Stephanie W. Adelman “This sounds really corny, I know.  But I want to be able to give power to people who don’t have it.”, Stephanie Adelman, decribing what motivated her to become a public defender. For more than 20 years, she has worked as an assistant public defender in Mecklenburg County, where her work has ranged from trying cases from misdemeanors to murders, to managing the felony drug unit, to spearheading a unique program called Fast Track that speeds defendants through the criminal process while still protecting their rights.  Read More


10-2-14 Lawyers' Luncheon Series - Clerk of Court Candidates Forum
Join your colleagues at a regular monthly luncheon to eat, socialize and hear remarks from candidates vying for the Mecklenburg County Clerk of Superior Court position.

10-9-14 MCB YLD Fall Social
Join MCB YLD members for drinks and appetizers following the YLD sponsored Brewery Law Update CLE at Draught. Free for MCB YLD members; $10 for Non-Members

10-18-14 Ask a Lawyer Volunteer Opportunity
The YLD is recruiting volunteers for their annual Ask-A-Lawyer event. Volunteer attorneys will provide free legal advice to the public at the Main Public Library. Training materials provided.

10-24-14 Legal Eagle Charity Golf Tournament
Take part in a charity golf tournament in support of organizations and projects with a legal nexus in our community.

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Clerk of Court Candidates - November 2014 Election
The MCB invited all Clerk of Superior Court candidates who will appear on the November ballot in Mecklenburg County to submit biographical information, a candidate statement and photo to be posted.

Dexter G. Benoit Named MCB Lawyer Referral Service Panel Member of the Year
The Mecklenburg County Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service hosted its annual reception on June 12, 2014 at the Bar & Foundation Center in honor of the support and dedication of the LRS attorney panel members.

Judicial Candidates - November 2014 Election
The MCB invited all Superior and District Court judicial candidates who will appear on the November ballot in Mecklenburg County to submit biographical information, a candidate statement and photo to be posted.

Order Your 2014-15 Blue Pages Listings
The blue pages or "areas of concentration" are an invaluable listing of attorneys, indexed by specific areas of practice. Attorneys listed in the blue pages under their areas of practice are at the fingertips of anyone needing to make a referral. Order by Sep. 19.

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Unidentified Flying Objects
By Carla N. Archie

Struggling to find a topic to write about this month, it hit me… literally!  I was on the interstate, driving to a 7:15 a.m. meeting, pleased with myself because I was ahead of schedule.  The sun was shining, the radio was blaring, the traffic was light, and all was well with the world.  Then, completely out of nowhere, an unidentified flying object, commonly known as a UFO, came crashing through my window.  It wasn’t the spaceship version of a UFO.  Perhaps it was a rock, but I really don’t know.  It happened so quickly.  Whatever it was shattered my window.  Glass flew everywhere.  I screamed and slammed on brakes.  A thousand things ran through my mind--- did I run over something, did someone fire a gunshot into my window, did another car kick up a rock?  With broken glass strewn across the front seats, wind whipping through the gaping hole in my window, and the radio still blaring, I quickly assessed the options--- do I pull over, do I call the police, do I contact my insurance company, or do I just keep going?  I didn’t want to be late for my meeting, so I opted to keep going.

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