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Upcoming Events

11-01-12 Lawyer Luncheon Series featuring Carl Scheer - TODAY:  Limited Registrations Still Available, Sign-Up Now!

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. 


12-5-12 Bar Holiday Party 

Jingle Jangle Jingle, it's time to mix and mingle! Join us for fun and cheer, as the holidays will soon be here! Bring a friend or bring a date, come and help us celebrate!



2013 Ayscue Professionalism Award

The Mecklenburg County Bar and Foundation honored Mark R. Bernstein with the Ayscue Professionalism Award at the annual Law & Society Luncheon on Oct. 30, 2012.

New MCB Photo Galleries

Check out new photos from the Law & Society Luncheon, Legal Eagle Charity Golf Tournament, Linking Lawyers Kickoff Reception and the Past Presidents Luncheon.


Fall Swearing In Ceremony

Congratulations to the 163 new attorneys who were sworn-in on Sept. 27, 2012


Bar Leadership Institute application deadline extended through 11/9/12
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.  


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



11-14-12 Solo/Small Firm Section Meeting and Social

Join us at Ice House, 2100 South Boulevard, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. meeting, and 5:30-7:30 p.m. social. Free for section members, $10 for non-section members.  Social includes two drink tickets and appetizers. RSVP to Ruth Tankersley at


11-28-12 Criminal Justice Section Social

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Crave Dessert Bar (500 West 5th St. #120)

Free for section members!  Non-section members are welcome to attend for $10 or join the section for only an additional $15.  Event will include appetizers, an assortment of desserts and two drink tickets.  Please RSVP by Monday, November 26 to Ruth Tankersley at


11-29-12 Real Property Section Social

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., location TBA 

Free for section members!  Non-section members are welcome to attend for $10 or join the section for only an additional $15.  Event will include appetizers and two drink tickets. Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 27 to Ruth Tankersley at

Mecklenburg Bar Foundation Support your BFF, donate today!


The Mecklenburg Bar Foundation is 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 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.  

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.

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Paralegal/Administrative Positions Sought

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

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