Develops the communication process among members of the MCB through publications including the Mecklenburg Bar News, MeckBar.org, Bar Blasts, social media and the MCB Annual Membership Directory.
|2020-21 Chair||2020-21 Vice-Chair|
Ross R. Fulton
|Class of 2021||Class of 2022||Class of 2023|
Shantia J. Coley
Nathan P. Viebrock
Leah Campbell, Executive Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Hicks, Director of Digital Media & Outreach - email@example.com
Volunteer Need / Commitment
The Communications Committee develops the communication process among members of the MCB through publications including the Mecklenburg Bar News, MeckBar.org, Bar Blasts, social media and the MCB Annual Membership Directory. Members of the Communications Committee write newsletter articles, monitor legal trends that should be included in future publications, evaluate Bar Blast effectiveness and discuss ways to serve MCB membership through communication efforts. The Communications Committee meets on the first Monday each month from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
2019-20 Communications Committee Report
Jeremy Sugg, Chair & Caitlin Walton, Vice Chair
The Mecklenburg County Bar Communications Committee met on a monthly basis in 2019-20. The meetings focused on planning content for each edition of the Mecklenburg Bar News, weekly Bar Blasts, MeckBar.org and various social media outlets.
During the 2019-20 fiscal year, the Communications Committee transitioned the Mecklenburg Bar News to a bi-monthly format and pushed to increase member content through the use of Diane's Deli and articles from the North Carolina Lawyer Assistance Program.
The 2019-20 MCB Communications Committee also continued to monitor and expand the MCB's social media platforms. LinkedIn continues to be the most active platform for the MCB and has now gained almost 2,000 followers. The Communications Committee also launched an Instagram account and gained over 300 followers within eight months. Social media continues to be a significant tool to interact and inform MCB membership and the community.
The committee regularly discussed updating the MCB's email blasts to generate more engagement. The MCB Board of Directors hired ADCO to help the MCB with this process and the committee will continue to work with ADCO in 2020-21.