APEX Subcommittee


Apex Mentoring Program

Apex Mentoring Program is a formal mentoring curriculum designed to advance minority mid-level associates within signatory organizations. The program matches eligible signatory associates with tenured in-house counsel. Mentor and mentee matches will meet on a monthly basis and attend networking or development programs on a quarterly basis. The Action Plan of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Managing Partners and General Counsel Diversity Initiative will serve as the foundation for the program.



Program Purpose & Objectives:

The goal of Apex Mentoring Program is to encourage and support the ascension of minority attorneys to senior positions within Charlotte-Mecklenburgs law departments and law firms. By providing opportunities that help minority associates gain exposure, access to, and experience with corporate clients and interactions, we believe this will develop their leadership and professional identity. We offer networking/business development experiences to establish client relationships that bring value to associates' individual practice. Associates build on their skill set of working with a corporate client and multiple constituencies through this formalized mentoring process. Exposure to in-house counsel enhances associates' understanding of business concepts, client relations, client satisfaction and their ability to manage client matters. As mentor and mentee work through their goals, we foster an environment that enriches communication across differences in the legal community through the services of professional facilitators and senior level attorney volunteers.




2015-16 Co-Chair 2015-16 Co-Chair
Gregory R. Kilpatrick

Kenneth L. Miller





Volunteer Need / Commitment

Members of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee attend bi-monthly committee meetings, write newsletter articles, implement programming in accordance with the Call to Action plan, evaluate diversity initiative effectiveness and discuss ways to better serve MCB.  Interested in joining this committee or one of its subcommittees?Complete the committee interest form.