Mecklenburg County Bar

Bar Blast              Jan. 31, 2013

Upcoming Events


1-31-13 Bar Leadership Dinner - TONIGHT!!!

The Bar Leadership Dinner is a celebration of leadership and service provided by Mecklenburg County Bar members & Mecklenburg Bar Foundation supporters. Seating is limited, register today.


2-7-13 Lawyers Luncheon Series featuring Bill Diehl

Your Bar invites you to join us for the February Lawyers Luncheon Series with Charlotte attorney, Bill Diehl.  Mr. Diehl will present "Ethical Lapses, Don't Do What I've Done" which will discuss his past experiences as they relate to ethics, drawing from his long and well-known career. 


2-9-13 Diversity Day Conference

This annual one-day conference engages minority students in a discussion about the legal profession and law-related careers. The keynote address will be given by Reginald T. Shuford, Esq., Executive Director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania. 


2-12-13 Basketball League Pre-Season Happy Hour 
Interested in the 2013 MCB Lawyers' Basketball League? Join fellow Bar members and teammates for networking and specials on drinks/food at Village Tavern from 5:30-7:30 p.m.


2-19-13 Lawyers' Basketball League Pick-Up Game
Join fellow Bar members and teammates from the MCB Lawyers' Basketball League for an open gym/pick up game. All interested players are welcome! 7-9 p.m. St Patrick's Cathedral 


2-21-13 McMillan Fund Dinner

The dinner will feature keynote speaker NC Senator Daniel G. Clodfelter and the presentation of the MCB Chambers Diversity Champion Award to Georgia J. Lewis.


2-28-13 YLD Winter Social

Please join your fellow YLD members for drinks and appetizers at Basil Thai 6 - 8 p.m. 



The Law Day Committee is accepting nominations for the 2013 Liberty Bell Award. This annual award, our Bar's highest honor for a non-lawyer, will be presented during the MCB Law Day Luncheon on May 2, 2013. Submit your nominations by March 28, 2013.


MCB Lawyers' Basketball League Now Accepting Registrations
The Mecklenburg County Bar Lawyers' Basketball League will begin its 2013 season in late February/early March 2013. Games will be played at the Harris YMCA on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Registration deadline: 2/15/13. 


Georgia J. Lewis is recipient for 2013 Chambers Diversity Award 

The Julius L. Chambers Diversity Champion Award, which celebrates persons in our community who have advanced the cause of diversity and equal opportunity, will be presented to Georgia J. Lewis at the McMillan Fund Dinner on Feb. 21. 


2013 MCB Membership Directories Are Now For Sale

Each MCB member will receive one complimentary copy -- no order required. For additional copies, or copies for support staff, order here!


Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship - Now Accepting Applications
All first-year law students who advance the value of diversity in the Charlotte legal market are encouraged to apply. Application Deadline: Tomorrow - Feb 1, 2013

2013 McMillan Fellowship Applications
Deadline for joint applications for this summer program for law students who desire work experience with not-for-profit or government agencies is 5 p.m. on 3-1-13



2-19-13 Immigration Section Lunch

Provides opportunities for attorneys practicing immigration law to meet with colleagues to discuss the issues they face in everyday practice. 12 p.m., Lebowski's (1524 East Blvd.)


2-25-13 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 Room 9610

2-27-13 Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section Informal Breakfast
8:30am - 9:30am Terrace Cafe - South Park
Mecklenburg Bar Foundation



BFF 2012 Reaches $300,000 Goal!


The Mecklenburg Bar Foundation would again like to take this opportunity to say "THANK YOU" to the 700+ firms and individuals that helped us reach our goal of $300,000 for the 2012 Bar Foundation Fund campaign! In these tough economic times, many non-profits saw a decrease in both the number of donors and the number of dollars, but MBF's BFF campaign actually saw increases in both! So thanks to all those that supported the Foundation in 2012. We hope that you, along with some new faces, will join us again in 2013!


See the list of generous individuals and firms that made the 2012 campaign so successful. We can't thank you enough! 


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