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Upcoming Events


9-20-12 Memorial Service for Mr. Robert W. Bradshaw Jr.
Friends and colleagues are encouraged to attend and, if desired, say a few words in celebration of Mr. Bradshaw's life. Courtroom 6370, Mecklenburg County Courthouse.


9-27-12 Swearing-In Ceremony & NAPP
Important instructions, FAQs and Registration information for the 2012 Fall Swearing-In & New Admittee Professionalism Program. Deadline to register is Thurs., Sep. 20.


10-19-12 Legal Eagle Charity Golf Tournament

The MCB is excited to announce the Second Annual Legal Eagle Charity Golf Tournament, at Verdict Ridge Golf & Country Club. Register by 10/15/12. 

10-30-12 Law & Society Luncheon  

Featuring Army Brigadier General Mark Martins, Chief Prosecutor of Military Commissions on Legitimacy and the Legal Profession in Reformed Military Commissions. Introduction by New York Times best-selling Author Paula Broadwell.



The MBF is accepting nominations for the 2012-13 Ayscue Professionalism Award. Entries should include a letter of nomination as well as the nominee's bio and/or CV. Nominations are due on or before Monday, September 24, 2012.


List Yourself in the 2013 MCB Directory Areas of Concentration/Blue Pages
The Blue Pages are an invaluable listing of attorneys, indexed by specific areas of practice. Attorneys listed in the blue pages are at the fingertips of anyone needing to make a referral. Early bird rates through 8/31/12.


Advertise in the MCB Annual Directory
More than 5,000 MCB Directories are distributed annually. Each Bar member receives a Directory as part of their dues, and it is a year-round resource for attorneys, judges, paralegals, legal secretaries and office staff. Deadline: 9/28/12


Mecklenburg County Courts Operational Schedule During DNC
The Mecklenburg County Courthouse will be open to the public during the week of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), with the exception of Monday, September 3, 2012, which is a State holiday. While the Clerk of Superior Court's Office and Trial Court Administrators' Offices will be open for business as normal during the week of the DNC, courts will operate on a limited basis.


The MCB Memorials Committee coordinates memorial services in open court for deceased members of the MCB. During each service, a memorial resolution is read by a family member, friend or colleague. Access those resolutions.
Volunteer Opportunities

Get Involved with Your Bar - COMMITTEES

One way you can get involved with your Bar, develop relationships with your colleagues and advance into a leadership position is to join MCB committees.  Each June, the new Bar president appoints a new class of members to each committee - most for a three-year term.  


Lunch with a Lawyer Mentors Needed 

Are you interested in making a difference in a child's life? Then volunteer to serve as a mentor in the Lunch with a Lawyer (LwL) mentoring program! 

Mecklenburg Bar FoundationSupport Your BFF 

MBF Awards $20,000 Grant to Pilot Medical-Legal Program Thanks to You!


The Mecklenburg Bar Foundation is proud to announce its most recent grant award to Legal Aid of North Carolina in support of the newly established Carolinas Medical-Legal Partnership. The partnership between Legal Aid of NC, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, and Carolinas HealthCare System is designed to address the legal needs of vulnerable patients whose poverty and related social problems affect their health.  The grant will enable LANC to staff the anticipated increase in health-related housing matters and domestic violence referrals from the CMLP. 


The group's pilot project, called the Carolinas Medical-Legal Partnership for Children, will tackle the legal needs of pediatric patients at CMC-Myers Park, one of four CHS clinics providing free and low-cost healthcare to area residents, with the goal to expand the collaborative program to children treated at the system's three other clinics and at Levine Children's Hospital. "Thanks to the generosity of the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation, we will be able to hit the ground running and tackle these children's legal needs immediately," said Ted Fillette, LANC's Senior Managing Attorney. 


To continue supporting vital programs in our community such as this, MBF is again committed to raising $300,000 to support nonprofits with a legal nexus in our community. We want to take this opportunity to thank all the firms and individuals that have stepped up to get our 2012 campaign off to such a great start with over $213,000 pledged so far!  


For more information about our grant recipients in 2011 and 2012, visit and check back soon for upcoming announcements about our latest grant award. Don't miss your chance to join your colleagues in helping us help others - Be A Foundation Friend! Support Your BFF! 

For more information or to make other donation arrangements, contact Leah Reed Campbell, Director of Foundation Development at or 704/375-8624.  

For Sale

Annual MCB Membership Directory -- Pictorial Directory

Additional copies can still be purchased. 


An Independent Profession: A Centennial History of the Mecklenburg County Bar 

All active MCB members received a book titled "An Independent Profession: A Centennial History of the Mecklenburg County Bar." Additional copies available for purchase.

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