October 24, 2023


Government Relations and Public Affairs
187 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401


Media Advisory:
Posthumous Bar Admission Ceremony for Edward Garrison Draper


Justices of the Supreme Court of Maryland
Hon. John G. Browning, retired Justice, Texas’ Fifth Court of Appeals
Domonique A. Flowers, Esq.
University of Baltimore School of Law Professor José F. Anderson


The Supreme Court of Maryland will hold a Special Session for the posthumous bar admission of Edward Garrison Draper, the earliest known individual found fully qualified to practice law in Maryland, but who was denied the privilege of doing so based on his race. Read the full press release here.


Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 3:00 p.m.


361 Rowe Blvd, Annapolis, MD 21401
Livestream the Special Session here.

Note: Please contact the Maryland Judiciary, Government Relations and Public Affairs, at or 410-260-1488, to attend or for questions. Members of the media and the public are invited to attend but cameras are not permitted in the courtroom and seating is limited.


Bradley Tanner
Public Information Officer

Terri Charles
Asst. Public Information Officer