Mecklenburg County Bar
MARCH 6, 2014



3-6-14 Lawyers Luncheon Series - Legal Trivia

Your Bar invites you to join your colleagues at a regular monthly lunch meeting to eat, socialize and hear remarks from a speaker.


4-3-14 Lawyers Luncheon Series - A Look Behind the Scenes at Charlotte Squawks!

Join your Bar for a monthly lunch meeting to eat, socialize and get a A Look Behind the Scenes at Charlotte Squawks! from Squawks writer and MCB member Brian Kahn of McGuire Woods. Registration Deadline: 3/27/14 


4-4-14 Memorial Service for Julius L. Chambers

Friends and colleagues are encouraged to attend and, if desired, say a few words in celebration of Mr. Chambers' life.



Let's Talk Civil 

March 14, 2014

Time: 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm

Location: Mecklenburg County Courthouse -TCA Training Room #4510

CLE Credits: 2.0 Ethics Hours


Join us for a panel discussion with local Superior and District Court Judges who regularly preside in civil court. Panel participants include Hon. Forrest D. Bridges, Hon. Robert C. Ervin, Hon. Calvin E. Murphy, Hon. Donnie Hoover and Hon. Becky Tin, with an introduction to the TCA's Office from Meredith Davis. The panel will be moderated by Hon. Rickye McKoy-Mitchell.  Other panelists "to be announced".




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


Thank you 2013 Bar Foundation Fund Donors

The Mecklenburg Bar Foundation is pleased to announce that collectively the following firms, legal departments, corporations and individuals have pledged and/or contributed more than $234,000 as of December 31, 2013. Thank you for supporting your BFF!


Seeking Linking Lawyers Mentors and Mentees

The Mecklenburg County Bar (MCB) Linking Lawyers program is seeking mentors and mentees for the 2013-14 year. Paired mentors and mentees will gather for the annual kickoff in late fall.


Judicial Performance Evaluation Survey - Phase II

The NCBA is conducting its bi-annual Judicial Performance Evaluation using a confidential survey of lawyers to evaluate NC Superior and District Court judges. Phase II asks lawyers to evaluate the performance of: (1) Incumbent Superior and District Court judges who were not evaluated in Phase I and are candidates for election in 2014, and (2) Lawyers who are candidates for election in 2014 as Superior or District Court judges. You should have received an e-mail recently with a link to complete the survey. Your participation will take only a few minutes and will provide important value to the public via the JPE website



Office of Indigent Defense Services - Revised Fee Application

IDS changed the fee application form December 1, 2013 from AOC-CR-225,Rev.6/11 to AOC- CR -225, Rev. 12/13 Assigned Counsel, IDS contractors and Public Defenders shall utilize this fee application form until notification of a change.


Attorney Judges Needed for Trial Team Intraschool Competition

Charlotte School of Law will host its annual Trial Team Intraschool Competition Mar. 7 - 9. MCB members are invited to preside as judges for one or more rounds: Fri., Mar. 7 at 6 p.m.; Sat. Mar. 8 at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and/or 5 p.m.; and/or Sun., Mar. 9 at 1 p.m. or 5 p.m.   Each round will last approximately 1.5 - 2 hours. To volunteer, contact Ticora E. Jones at and indicate your preferred time slot.


4-5-14 YLD Habitat for Humanity House Build Project
Contact Stacey Vandiford at for additional details and/or to volunteer.
The MCB recently enhanced its 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. 



3-6-14 MCB YLD Winter Social

Join MCB YLD members for drinks and appetizers. Free for MCB YLD members; $10 for Non-Members.  Heist Brewery - 2909 N.   Davidson Street Suite 200, Charlotte NC 28205, 6 p.m.  


3-13-14 Solo Practitioner / Small Firm Section Lunch     

Bar & Foundation Center - 1123 S. Church St., Ste. 103, 12 p.m.


3-20-14 Immigration & Nationality Section Lunch

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


3-26-14 Solo Practitioner / Small Firm Section Breakfast 

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

3-31-14 Juvenile Law Section Lunch
Mecklenburg County Courthouse - Courtroom 9610, 12:15 p.m. 


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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Charlotte School of Law offers a student-centered curriculum that focuses on experiential learning: the hands-on learning needed to equip graduates with leadership, management and interpersonal skills that are necessary for career success. To Change the World, You First Need to Experience It. 


Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company has been providing continuous coverage to North Carolina lawyers since 1977. Our mission is to meet the needs of North Carolina lawyers at reasonable cost with quality service and coverage.


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Mecklenburg County Bar
1123 S. Church St., Ste. 103
Charlotte, NC 28203