Bar Blast 
Upcoming Events


Friends and colleagues are encouraged to attend and, if desired, say a few words in celebration of Mr. Whedon's life.


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! Registration Deadline Nov. 28!


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 Hon. Rickye McKoy-Mitchell, Hon. Regan Miller, and Hon. Louis A. Trosch.


1-10-13 Lawyers Luncheon Series

Join your Bar for a monthly lunch meeting to eat, socialize and hear brief remarks. Register today.



Nominations Sought for 2012-13 MCB Pro Bono Awards
Send in your choices and supporting materials for a deserving attorney, large firm, and small firm by 1-4-13. Click the above link for the criteria regarding this high MCB honor.


NC State Bar Council Election Results
Vacancy Ballot: DeWitt "Mac" McCarley; Three-Year Term: Robert J. Bernhardt, A. Todd Brown, Mark P. Henriques, Fincher Jarrell, Mark W. Merritt and Nancy Black Norelli  



MCB Sections Sponsoring the Holiday Party

Sponsoring sections get a discounted rate of $10 for Holiday Party Tickets! This year's MCB Holiday Party is sponsored by the MCB Business Law Section, MCB Civil Litigation Section, MCB Corporate Counsel Section and the MCB Real Property Section. 

Register by 11/28!


11-26-12 Juvenile Law Section Meeting

Provides opportunities for members to enhance professional practice and improve the outcomes of children and families in Abuse/Neglect/Dependent Court and DJJDP Court.  12:15 p.m., Mecklenburg County Courthouse


11-28-12 Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section Breakfast

Section members have the opportunity to network and discuss valuable lessons in maintaining a solo or small firm. 8:30 a.m., Terrace Cafe


11-28-12 Criminal Justice Section Social

Free for section members! Non-section members are welcome to attend for $10 or join the section for only an additional $15. Please RSVP by Monday, November 26

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


11-29-12 Real Property Section Social

Free admission for MCB Real Property Section Members, $10 Admission for Non-Members, or join the section for only an additional $15. Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 27

5:30 p.m. Vivace (1100 Metropolitan Ave. #100 - upstairs)

Mecklenburg Bar Foundation

$50,000 in 50 Days for MBF's 50th Birthday! birthday cake


In celebration of the Foundation's 50th anniversary, we are asking you to help us raise $50,000 in 50 days for the 2012 Lawyers' Impact Fund.


We need your support as we try to give the Foundation a 50th celebration to remember-a birthday gift that allows the Foundation to reach its goal of providing maximum support to projects and organizations that help meet the legal needs of our community. 


Look Who Joined the BFF Honor Roll!  
Support your BFF, donate today!

The Foundation would like to thank the following small firms for joining this week's BFF Honor Roll by supporting the 2012 Bar Foundation Fund with 100% attorney participation:

  • Evelyn S. Earnest, Attorney at Law
  • Hickmon Law, P.C.
  • Law Office of Jane E. Crock
  • Myers Law Firm, PLLC
  • Sandler Legal & Mediation Services
  • Tissue Law Offices, PLLC
  • Tompkins Mediations

We hope to see YOUR firm listed next week!


Don't miss your chance to become a part of one of the most ambitious Bar Foundation Fund campaigns ever as we again strive to reach $300,000 to support nonprofits with a legal nexus in our community. 

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

Volunteer Opportunities 


Make a difference in a struggling family's Thanksgiving

Many families in Mecklenburg County need a little extra help this holiday season. In an effort to help those in need, the MCB YLD is working with Thompson Child and Family Focus to provide a Thanksgiving meal to families in-need. Learn how you can help.


Help Make the Holidays Brighter 

The MCB YLD is working with the Salvation Army to match firms and individual attorneys with children in-need.  Learn how you can help.

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. 


Heidi Billotto Carolina Legal Staffing provides temporary and permanent attorneys, paralegals and support staff to law firms and corporate legal departments throughout North and South Carolina since 1997. We have experienced recruiters in our offices in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greenville and Columbia.


Great eDiscovery requires rock solid accountability, nimble and responsive support, and the right tools to get the job done cost effectively and easily. That's where we come in. You can count on Modus to solve tough problems when they arise, help you control costs, and meet deadlines with accurate, defensible data. Contact Modus to learn more. Web:


 Charlotte School of Law

(CharlotteLaw) is a student-centered law school offering flexible part-time and full-time programs. Learn. Serve. Lead.

Nov. 21, 2012
Like Us on Facebook

In This Issue
Upcoming Events
MCB Sections
Mecklenburg Bar Foundation
Volunteer Opportunities
For Sale
Classified Ads

Quick Links

Calendar of Events


CLE Schedule


Lawyer Referral Service




Young Lawyers Division


Local Affinity Bars  


Courts Corner 



Classified Ads


Attorney Positions Available


 Paralegal/Administrative Positions Available


Office Space


Post a classified ad - pricing/deadlines





Lyn Bond Jr.


Neil Cooksey 


Joseph Allie Hayes III  



To help us provide up-to-date information, please notify the Bar as soon as you learn of a Bar member's death.
























Mecklenburg County Bar
438 Queens Road
Charlotte, NC 28207