Mecklenburg County Bar

     Bar Blast      October 3, 2013



Featuring Charlotte mayoral candidates Edwin Peacock (R) and Mayor Pro-Tem Patrick Cannon (D). Each candidate will be allowed time to speak about their platform and perspective.


Join MCB YLD members for drinks and appetizers at Bubble. Free for MCB YLD members; $10 for Non-Members 


10-25-13 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.


10-30-13 MCB Lawyers' Networking Social & Happy Hour
The MCB's Social and Networking Committee invites you to join fellow Bar members for networking and specials on drinks and appetizers at ICEHOUSE SouthEnd


11-7-13 Lawyers Luncheon Series
Join your colleagues at a regular monthly lunch meeting to eat, socialize and and hear brief remarks from a speaker.  


11-8-13 Coffee Connections

Drop by for a free networking event. This Coffee Connections will provide the opportunity to meet with Clerks of Court and Judges. 


11-13-13 Law & Society Luncheon
Featuring Bryan A. Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative 



Councilor Election Notice for NC State Bar Council
All active members of the MCB are requested to take notice that an election will be held to fill one seat on the State Bar Council effective January 1, 2014. View the photo gallery here.


Newly admitted Bar members
Congratulations to the 167 new attorneys who were sworn in on September 26, 2013 


Proofread the REVISED Blue Pages Listing -- SECOND TIME!
Please carefully review your Areas of Concentration for accuracy. All corrections, additions and/or new orders must be received by 5 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 11 -- FINAL DEADLINE.


Seeking Linking Lawyers Mentors and Mentees!

The MCB mentoring program Linking Lawyers is seeking volunteer mentors and mentees to participate in its 2013-14 class. 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.


Nominations Sought for 2013-14 MCB Pro Bono Awards
Send in your choices and supporting materials for Outstanding Individual Attorney and Outstanding Collaborative Project


Courts' Corner: Hon. Thomas B. Griffith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to speak

Hon. Thomas B. Griffith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will speak on "The Curious Role of the D.C. Circuit" during the FBA's Annual Meeting & Dinner on October 23, 2013 at the Marriott City Center from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Click on the link above for more information.


10-8-13 Tax Section Meeting
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. MCB CLE Room

10-17-13 Immigration Section Lunch
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Lebowski's Grill

10-28-13 Juvenile Law Section Meeting
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Lebowski's Grill

10-30-13 Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section Informal Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Terrace Cafe South Park
Volunteer Opportunities

The Young Lawyers Division is looking for volunteers for their annual Ask-A-Lawyer Day. Volunteer attorneys will be provided with various training materials and will provide free legal advice to the public at the West Boulevard Public Library. 

Bar Foundation Fund


A Big BFF Thank You to Alston & Bird LLP! 


The Mecklenburg Bar Foundation would like to thank the attorneys at Alston & Bird for stepping up in a big way to support the 2013 Bar Foundation Fund by raising over $5,500 for their firm campaign! From all of us at MBF, thanks to all of you at Alston & Bird!


Don't miss your chance to become a part of one of the most ambitious Bar Foundation Fund campaign ever! We've already raised over $167,000 to date. We're getting closer each day, but we still have a long way to go and we need your help!


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

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