The Maryland State Bar Association will select a new president-elect to replace former state Del. Erek Barron, who stepped down from the position as he took on the new role of U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland.
“The MSBA is proud to have had Mr. Barron serve as Secretary and then President-Elect,” current MSBA President M. Natalie McSherry wrote in an email to members.
“However, given his new responsibilities, Mr. Barron had to resign from his continued service as an officer of the MSBA.”
His resignation leaves the state bar association without a president-elect for the rest of the 2021-2022 bar year. The president-elect serves for a full year before becoming president for the following year.
The state bar has asked members interested in filling the vacancy to submit a letter with their qualifications by Monday.
Barron was sworn in as the 49th U.S. attorney for Maryland in October. A partner at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, Barron also chaired the Prince George’s County House delegation and championed criminal justice reform.
Barron started his career as an assistant state’s attorney in Prince George’s County and then in Baltimore city. He served as a federal prosecutor in the criminal division of the U.S. Department of Justice from 2006 to 2007, and then as a counsel and policy adviser to then-Sen. Joe Biden on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs and the International Narcotics Control Caucus.
“MSBA lost a great president-elect, but Maryland gained a great U.S. attorney,” McSherry told The Daily Record.
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