Mecklenburg County Bar

Bar Blast              Feb. 14, 2013

Upcoming Events


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 Registration Deadline Friday!!!

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. 


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



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. 


The MCB YLD Young Lawyer of the Year recognizes the outstanding contributions young lawyers are making to the practice of law and the Mecklenburg County community as a whole. Nomination deadline: 5/17/13 


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 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

Courts Corner:  Mecklenburg County Historic Court House Re-Opening

The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners and the District Attorney invite Bar members to celebrate he re-opening of the Mecklenburg County Historic Court House on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 2 p.m. on the lawn of the Court House - 700 East Trade Street Charlotte, NC.




2-14-13 Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section

Lunch and Learn: Practical Ways to Reduce Overhead

Speakers: Helen Ruth Harwell and Eric Meredith 12:00-1:30 p.m.

MCB Center - CLE Room


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.)


2-21-13 2013 Annual Family Law Section Food for the Mind & Body: Child Custody Evaluations - Theories, Trends & Tips from the Evaluators & Case Law Updates 
12:45 PM - 5:00 PM CLE Credits: 4.0 General Hours Location: MCB Center More Information

2-21-13 Family Law Section Social 
Join your family law colleagues for socializing and networking after the Family Law Section Annual Conference. Tables will be reserved in the bar area. Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 19th to Ruth Tankersley at or call 704-375-8624 x129.
Location: Vivace, 1100 Metropolitan Ave #100 Charlotte, 28204 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 

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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