2015 - 16 Continuing Legal Education Committee



The Continuing Legal Education Committee develops, implements, and oversees all CLE programs for the MCB in conformance with the rules of the North Carolina State Bar CLE Board.  Committee members are requested to plan one CLE training in a practice area or with an ethics/professionalism theme.





      2015-16 Chair

2015-16 Vice-Chair

     Katherine T. Armstrong

Ashley A. Edwards






Class of 2015

Class of 2016

Class of 2017

James M. Dedman IV

Salena J. Davis-Woods

 Pete Anderson

Felton Parrish

Ashley A. Edwards

 Jennifer Arrington

Lee A. Peindl
Christian L. Perrin
Andrew Schwaba
Jennifer M. Scott
Todd C. Taylor

Hunter Edwards
Dennis O'Dea
Ty E. Shaffer
Breana C. Smith
James C. Smith

             Asya S. Bynum
          Ross R. Fulton
       Melissa H. Grimes
      Rebecca K. Lindahl
     Christopher D. Miller
           Abby Mrkus

Staff Liaison

Lisa Armanini, Director of Continuing Legal Education - larmanini@meckbar.org

Alison Rogers, Continuing Legal Education Coordinator - arogers@meckbar.org   



Communications Committee Liasion

Wesley Howell



Volunteer Need / Commitment

Monthly lunch meetings.  Committee members are expected to plan one CLE program during the year; the time commitment for planning varies depending on the program.  Program planners attend the CLE that they plan, ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 hours in length. Interested in joining this committee? Complete the committee interest form.

Committee Documents/Links

CLE Committee Manual


2014 - 15 CLE Committee Report

Patricia W. McGee, Chair & Katherine T. Armstrong, Vice-Chair



The CLE committee has had another very busy year.  The move to the Bar & Foundation Center at 2850 Zebulon Avenue opened up in-house training facilities that all enjoyed. Moving towards an era of new technology, MCB CLE is looking forward to increase on-demand programming, along with the addition of webcast courses. Looking back, over 150 live and video programs were produced resulting in 450 hours of CLE. Commended for this wealth of CLE programming is CLE leadership, committee members, program planners, speakers and the invaluable input of MCB practice sections.

Goals in 2014-15 were promoting more programs with a social networking component, moving back into the realm of webcasting, increasing the number of creative CLE programs that have interaction or interesting topics of discussion, and creating net revenue goals for each program to track the success rate. MCB CLE also continued as a key sponsor for the State Bar mandatory Professionalism for New Attorneys class.

Financially CLE was budgeted to earn income of $587,500.00 with expenses of $190,000.00. Closing out the year, CLE will fall short of budgeted income goals, but planning is well underway for 2015-2016, and a team of committed CLE staff plus an energized committee are already working on fall and winter programming.

Members of the Bar have a choice in where they spend their CLE dollars, and year after year MCB CLE appreciates you choosing to spend your resources here in Mecklenburg County.  With the exception of the mandatory dues, CLE revenue is the largest funding source for our local Bar. Members of the Bar are encouraged to contact CLE staff, committee members and leadership with suggestions or concerns regarding CLE programming. In addition, getting involved is easy – planning, speaking or sitting on the committee – simply contact CLE Director Lisa Armanini larmanini@meckbar.org or CLE Coordinator Alison Rogers arogers@meckbar.org .