Mecklenburg County Bar

     Bar Blast      October 17, 2013



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. REGISTER BY THIS TOMORROW!


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 - Human Trafficking in NC
What is it and what are we doing about it? Join the MCB for lunch, networking, and to learn about human trafficking in NC, its impact on our community, and the efforts of many organizations to combat it. 


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. 



Bar Leadership Institute is Accepting Applications

The BLI provides an opportunity to develop personal leadership potential, become aware of leadership opportunities, consider pressing issues and develop a spirit of lasting collegiality.  Application deadline:  Nov. 1, 2013


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. 


Newly admitted Bar members
Congratulations to the 167 new attorneys who were sworn in on September 26, 2013. View the photo gallery here.


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

10-18-13 Juvenile Law Section Social
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. At the home of Sarah Crowder - 2050 Greenway Avenue, Charlotte, 28204

10-28-13 Juvenile Law Section Meeting
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Courthouse, Room 9610

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 on Sat., Oct. 26 from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Volunteer attorneys will be provided with various training materials and will provide free legal advice to the public at the West Boulevard Public Library. 


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.

Courts Corner 


TeamBoard Mobile Demonstration for use in Superior Court Civil Courtroom

Attend a demonstration of the new mobile, interactive whiteboard solution for digital evidence presentation that has been purchased for use in Superior Civil Courtrooms 6150. Download the pdf linked above for details and registration information.


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.

Award Nominations

Nominations Sought for Ayscue Professionalism Award
Nominations are being south for the Ayscue Professionalism Award to recognize exemplary professionalism. Nominations are due on or before Oct. 28, 2013.

Nominations sought for Diversity Champion Award
Nominations are being sought for the Julius L. Chambers Diversity Champion Award to recognize an individual who embodies high ethical standards, unquestioned integrity, consistent competence, and who champions diversity in the legal profession. Nominations are due on or before Nov. 29, 2013.
Nominations Sought for MCB Pro Bono Awards
Send in your choices and supporting materials for Outstanding Individual Attorney and Outstanding Collaborative Project. Nominations are due on or before Dec. 31, 2013. 

Bar Foundation Fund


A Big BFF Thank You to K & L Gates! 


The Mecklenburg Bar Foundation would like to thank the attorneys at K & L Gates for stepping up in a big way to support the 2013 Bar Foundation Fund by raising over $8,000 for their firm campaign with over 80% of the firm participating in this year's campaign! From all of us at MBF, thanks to all of you at K & L Gates!


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 $177,000 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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