Mecklenburg County Bar
FEBRUARY 6, 2014



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

2-15-14 Diversity Day Conference
This annual one-day conference engages minority students in a discussion about the legal profession and law-related careers. Register by 2/7/14. 


2-21-14 Come Rap With Us!
This "rap session" and lunch is a free networking lunch for you to connect informally with peers and discuss the benefits of doing pro bono work to give back to those in need. Register by 2/19/14. 


2-27-14 McMillan Fellowship Fund Dinner
McMillan Fellowship Fund Dinner & presentation of the Julius L. Chambers Diversity Champion Award featuring Keynote Speaker Gene R. Nichol. Proceeds in support of nonprofit and government agencies. Register by 2/21/14.


2-27-14 Memorial Service for Mr. Gibson L. Smith Jr.
Friends and colleagues are encouraged to attend and, if desired, say a few words in celebration of Mr. Smith's life.


3-6-14 Lawyers Luncheon Series
Join your Bar for a monthly lunch meeting to eat, socialize and hear brief remarks from a speaker.  Register by 2/27/14. 



Brief Writing & Oral Arguments 101

February 13, 2014

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel

CLE Credits: 5.0 General Hours


Brief Writing; Bluebook and Proofreading; What You Need to Know about the Mecklenburg County Civil Administrative Order; Judicial Panel on Oral Arguments, Brief Writing at Trial and Appellate Levels; Preserving Error on Appeal; and Effective Oral Argument 



Lawyers' Basketball League
Now Accepting Registrations for the 2014 Season. The MCB Lawyers' Basketball League will begin its 2014 season in late February/early March. New Location: All games will be played at the Cathedral of St. Patrick. Register by 2/14/14 


Elisa Chinn-Gary Named 2014 Julius L. Chambers Diversity Champion 
The MCB will honor Chinn-Gary with the 2014 Julius L. Chambers Diversity Champion Award at the McMillan Fellowship Fund Dinner on Thurs., Feb. 27, 2014.


2014-15 MCB Board of Directors Nominations
Interested members of the MCB are encouraged to submit names for consideration as nominees for various offices and board of directors' seats for the MCB fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014.  All nominations must be submitted by 3/4/14.


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.



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.


2-11-14 Estate Planning & Probate Section CLE

Bar & Foundation Center, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.


2-13-14 Solo Practitioner / Small Firm Section Lunch

Bar & Foundation Center, 12 p.m.


2-20-14 Civil Litigation Section and Family Law Section Social & Roundtable Discussion  Social and demonstration on the newest technology for extracting information from mobile devices for trial. Cantina 1511, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


2-20-14 Immigration & Nationality Section Lunch

Lebowski's Grill & Pub - 1524 East Blvd. Charlotte 28203, 12 p.m. 


2-24-14 Juvenile Law Section Lunch

Mecklenburg County Courthouse - Courtroom 9610, 12:15 p.m.


2-26-14 Solo Practitioner / Small Firm Section Breakfast     

Toast Café Dilworth - 2400 Park Road, 8:30 a.m.


2-27-14 YLD Winter Social

Location and date TBA

The MCB recently launched a direct case placement pro bono program and volunteer attorneys are needed. We are working in conjunction with Legal Aid of NC and Legal Services of Southern Piedmont to assist those clients they are unable to serve. Cases will be assigned on a rotation basis depending upon the area(s) of law for which you register. The time commitment could be as little as one to two cases a year. Areas for which attorneys are needed immediately are family law, landlord/tenant, foreclosure and bankruptcy. 


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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