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Bench, Bar and Community Subcommittee

 

The Bench, Bar and Community Subcommittee of the Special Committee on Diversity focuses on educating MCB and community members about opportunities in the legal profession for minorities and women. The established MCB diversity pipeline provides programming opportunities to community constituencies of varying demographics. From eighth grade students to practicing attorneys the pipeline seeks to recruit and retain minority attorneys to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg legal community.

 


  

2013-14 Chair

Hon. Ty Hands

704/248-7976

ty.hands@nccourts.org

 

 

2013-14 Members

Tania N. Archer

Shalanna L. Pirtle

Faith A. Fickling

Aithyni Rucker

Gregory R. Kilpatrick

Erin F. Taylor

Margaret B. Maloney

Hon. Louis A. Trosch Jr.

Reggie McKnight

 

Staff Liaison

Amina DeBurst, Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator - adeburst@meckbar.org


 

Subcommittee Links

Lunch with a Lawyer

Julius L. Chambers Diversity Champion Award


 

Volunteer Need / Commitment

Members of the Bench, Bar and Community subcommittee attend business meetings as arranged by the subcommittee leadership. Volunteer members take an active role in preparing and planning various pipelining programs designed to increase diversity within the legal profession.

 


 

 

 
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Upcoming MCB Events
 

1-8-15 Lawyers' Luncheon Series - Cyber Security for Attorneys: Preventing Cyber Theft
Join your colleagues at a regular monthly luncheon to eat, socialize and learn from an FBI representative about ways to protect against cyber theft. NEW LOCATION: Bar & Foundation Center, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

1-22-15 Come Rap With Us - Women in the Legal Field
Free networking event and lunch to connect informally with peers and discuss the history of women practicing law in Mecklenburg County and look at current state of affairs for women in the legal field. Register by 1/19/15.

1-29-15 Bar Leadership Dinner featuring Keynote Speaker Anne M. Tompkins
The Bar Leadership Dinner is a celebration of leadership and service provided by Mecklenburg County Bar members & Mecklenburg Bar Foundation supporters.

 

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