2014 - 15 Bar Leadership Institute Committee Encourages lawyers in the development of their professional and leadership skills within the Bar, Foundation and legal profession. A joint MCB and MBF Committee. Membership
2014 - 15 Bar Leadership Institute Committee
Encourages lawyers in the development of their professional and leadership skills within the Bar, Foundation and legal profession. A joint MCB and MBF Committee.
Heather Blackley, Director of Lawyer Volunteer and Community Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Need / Commitment
Members of the Bar Leadership Institute Committee attend monthly committee meetings, select BLI participants from pool of applicants, monitor budget and expenses of program, assist in planning kickoff event and program sessions, and evaluate program effectiveness at year's end. Interested in joining this committee? Complete the committee interest form.
2013-14 Bar Leadership Institute Committee Report
Alice P. Moore, Chair & Jon P. Carroll, Vice-Chair
Thanks to the hard work and support of countless people and firms in Mecklenburg County, the MCB/MBF Bar Leadership Institute has had a very successful year. The BLI Class of 2014 is comprised of 19 dynamic and diverse participants who practice in large, mid-sized and small firms, represent government and municipal agencies, and practice in corporate law departments. With the help of program facilitators, Jayne and Vern Williams from Myndworks Learning Network, Inc, the BLI Class evaluated their personal leadership styles, strengths and areas for development. Following the always popular weekend retreat in Hickory, NC, the BLI Class participated in a series of evening sessions featuring prominent leaders in our legal and civic community.
The BLI Committee would like to thank all speakers who selflessly gave up their evenings to work with the class for free. The speakers included Carla N. Archie, E. Osborne Ayscue Jr., Dianne C. Bailey, Debra D. Campbell, Trevor M. Fuller, Dr. Tom W. Hanchett, Brian S. Heslin, Emily M. Jones, M. Janelle Lyons, Mark W. Merritt, Corie D. Pauling, Willie Ratchford, Nancy M. Roberson, Amanda B. Saylor, E. Taylor Stukes, Kevin P. Tully and Hon. Charles M. Viser.
The BLI program has graduated more than 200 members of the MCB, most of whom are now active in the many committees and sections of the MCB and MBF and many of whom hold leadership positions within the MCB and MBF. The BLI Class of 2014 will, no doubt, be just as active and involved as past program participants. They have already committed to researching and developing a plan to engage the underemployed and unemployed attorneys with the MCB and MBF.
Please join the BLI Committee and the leadership of the MCB and MBF in congratulating the newest graduates of the BLI!
Scott R. Branam Milazzo Gamble Laws Webb Law Group, PLLC
Matthew S. DeAntonio Nexsen Pruett, PLLC
Ashley A. Edwards Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
T. Russell Ferguson III Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
J. Alexander Heroy James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A.
Heather R. Hobgood Weaver, Bennett & Bland, P.A.
P. Doughton Horton Smith Horton Law, P.L.L.C.
Stephanie D. Jackson Public Defender's Office
Luciona Johnson Winston & Strawn LLP
Brian E. Koontz Johnston, Allison & Hord, P.A.
Carrie M. Lique Charlotte School of Law
Michael L. Martinez Grier, Furr & Crisp, P.A.
David W. Murray The Odom Firm
Daniel E. Peterson City Attorney's Office
Michael D. Shaffer Alston & Bird LLP
Sudhir N. Shenoy Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
P. Graham Singer American Realty Capital
Mariana Toledo-Hermina Rawls, Scheer, Foster, Mingo & Culp PLLC
John Paul Tsahakis James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A.