Mecklenburg County Bar
JANUARY 2, 2014
Lawyers Luncheon Series - Great Orators


1-9-14 Lawyers Luncheon Series - The Skill and Art of Great Orators

Featuring clips of John F. Kennedy Jr. and Martin Luther King Jr., with analysis and commentary by MCB member and Mecklenburg County Commission Chairman Trevor Fuller. Registration Deadline TODAY!

1-16-14 Linking Lawyers Kickoff Reception
Linking Lawyers will celebrate the start of another great year while mentors and mentees mix and mingle at the Kick-Off Reception.

1-23-14 Memorial Service for Mr. Joseph A. Hayes III
Friends and colleagues are encouraged to attend and, if desired, say a few words in celebration of Mr. Hayes' life. 
1-30-14 Bar Leadership Dinner The Bar Leadership Dinner is a celebration of leadership and service provided by Mecklenburg County Bar members & Mecklenburg Bar Foundation supporters. 



Pre-Order Additional Copies of the 2014 MCB Membership Directory
The 2014 Annual Bar Membership Directory is a critical reference tool for you and your staff. All Bar members will receive one complimentary copy of the Directory --- no order necessary. Order additional copies of this essential resource for your paralegals and support staff by Wed., Jan. 15. 


Now Accepting MBF Grant Requests
The MBF considers grant requests once annually. All grant requests should be submitted no later than December 31. Grants will be reviewed for approval during the first quarter of 2014.


Nonprofits and Client Pro Bono Committee provides direct case placement for nonprofits and individual clients who cannot afford representation and who are not served elsewhere.  To volunteer, please fill out the Pro Bono Volunteer Enrollment Form. 

Transactional matters are handled by volunteer business law attorneys on behalf of charitable organizations. Real estate transactions, trademark and intellectual property and incorporations are the most common case types. To volunteer, please contact Heather Blackley at 704/375-8624 or

Veterans Pro Bono Program
The MCB recently launched a pro bono program for veterans in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. The program handles cases in all areas of the law for those veterans who LSSP cannot assist under their veterans program.  To volunteer, please fill out the Pro Bono Volunteer Enrollment Form.

Wills & Estates Programs
Wills, healthcare powers of attorney and other advance directives are drafted by volunteer attorneys recruited through the MCB Estate Planning and Probate Section. The program currently receives clients only from Habitat for Humanity homeowners. To volunteer, please contact Ruth Tankersley at 704/375-8624 or 



AMENDED: Administrative Order - Civil Motions Court   Hon. Richard D. Boner issued an Administrative Order regarding the length and quantity of briefs and other documents that may be submitted to the judges holding the Civil Motions Court. Update: Attorneys practicing in Courtroom 6310 (Civil Motions) must file affidavits supporting or opposing a motion with the courtroom clerk in Courtroom 6310, not in the Civil office of the Clerk of Superior Court on the third floor of the Courthouse. The time limits for filing the affidavits continue to be governed by the NC Rules of Civil Procedure, but in no event are the affidavits to be filed later than two days before the scheduled hearing. Click on the link above to download the Administrative Order.   


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We Need Your Help!

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 $227,000 to date for the overall campaign. Of that $227,000, over $146,000 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.   



Post classified ads on and the MCB newsletter for jobs available and sought, office space and items for sale.


Preferred Supporters support the MCB through advertising and sponsorship -- helping to bring valuable programs and initiatives to our members and the community. 


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