Mecklenburg County Bar
NOVEMBER 14, 2013



Join us as we break ground on the future site of the Mecklenburg County Bar & Foundation Center.

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!  


1-9-14 Lawyers Luncheon Series
Join your Bar for a monthly lunch meeting to eat, socialize and hear brief remarks from a speaker. 



Bob Sink Named the 2014 Ayscue Professionalism Award Winner 

Robert C. "Bob" Sink has always exhibited the highest standards of professionalism and excellence in his 40-plus-year career as an attorney in North Carolina. In addition to his impressive legal career, his civic endeavors have had an enormous impact on the Mecklenburg County community.


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

The North Carolina Bar Association is conducting its Judicial Performance Evaluation surveys for trial judges who will be on the ballot in 2014 and all Special Superior Court Judges. All NCBA members received an e-mail invitation from If you did not receive your invitation, please check your spam folder or send an e-mail to to request an electronic or paper copy.  Deadline to participate - November 15, 2013.


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. 


11-21-13 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

You can make a difference in a struggling family's Thanksgiving
In an effort to help those in need, the MCB YLD is working with Thompson Child and Family Focus to provide Thanksgiving meals to families in need.

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.



NC Office of Indigent Defense Services - New policy on appointment and payment of counsel in Class 3 Misdemeanors effective Dec. 31, 2013

Click the following link for IDS' new policy on the appointment and compensation of counsel in Class 3 misdemeanor cases committed on or after Dec. 31, 2013. Two AOC forms have been revised to implement that policy-AOC-CR-224("Order of Assignment or Denial of Counsel") and AOC-CR-225 ("Non-Capital Criminal Case Trial Level Fee Application Order for Payment Judgment Against Indigent"). 


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. 



The Mecklenburg Bar Foundation would like to thank all those who supported the
2013-14 Law & Society Luncheon
-the law firm and legal department sponsors that contributed a record-breaking total of $55,000 for this year's event as well as the 400+ guests in attendance! As always, your support is very much appreciated!

As year-end quickly approaches, don't miss your chance to be a part of this year's campaign! The Bar Foundation Fund-and the Lawyers' Impact Fund in particular-is our way to give back to the community as a Bar. Through the generosity of our individual Bar members, we are able to pool our resources to make the greatest impact and to meet the greatest needs. It is an opportunity to remind the community how much attorneys give back to those around them. And we want each of you to have the opportunity to be a part of this greater good.  We've already raised over $213,000 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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