Mecklenburg County Bar
DECEMBER 5, 2013
MCB Holiday Party



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.  Rain or Shine!

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!  Registration deadline extended:  Sun., Dec. 8.



NC State Bar Council Election Results
DeWitt "Mac" McCarley ran unopposed for reelection after filling a one-year vacancy. Mr. McCarley will begin his first three-year term as a NC State Bar Councilor on January 1, 2014.


12-9-13 Juvenile Law Section Meeting
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Courthouse, Room 9042

12-11-13 Estate Planning & Probate Section Lunch
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Bar & Foundation Center (1123 S. Church St., Ste. 103)

Positioning Your Firm in the Competitive Marketplace: Effective Client Development for Lawyer - Learn about 
techniques that lawyers can incorporate into their marketing strategy that will differentiate you from your competition and enhance your bottom-line.  
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Bar & Foundation Center (1123 S. Church St., Ste. 103)

12-19-13 Immigration Section Lunch
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Lebowski's Grill

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. 1, 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 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. 



With Only Four Weeks Left, We Need Your Help!

As year-end quickly approaches, don't miss your chance to join your friends and colleagues in supporting this year's Bar Foundation Fund 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 $217,000 to date for the overall campaign. Of that $217,000, over $135,000 has been pledged to the Lawyers' Impact Fund-the fund we will use to award grants to local nonprofits with a legal nexus in the first quarter of next year. Our goal is to raise $180,000 for the Lawyers' Impact Fund by December 31. We're getting closer each day, but 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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