Make plans today to register for the preeminent annual event of the Maryland legal community — Maryland State Bar Association’s (MSBA) Annual Legal Summit! Legal Summit brings together law professionals from every segment of the profession for multiple days of learning and networking, offering leading-edge instruction and provoking thought leadership from nationally recognized speakers and leaders in the industry. You Belong at Legal Summit!
For 2023, MSBA is solely concentrated on providing conference attendees with the actionable knowledge and industry tools needed to unlock new levels of success for your practice, career track, and client roster. Here are three reasons why you must attend the 2023 Legal Summit:
In-Person Networking Matters
It’s critically important for attorneys, judges, and all legal professionals to continue networking in-person at conferences and other professional events. The personal interactions that take place during face-to-face meetings offer boundless advantages.
MSBA’s Legal Summit is an ideal opportunity to take advantage of all the aspects and benefits of attending an in-person conference. Your Annual Meeting registration gives you immediate access to networking events—instantly expanding your professional reach. Connect with Summit participants at our Welcome Reception; Law School Alumni Reception with the Deans of both University of Baltimore School of Law and University of Maryland Carey School of Law; relax, chat with colleagues and have fun at an Afternoon at Seacrets or during the Baristers Bar Nights hospitality suite; expand your professional network, learn new skills, and gain exposure to new opportunities as you mingle with Maryland’s newest members of the bench at the New Judges’ Reception; stroll the Trade Show floor and interact with over 40 exhibitors ready and willing to assist you in taking your practice to the next level.
Relationships and reputation are critical elements to one’s professional portfolio. The depth of connection in 3D changes the level at which people build initial connections and then deepen their relationships and trust. By committing to networking in-person, legal professionals increase the likelihood of chance encounters, are afforded greater exposure to an engaged audience, and more opportunities for client referrals from new connections. Networking Happens at Legal Summit!
Invest in Continuing Legal Education
As a Maryland legal professional, the pursuit of knowledge is essential for career and personal growth. The professional landscape is constantly evolving, and keeping up with the latest developments and trends is critical for achievement. Your Annual Meeting conference registration gives you immediate access to CLE opportunities—instantly elevating your legal career and educational scope. Legal Summit attendees will gain exposure and insight into nationwide, state, and local industry trends with access to over 70+ thought leadership and educational programs, including nationally recognized keynote speakers and distinguished leaders in the legal profession. Education and Learning Happens at Legal Summit!
For Leaders. For Learners. For YOU! Choose from eight learning tracks to success by leveraging specific programs made for every stage, every segment, every pursuit of justice. Tracks include:
In the legal profession, continued learning is vital for staying up-to-date on the latest laws, regulations, and legal practices. This is especially important given the fast-paced nature of the legal industry. With new cases and developments emerging all the time, it is key for legal professionals to stay current in their knowledge and skills. Here are a few benefits:
Build Strong Professional Connections
Joining a professional organization, like the Maryland State Bar Association, can elevate your career in many ways—from networking, to the feel-good component of volunteering on boards and committees, to developing lasting personal and professional relationships. Hear from luminaries in the Maryland and national legal community and network with peers at events and engagements—instantly expand your reach! Career Changing Relationships Form at Legal Summit!
Featured Keynote Speakers include:
Former Maryland Lt. Governor, former Chairman of the RNC, and Political Analyst for MSNBC, Michael S. Steele | Mr. Steele is also a Maryland native, born at Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Mr. Steele will appear on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, following our opening programs.
Aarash Darroodi, Executive Vice President, General Counsel at Fender, the iconic guitar manufacturer | Aarash is responsible for all global legal needs across Fender—including mergers and acquisitions, compliance, litigation, intellectual property, corporate governance, advocacy, and risk management.
Congressman Jamie Raskin, U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District | He serves as the Ranking Member on the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability. He has served three terms on the House Judiciary, Oversight and Administration Committees and two terms on the Rules Committee.
Are you ready to attend MSBA’s Legal Summit? Register today! Don’t forget to check out our Annual Meeting Hotel Guide and book your hotel reservation. We can’t wait to see YOU at Legal Summit!