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Lawyer Referral Service Committee


Oversees the ABA-approved program that refers people who can afford to pay for legal services with an experienced MCB attorney for a reduced consultation fee.







2013-14 Chair

2013-14 Vice-Chair

Toniann Primiano

Kerry B. Everett




Class of 2014

Class of 2015

Class of 2016

Matthew A. Fleishman

Eric Meredith

Dexter G. Benoit

C. Kiel Garella

Dianne J. McVay

Sabrina Blain

Steve B. Ockerman

Joan M. Waldron

Denzil H. Forrester

Ross S. Sohm

Kathryn B. Wysong

Stratford N. Kiger


Public Member

Yvonne Levine


Staff Liaison

Heather Blackley, Director of Lawyer Volunteer and Community Services,

Sarah Darby, Lawyer Referral Service Assistant,



Volunteer Need / Commitment

Members of the Lawyer Referral Service Committee attend bi-monthly committee meetings, monitor budget and finances of program, oversee panel membership rules and regulations, assist in marketing initiatives and evaluate program's effectiveness at year's end. 



2012 LRS Reception Photos





 If you are interested in serving as a member of the Committee, contact MCB Director of Lawyer Volunteer and Community Services, Heather Blackley, at




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Upcoming MCB Events

5-2-14 Come Rap With Us -Alternative Options for Legal Practice
Free networking event and lunch to connect informally with peers and discuss the steps and things to consider when making a big career change. Register by 4/28/14.

5-8-14 Law Day Luncheon
Mary C. Curtis, award-winning multimedia journalist, will provide the keynote address. The MCB will present the Liberty Bell Award and winner of the Charlotte Observer's Law Day essay contest.

5-8-14 MCB YLD Spring Social
Join MCB YLD members for drinks and appetizers at the NoDa Brewery Crawl. Free for MCB YLD members; $10 for Non-Members


Mecklenburg County Bar