Robert E. Harrington - 2015 Julius L. Chambers Diversity Champion
The Julius L. Chambers Diversity Champion Award, which honors an individual who embodies high ethical standards, unquestioned integrity, consistent competence and who champions diversity in the legal profession, was presented to Robert E Harrington at the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation’s Hon. James B. McMillan Fellowship Dinner. Robert E. Harrington is a partner with Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. practicing commercial litigation. Read more.

8-6-15 Memorial Service for Henry N. Pharr II
Friends and colleagues are encouraged to attend and, if desired, say a few words in celebration of Mr. Pharr's life.

9-3-15 Lawyers' Luncheon Series
Join your colleagues at a regular monthly luncheon to eat, socialize and hear remarks from a speaker.

9-3-15 Memorial Service for J. Carlton Fleming
Friends and colleagues are encouraged to attend and, if desired, say a few words in celebration of Mr. Fleming's life.

9-18-15 YLD Fall Social
Join the MCB YLD for drinks and networking at Birdsong Brewing Company immediately following the Brewery Law CLE.

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Purchase Your 2015-16 Blue Pages Listing(s)
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. Early-bird pricing through Aug. 7

Pay Your Annual Membership Fee (Member Dues) Here
MCB Annual Membership Fee invoices are being mailed. You may log-in here to pay your Membership Fee or mail a check with your invoice.

MCB Executive Director is 2015-16 President of National Association of Bar Executives
Nancy M. Roberson, MCB executive director, is serving as the president of the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE) through June 30, 2016.

Elizabeth N. McKee: 2015 Liberty Bell Award Winner
Elizabeth N. McKee, executive director of Leadership Charlotte, received the 2015 Liberty Bell Award at the MCB Law Day Luncheon on May 7, 2015.

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By Cory Hohnbaum

One of my favorite quotes since I was a boy was in the forward to the book Heaven is a Playground by Rick Telander. As a basketball junkie growing up, I gravitated toward books about the sport. Heaven is a Playground is about the culture of basketball on the playgrounds of New York in the 1970s. I still have my tattered paperback copy. The quote from the forward reads “Fame is a vapor, popularity is an accident, and money takes wings. The only thing that endures is character.”  

I have not given much thought to the notion that organizations have character but of course they do. One of the keys to being an organization of character is living out your goals and priorities. For at least a quarter century, our Bar has had six stated goals. All are spelled out on the Bar’s website. One of those six stated goals is “To assure access to legal services consistent with ethical consideration to all regardless of social, ethnic or economic status.” Read More

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