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Blogs | November, 4 2022

MSBA Advocacy Updates – Coffee and Conversations Series, MSBA Day 2023, and Candidate Interviews

Throughout the year, MSBA brings together Maryland leaders, elected officials, and MSBA members to learn about key priorities, challenges, and advocacy opportunities for the legal profession through a variety of channels. View our upcoming events and resources below to learn more.

Coffee and Conversations: MSBA Advocacy at Work 

Grab your favorite morning beverage and tune in virtually with our host, former Senator Bobby Zirkin, as we connect in hour-long conversations with legislators and their support staff, Judiciary partners, the Executive Branch, newly elected officials across the state, and more. 

Join the sessions live or enjoy them on-demand through our website or YouTube channel. Click below to register for upcoming sessions. 

  • November 9, 2022 (8:30 am): Christopher Mincher, Chief Legal Officer for the Governor’s Office
  • November 30, 2022 (8:30 am): Sen. Will Smith, Chair, Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
  • December 7, 2022 (8:00 am): Hon. Stacy Mayer, Chair, Judicial Conference Legislative Committee
  • December 14, 2022 (8:30 am): Ivan Bates, next State’s Attorney for Baltimore City

Save the Date: MSBA Day 2023 – January 24, 2023

Start your day with the MSBA and the Maryland Access to Justice Commission as we return in-person to Annapolis on January 24, 2023, for our annual MSBA Day to amplify the voice of the legal profession. Hear from Maryland’s top elected officials, learn about MSBA’s advocacy program, discuss key priorities with legislators, and find ways to collaborate on issues impacting the legal profession. Please contact with any questions.

Candidate Interviews

Over the past year, MSBA connected with 25 candidates for public office in Maryland and provided non-partisan interviews and debates to our members and the public during both the Primary and General Election season. The diverse views and substantial participation from various political parties offer voters and legal professionals an opportunity to learn candidate positions and make informed decisions and also strengthen MSBA’s positive relationships with all branches of government. 

MSBA discussed issues of importance to our members, including:

  • Legislative priorities
  • Juvenile and criminal justice
  • Economic development
  • Access to justice
  • Election reform
  • and more.

Click here to view our interviews and recaps. The general election is scheduled for November 8. Early voting will run from October 27 through November 3.

Comments or questions about our advocacy program? Contact us at for more information.