Law Day Committee


The Law Day Committee arranges for the celebration of the annual Law Day Luncheon held each year in early May and selects the Liberty Bell Award that honors a non-lawyer in the community for contributing to the promotion of freedom under the law.


2020-21 Chair 2020-21 Vice Chair
Colleen Molner
Michelle Oria


Class of 2020 Class of 2021 Class of 2022
Aaron J. Longo
Amanda B. Cannavo
Clark Goodman
Satie Munn
Matthew Cherep
Tara A. Harrawood
Courtney E. Mann
Teresa L. McCollum
Meghan Starnes-Moore
Carmela Mastrianni
Matthew L. Tomsic
Kate Kliebert



Staff Liaison

Chastity Gamble-Julg, Events & Sponsorship Coordinator,


Volunteer Need / Commitment

Members of the Law Day Committee attend monthly committee meetings October - May. Primary responsibilities include selecting and securing a keynote speaker, reviewing Liberty Bell award nominations and selecting a winner, soliciting firm sponsors, determining format and program of the event and promoting the Luncheon. 

 2019-20 Law Day Committee Report

Each year in May, the Mecklenburg County Bar joins the nation in celebrating Law Day by hosting a Luncheon for its members. This event allows us to come together as a community to celebrate the importance of the rule of law and its impact on our society, and recognize those who have made lasting contributions to our local community through the rule of law. While the 2020 annual Law Day Luncheon is unfortunately canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Law Day isn’t!

Celebrating and reflecting on Law Day is particularly important amid these challenging and uncertain times. We, as lawyers, are called to rely on our values and foundations to continue supporting each other and those in our community. We are called to maintain the rule of law, ensure that our rights and freedoms continue to be protected, and help others appreciate their liberties.

This year, Law Day is celebrated nationally on May 1 with the theme: “Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100”. The MCB Law Day Committee encourages our members to dedicate time on this day to explore the resources listed below, commemorating the 19th Amendment, from its creation to its impact over the past century. This year Law Day is a particularly great day, as lawyers, to celebrate this historic last century in the rule of law and, particularly in an election year, reflect on the next century of our representative democracy. Law Day is also an excellent opportunity to educate others (from home!) on the significance of the rule of law and how our legal system strives to achieve justice. Perhaps some of you can incorporate it into your children’s school lessons and activities today.

On behalf of the Committee, we sincerely thank those who had committed to sponsorships and registration of the Luncheon. We look forward to celebrating Law Day and our great profession with the MCB community in 2021.

We wish everyone the best, and hope everyone stays healthy and well.



Colleen F Molner, Chair

Michelle Oria, Vice Chair