Mecklenburg County Bar News and Annoucements

Attention Current Courthouse Access Card Holders - Renew Early!
If you currently have a Courthouse Access Card, you may avoid the rush and renew it beginning May 21, 2015. Please log-in to your member account pay your $20.00 renewal fee.

Public Defender Appointed
The Mecklenburg County Bar, as per the statutory scheme, solicited and advertised for candidates to be considered for the position of Public Defender.

The Relatives - Volunteer Service Project
The MCB's Community Services Committee is working with The Relatives, a local nonprofit, to offer a volunteer service project with a legal nexus for MCB members.

Now Accepting Interest Forms for Committees (2015-16)
One way you can get involved with your Bar, develop relationships with your colleagues and advance into a leadership position is to join MCB committees. Each June, the new Bar president appoints a new class of members to each committee - most for a three-year term.

MBF Accepting Nominations for Board of Directors
Names should be submitted by May 31, 2015.

MCB Budgeting Process - 2015-16
All MCB members are invited to provide input at a meeting of the Finance Committee on June 17, 2015 at 12 a.m. and/or tender budget suggestions to MCB Treasurer Tracy H. Hewett.

Fraud Alert: Compromised Wiring Instructions
Memo from NC State Bar - Last week, the NC State Bar received multiple reports of fraudulent activity relating to wired funds in real estate transactions, with losses as high as $200,000.

2015 Julius L. Chambers Diversity Champion Robert E. Harrington
The 2015 Julius L. Chambers Diversity Champion Award was presented to Robert E. Harrington of Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. at the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation's Hon. James B. McMillan Fellowship Dinner.

MBF Awards More Than $120,000 in Grants in 2015
The MBF recieved the second-highest number of grant requests in history in 2014. With your support of the Lawyers' Impact Fund, the Foundation Awarded 11 grants totalling $124,062 in the first quarter of 2015.

2015-16 MCB Board of Directors
Review the slate of 2015-2016 MCB Board of Directors that were elected at the MCB Annual Meeting on May 21.

Firm & Attorney Announcements - NOW FREE!
MCB members and their firms/companies may now share promotions, accomplishments, updates and other important news with their peers and fellow Bar members for no charge.



Sunday May 24, 2015

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Upcoming MCB Events

5-29-15 YLD Spring Social
Join the MCB YLD for drinks and networking at Sugar Creek Brewing Company.

6-4-15 Swearing-In Ceremony
All MCB members are invited to attend the Ceremony, RSVP required.

6-5-15 YLD Working Mothers Luncheon
Informal networking luncheon for working attorney mothers to discuss relevant topics in an unstructured atmosphere.


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