Mecklenburg County Bar
NOVEMBER 21, 2013



12-5-13 Bar & Foundation Center Ground Breaking Ceremony
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!  



In order for your vote to be counted, you must submit your vote before Nov. 21 at 5 p.m.  If you do not have access to a computer, the Bar & Foundation Center will have computers available from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 


11-21-13 Immigration Section Lunch - TODAY
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
The MCB YLD is working with Thompson Child and Family Focus to provide Thanksgiving meals to families in need.  Volunteer by tomorrow!

Help make the Holidays a Little Brighter
The MCB YLD is working with The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program to provide gifts to children in our community. Volunteer by Fri., Dec. 6. 

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.

On Friday, December 13, 2013 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., join the MCB for "A Discussion of the New Administrative Order in Civil Motions Court - Brown Bag Lunch and Learn featuring Judge Richard D. Boner" at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse - TCA Training Roon #4510.  Attend for no charge OR $30 for 1.0 CLE General credit.Registration and information here.


Indigent Defense Services - New policy on appointment and payment of counsel in Class 3 Misdemeanors 

IDS has a 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). 


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 $216,000 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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