Lauri Cleary was named a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation in recognition of her “outstanding dedication and contribution to maintaining the honor and integrity of the legal profession, the improvement and facilitation of the administration of justice, the work of the organized Bar of Maryland and civic leadership.” Membership as a Fellow is limited to not more than 2.5% of MSBA membership. Invitations are extended only after nomination by a current Fellow and endorsement by the Board of Directors of the Foundation.

The Maryland Bar Foundation is a non-profit charitable corporation organized in 1965, with the objective of obtaining gifts and contributions to be used for the following purposes:

  • To foster and maintain the honor and integrity of the profession of the law;
  • To improve and to facilitate the administration of justice;
  • To promote the study of the law and research therein, the diffusion of knowledge thereof, and the continuing education of lawyer