Mecklenburg County Bar
JANUARY 9, 2014


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.

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. 

2-6-14 Lawyers Luncheon Series
Join your Bar for a monthly lunch meeting to eat, socialize and hear brief remarks from a speaker.



Progress on the Bar & Foundation Center
View progress on the building of the Bar & Foundation Center, updated with building renderings and floor layouts.


Now Accepting 2014 McMillan Fellowship Applications
A summer program for law students who desire work experience with not-for-profit or government agencies. Application deadline 3/3/14 at 5 p.m.


Nominations Sought for 2013-14 MCB Pro Bono Award
Send in your choices and supporting materials for Outstanding Collaborative Project by 1/10/14 


MCB is Hiring 
The MCB is hiring a Communications & Member Networking Assistant 


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. 



1-9-14 Solo Practitioner / Small Firm Section Luncheon 

January MCB Lawyers' Luncheon/ Solo Practitioner / Small Firm Section Luncheon: The Skill & 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 - 1/5/14 First Presbyterian Church, Trade & Church Street, 12:15 p.m.- 1:15 p.m.   

1-16-14 Immigration & Nationality Section Lunch 
Lebowski's Grill & Pub - 1524 East Blvd. Charlotte 28203, 12 p.m.                                

1-21-14 Estate Planning & Probate Section CLE
2014 Estate Planning CLE Series, Bar & Foundation Center, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m

1-27-14 Juvenile Law Section Lunch 
Mecklenburg County Courthouse - Courtroom 9610, 12:15 p.m.                                

1-28-14 Estate Planning & Probate Section CLE
2014 Estate Planning CLE Series, Bar & Foundation Center, 8:30 a.m - 9:30 a.m                

1-29-14 Solo Practitioner / Small Firm Section Breakfast 
Terrace Café - 4625 Piedmont Row Dr., 8:30 a.m.                                 

2-4-14 Estate Planning & Probate Section CLE
2014 Estate Planning CLE Series, Bar & Foundation Center, 8:30 a.m - 9:30 a.m


2-6-14 Real Property Section Social
This event is free for Section members and includes 2 drinks and appetizers. Non-Section members are welcome and encouraged to attend for $10.00. RSVP by Mon, Feb. 3 to Ruth Tankersley at or 704/375-8624.  Vivace - 1100 Metropolitan Avenue #100, 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

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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