For over 125 years, the Maryland State Bar Association has served as the voice of lawyers across the state from nearly every practice area, career stage, and demographic. MSBA’s nationally recognized advocacy protects the legal profession, preserves the integrity of the judicial system, and ensures access to justice for Maryland residents and businesses. MSBA improves and modernizes Maryland laws, rules, and the legal system through the cultivation of key relationships while collaborating and sharing expertise with all branches of federal, state, and local government. MSBA priorities and recent successes include:

The Maryland Access to Justice Commission, powered by the MSBA, exists to ensure the civil justice system, which deals with all non-criminal matters, like housing, consumer debt, divorce and custody, immigration and unemployment, and other benefits, is a system that is accessible, equitable, and fair for all Marylanders, not just those who can afford it. The Commission is actively working to solve the civil justice system crisis and is proud of its accomplishments over the last few years, including:

Are you interested in taking an active role in shaping Maryland law and ensuring your voice is heard? Join the MSBA on February 13, 2024, as it amplifies the voice of the legal profession at the annual MSBA Day in Annapolis. With its partner the Maryland A2JC, they continue a tradition of bringing together Maryland leaders, elected officials, and MSBA members to learn about and advocate for key priorities for the legal profession. Be a part of it! Learn more at and register for MSBA Day 2024 here!

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