors’ Forums for MSBA Members and the rest of the world Maryland community is an opportunity we are incredibly honored to lead as we provide a platform for candidates to showcase their plan to move our state forward into 2022 and beyond,” Mr. Natalie McSherry, president of the Maryland State Bar Association. “We look forward to hearing from the panel of aspiring gubernatorial candidates and are pleased to provide enhanced exposure and educational opportunities for our colleagues in the legal profession.”

NOTE: MSBA sought to host a Republican forum at the Legal Summit, but lack of responses or late responses from candidates resulted in the decision to hold a recorded forum to broadcast during the conference on May 31st. Several candidates then withdrew without notice to MSBA. The MSBA will seek to host an in-person forum for all Republican candidates in late June. All are welcome. Details to follow. *MSBA will live stream responses from Kelly Shulz on May 31st as indicated above.

2022 MBA Legal Summit

The MSBA Legal Summit brings together legal professionals from all segments of the profession for several days of learning and networking. It offers unique instruction and thought leadership from nationally recognized speakers and industry leaders. With over 100 in-depth sessions across eight learning tracks, unique networking opportunities, and multiple ways to participate, there’s something for everyone.

The 2022 Legal Summit is the first to be held in person since the start of the pandemic. Safety is a top priority starting with the introduction of our new venue – the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. This sprawling venue offers a 1,200-seat theater for a true thought leadership experience, larger classrooms for increased capacity and comfort, a full salon-style exhibit hall, quick access to the outdoors, ample parking and a great view of the Chesapeake Bay.

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