Mecklenburg County Bar
October 31, 2013



Join the YLD on Sunday, November 3 at 9 a.m. for BBQ, drinks, corn hole and fun!


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. Last day to register - TODAY!!


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. 


12-11-13 Bar Holiday Party

Join us for some fun and cheer, as the holidays will soon be here. Bring a friend or bring a date, come and help us celebrate!  



Bar Leadership Institute Application Deadline: TOMORROW

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


NCBA's Judicial Performance Evaluation (JPE) - Phase I

The NCBA aims to provide comprehensive information on judicial candidates provided by practicing attorneys. JPE Phase I includes Special Superior Court judges and all trial judges slated to appear on the ballot in 2014, except the newest judges. Judges are given an overall rating and are graded on legal ability, integrity and impartiality, professionalism, communication and administrative skills. Deadline to participate: 11/15/13.  


NC's First African American Chief Justice To Speak

Justice Henry Frye and his biographer, Howard Covington Jr., will speak at the Levine Museum of the New South at 2 p.m. on Nov. 17.  Topics to be covered include Justice Frye's efforts as a legislator in the late 1960s and early 1970s to increase voting opportunities for North Carolina citizens, memorable cases during his nearly 20 years on the state's high court, and life experiences during a period of great social change.  The program is open to the public and without charge.


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. 


11-6-13 Tax Section Meeting
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. MCB CLE Room

11-7-13 Estate Planning & Probate Section Social
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Vivace

11-21-13 Immigration Section Lunch
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Portofino's (5126 Park Road)

11-25-13 Juvenile Law Section Meeting
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Courthouse, Room 9610

11-27-13 Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section Informal Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Terrace Cafe South Park

12-11-13 Estate Planning & Probate Section Lunch
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. MCB Board Room

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.



Administrative Order - Civil Motions Court 

Hon. Richard D. Boner issued an Administrative Order, effective November 4, 2013, regarding the length and quantity of briefs and other documents that may be submitted to the judges holding the Civil Motions Court.  Click on the link above to download the Administrative Order.


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. 



A Big BFF Thank You to Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein! 


The Mecklenburg Bar Foundation would like to thank the attorneys at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein for stepping up in a big way to support the 2013 Bar Foundation Fund by raising over $7,000 for this year's campaign! From all of us at MBF, thanks to all of you at Parker Poe!


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 $195,000 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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