Family Law Section

Keeps members informed of the ongoing changes and trends in the practice of family law in Mecklenburg County by planning monthly lunch and learn CLE programs. Works with the Family Court Administrator to inform family law attorneys of new legislation and court procedures.



2021-22 Chair 2021-22 Vice Chair 2021-22 Co- Vice Chair
Caroline Mitchell
Carolyn Krueger-Andes
Megan White


Members of the MCB Family Law Section may purchase the Family Law Section CLE Pass, valid for 6 hours of Family Law Section CLE courses, for only $200. The pass may be used for Family Law Section sponsored CLE courses from July 1 - June 30.

Family Law Section CLE Pass Details

  • This pass provides MCB Family Law Section members the opportunity to attend and enjoy Family Law Section CLEs at a discounted rate.
  • Hours: Six hours of Family Law Section CLE courses
  • Cost: $200.00 - Hourly CLE fee is just under $35/hour with the pass – a great savings!
  • Programs that pass covers: The pass covers up to and including six total hours (6.00) of CLE credit. The programs must be hosted by the MCB Family Law Section.
  • Exceptions to pass: Any program over six hours or multi-day programs are automatically excluded. Each year, the Family Law Section will plan at least 10 hours of CLE from which members can choose.
  • Who can purchase? Current members of the MCB Family Law Section and anyone who joins the Family Law Section throughout the year.
  • How long is it valid? One fiscal year, from July 1 to the following June 30. No hours may be carried over.

Purchase your pass here!



Upcoming Section Meetings


2020-21 Family Law SECTION REPORT

Elizabeth “Libby” James, Chair and Caroline Mitchell, Vice Chair

During these unprecedented times, section leadership continued to offer section members various educational and networking opportunities to keep section members connected and informed during this unique and challenging year.

The section’s annual business meeting was held on September 17, 2020, during which, the chairs recognized section leadership, met other section members, and reviewed the agenda and financial health of the section for the upcoming year. section members also had the opportunity to make recommendations for section activities.

The section co-presented “The Status Exception to Personal Jurisdiction in North Carolina Termination of Parental Rights Cases”, with the Juvenile Law Section, with an offering of 1.0 accredited CLE hours for members.

The section also co-sponsored QPR: Suicide Prevention Training, a Bar Wide CLE, which offered 2.00 Substance Abuse / Mental Health CLE hours and complimentary admission for a limited number of MCB members. 

The section hosted a virtual “Wine & Cheese” tasting event, as well as other networking events, which gave members the opportunity to network and focus on discussions of common interest.

The Family Law Section contributed to the MBF Brick Memorial fund, by honoring Mr. Scott Pollard, beloved fellow practitioner.

The section also purchased portable monitors, for the Clerks of the 26th Judicial District, to assist them with functionality, and productivity. 

Through the diligent efforts of leadership and member support, section membership and participation increased during the 2020-21 year.

The leadership of the Family Law Section is always exploring ways to enhance the membership experience. Please submit any ideas to


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