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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.


10-04-12 Lawyers Luncheon Series featuring 26th Judicial District Candidates Forum
Join your Bar for a monthly lunch meeting to eat, socialize and hear brief remarks. Register today.


10-5-12 Affinity Bar Cookout - Welcome Charlotte's newest members of the Bar at the Third Annual Affinity Bar Cookout.  This Cookout will be held in lieu of Leary's Annual Fish Fry.  Please join the Leary Bar, Asian-Pacific Bar, Charlotte Women's Bar, Hispanic-Latino Bar, and Mecklenburg County Bar on Tuesday, October 5, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at Latta Park in Dilworth (601 E. Park Avenue) for food, fellowship and fun.


Judicial Candidates Forum

Justice Initiatives, Inc. and the Mecklenburg County Bar are proud to again sponsor a judicial candidates' forum for the individuals vying for a seat on the District Court Bench in Mecklenburg County.  The forum will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at the Charlotte School of Law from 6:00 pm to 7:30pm Members of the audience will have an opportunity to pose questions to the twelve candidates.  To reserve a seat, visit


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.


State Bar Councilor Nominations 

Any member wishing to nominate a candidate for councilor must submit that nomination in writing to the President of the 26th Judicial District/Mecklenburg County Bar, Robert E. Harrington, at 438 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207 on or before September 28, 2012.


Swearing-In Volunteer Attorney Sponsors Needed

Volunteer sponsors are needed to present new attorneys for Bar admission at the MCB Fall Swearing-In Ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Hilton Charlotte Center City beginning at 4 p.m. To volunteer, contact Chris Hood at or 704/377-2500.


Future Bar & Foundation Center Committee Update 

On August 23, 2012, the MCB Board reviewed the input provided by Bar members and voted unanimously (excluding a judicial abstention) to approve the Greenway Business Center as the location for the future Bar & Foundation Center.


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.


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


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. 

Volunteer Opportunities 

Seeking Linking Lawyers Mentors and Mentees!
The MCB mentoring program Linking Lawyers is seeking volunteer mentors and mentees to participate in its 2012-13 class. Linking Lawyers is designed to be a resource for networking and guidance on issues of professional conduct and career perspective, as well as to provide an introduction into diverse areas of the law.
Mecklenburg Bar FoundationSupport Your BFF 


BFF 2012 Still Going Strong!


The Mecklenburg Bar Foundation 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 $231,000 pledged so far!  


For more information about our grant recipients in 2011 and 2012, visit 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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Sept. 13, 2012
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