Mentor of the Month

Shaoli S. Katana

Name: Shaoli S. Katana (JD 2009)
Employer: MD State Bar Association
Title: Director of Member Experience and Programs
Practice Area: Attorney Training & Professional Development

Shaoli is the Director of Member Experience and Programs at the MD State Bar Association where she focuses on digital and in-person member outreach, service, and delivery of conferences and events. Her work includes holistic member engagement to support all legal professionals.

Prior to joining MSBA, Shaoli practiced family law for several years. She specialized in cases involving intimate partner violence and trauma, both in the private sector and the non-profit sector (at House of Ruth Maryland). In addition to her domestic case work, she supported legislative advocacy efforts related to survivors of intimate partner violence, conducted local trainings and provided technical assistance to fellow attorneys and advocates, and engaged in successful appellate litigation. She is certified as a Best Interest Attorney.

In her own words: WCL provided me with great opportunities to engage in the local community and delve into legal work through incredible externship and clinic opportunities.