2014-15 Law Day Committee Report
Kobi K. Brinson, Chair and Sudhir N. Shenoy, Vice-Chair
· Professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr. of Harvard Law provided they keynote address.
· Sponsorship increased from previous years to include 23 Gold Sponsors (full table) and 8 Silver Sponsos (half table), with more than 330 attendees.
The Mecklenburg County Bar celebrated the nation's 57th Law Day on May 7, 2015 at the Hilton Charlotte Center City. This year’s theme was “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law ” in commemoration of the anniversary of the Magna Carta.
Internationally known Professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr., the Jesse Climenko Professor at Harvard Law School provided the keynote address on the theme with an introduction from Hon. Karen Eady-Williams. Chair Kobi K. Brinson and Daniel Merlin of the Law Day Committee welcomed all the attendees including many Federal and State Judge, thanked them for attending, and thanked the sponsors who make Law Day possible. Katie Holliday, Mecklenburg Bar Foundation President, provided an invocation.
A regular highlight of the Law Day Luncheon is the presentation of the Liberty Bell Award, given each year to a non-lawyer who has made a significant contribution to the law. Elizabeth McKee, Executive Director of Leadership Charlotte, received the 2015 Award. Ms. McKee’s accomplishments and contributions were first recognized by Toussain Romain of the Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office.
MCB President Carla N. Archie concluded the Luncheon by thanking Event Sponsor Charlotte School of Law and reminded those in attendance that the Law Day Luncheon would not be possible without the support of our local law firms, legal departments and community organizations.
Charlotte School of Law
Bank of America
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Hamilton Stephens Steele & Martin, PLLC
Horack Talley PA
Hunton & Williams
James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A.
John S. Leary Association of Black Attorneys
K & L Gates
Moore & Van Allen PLLC
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
Poyner Spruill LLP
Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.
Law Offices of T. Michael Todd, P.L.L.C.
Wake Forest University School of Law
Wells Fargo & Company
Winston & Strawn LLP
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
Association of Corporate Counsel - Charlotte Chapter
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Ferguson, Chambers & Sumter, P.A.
Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo L.L.P.
Kirk, Palmer & Thigpen, P.A.
Law Office of Grady Jessup, PLLC
Mecklenburg Hispanic Latino Lawyers Bar
The Law Day Luncheon was organized by the Law Day Committee. The Committee members are Kobi Brinson, Chair, Sudhir N. Shenoy, Vice Chair, Keith Atkinson, Sarah Breen, Matthew Cherep, Daniel Merlin, Spencer Merriweather, Amanda Pickens, Samuel Randall, Claire Rauscher, George Sistrunk, and Joe Thompson. A special thank you to Judge Selina M. Brooks for her assistance and support of the Law Day event.