Mecklenburg County Bar
MARCH 20, 2014



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.

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



2014-15 MCB Board of Directors Nominations

Review the slate of nominees for MCB officers and board of directors to be voted on during the MCB Annual Meeting on 5/22/14.  


Now Accepting Nominations for Liberty Bell Award 

The Liberty Bell Award recognizes a non-lawyer who has performed community service that has strengthened the American system of freedom under the law. This annual award will be presented during the MCB Law Day Luncheon. Nomination Deadline: 3/27/14 


MCB Lawyers Basketball League

Meet the 14 teams playing in the 2014 League and view the game schedule and results. 


Nominate a MCB YLD Young Lawyer of the Year

The MCB YLD Young Lawyer of the Year recognizes the outstanding contributions young lawyers are making to the practice of law and the Mecklenburg County community as a whole. Nomination deadline: 5/23/14 


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



DSM-V v. DSM-IV: The Changes in Spectrum, Nomenclature & Disorders 

March 21, 2014

Time: 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm

Location: Child and Family Services Center

CLE Credits: 1.0 General Hour


The expertise required to speak competently about mental health issues is drastically changing with increased awareness of issues that people can face.  A concrete example of that is the most recent publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-V), which encompasses changes over 20 years.  This CLE is designed to educate you on the major changes impacting attorneys so that, for instance, you don't walk into a courtroom and talk about "Asperger's disorder", which no longer exists.



Now Recruiting 2014-15 Committee Members

One way you can get involved with your Bar, develop relationships with your colleagues and advance into a leadership position is to join MCB committees.  Each June, the new Bar president appoints a new class of members to each committee - most for a three-year term.

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



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. 
4-10-14 Solo Practitioner / Small Firm Section Lunch
Bar & Foundation Center - 1123 S. Church St., Ste. 103, 12 p.m.

4-17-14 Immigration & Nationality Section Lunch
Lebowski's Grill & Pub - 1524 East Blvd. Charlotte 28203, 12 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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Mecklenburg County Bar
1123 S. Church St., Ste. 103
Charlotte, NC 28203