Bar Blast 
Upcoming Events

TODAY:  10-11-12 MCB 2012 YLD Fall Social
Please join the MCB's YLD, your fellow young lawyers, for drinks and appetizers at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 5:30 p.m. for CLE, followed by  6:30 p.m. social.

10-12-12 Let's Talk Civil
Let's Talk provides opportunities to gain insight into the perspectives of district and superior court judges and to learn how to provide thoughtful leadership through effective, collaborative communication. Featuring Judges F. Lane Williamson, Eric Levinson, Karen Eady-William and Becky Tin.


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.


10-25-12 Linking Lawyers Kickoff Reception
Linking Lawyers will celebrate the start of another great year while mentors and mentees mix and mingle at the Kick-Off Reception.


10-27-12 BLI Chili Cook-Off
Join the 2012 BLI Class at the Chili Cook-Off at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in support of the MBF and Legal Aid of North Carolina; Legal Services of Southern Piedmont; United Family Services; and the Council for Children's Rights.


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.


11-01-12 Lawyer Luncheon Series
Join your Bar for a monthly lunch meeting to eat, socialize and hear brief remarks from Carl Scheer, Charlotte Bobcats Senior Advisor for Community Relations. Register today. 




Judicial Candidates on the November 2012 ballot 

The MCB is providing an easy and convenient way for Mecklenburg County voters to learn about the judicial candidates. All candidates were invited to submit biographical information, a candidate statement and photo.


Ask a Lawyer Day 

Sponsored by the MCB Young Lawyers Division, lawyers in the community will be available for a brief consultation to discuss your legal questions. This FREE Walk-In Legal Clinic will be held Saturday, November 10, from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library - Main Branch at 310 North Tryon Street

Bar Leadership Institute is now accepting applications through 11/2/12
The BLI provides an opportunity to develop your personal leadership potential, become aware of leadership opportunities, consider pressing issues with peers and develop a spirit of lasting collegiality with their fellow participants.  


NC State Bar Council Election - Meet the Candidates
Official ballots will be mailed to each active member of the Bar on or before October 4, 2012 and must be returned by 5 p.m. on October 26, 2012 in order to be counted.


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.




TODAY 10-11-12 Sole Practitioner / Small Firm Section Luncheon
Join the Sole Practitioner / Small Firm Section for lunch at 12 p.m. at the MCB Center, to discuss "To charge or Not to charge- That is the question." Email to register.


Mecklenburg Bar Foundation


 2nd Annual Legal Eagle Charity Golf Tournament


Net proceeds benefit Justice Initiatives and the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation's support of Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, Legal Aid of North Carolina and Council for Children's Rights.


Friday, Oct. 19, 2012

Verdict Ridge Golf & Country Club

7332 Kidville Rd., Denver, NC 


Registration/Breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m.

Shotgun start at 9:30 a.m.


$85/player or sponsor a team of four for $540.

 Entry fee of $85 includes greens fees, light breakfast, golf cart, prizes and post-tournament reception & awards ceremony.

Team sponsorship of $540 includes 4 players, tee sign and sponsorship listing in MCB publications.


 Register Here!

A variety of sponsorship levels exist, review details here.


Volunteer Opportunities 


Ask A Lawyer Volunteers Needed 

Volunteers needed for the MCB YLD's Ask-A-Lawyer Day on Sat., Nov. 10 from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in 2-hour shifts at the Main Campus Public Library. TO VOLUNTEER: Contact Jeremy Sugg at or 704/602-8024


Carolinas Mock Trial Invitational Tournament - Volunteer Judges Needed
Volunteer attorneys and judges from Mecklenburg County are need to serve as judges at this "battle" of North and South Carolina law schools. Each round will take approximately 3 hours and will allow time for judge feedback to the competitors.


Seeking Linking Lawyers Mentors and Mentees!
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. 
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.

Classified Ads

Paralegal/Administrative Positions Sought

Post classified ads on and the MCB newsletter for jobs available and sought, office space and items for sale.

Preferred Supporters

support the MCB through advertising and sponsorship -- helping to bring valuable programs and initiatives to our members and the community. 


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