Law Day is part of a national celebration that, this year, is using the theme Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law.


We are pleased to announce that esteemed Professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr. will provide the keynote address. Professor Ogletree is the Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and the Founding and Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice. An internationally known, prominent legal theorist, Professor Ogletree’s work is dedicated to ensuring the rights guaranteed by the Constitution for everyone equally under the law. Professor Ogletree has authored several impactful books on race and justice, including All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half-Century of Brown v. Board of Education.


The Mecklenburg County Bar’s mission is to serve the public and the Bar members in improving and preserving the administration of justice with goals to advance public education in the community on legal issues, the Bar and the legal system, and to promote the administration of justice.   The MCB’s Law Day Luncheon is one of our legal community’s main vehicles for putting the MCB's mission into action.


In keeping with the Mecklenburg County Bar's Law Day tradition, the Liberty Bell Award will be  presented to a non-lawyer who has served the public and legal community in immeasurable ways over the years.

Location and Time

Hilton Charlotte Center City (222 E 3rd St, Charlotte, NC 28202)
Thurs., May 7 at 12 p.m.


$30/person (lunch only)
$50/person (lunch and 1.0 CLE general credit – pending approval)


Table Sponsorship
Gold Sponsorship (full table) - $550
(Silver Sponsorship (half table) - $275


For registration questions, please e-mail

Registration Cancellation / Refund Policy

Board Approved 1/24/13


Registration refunds are 1) 100% refundable for requests made 8 or more days before the event; 2) 75% refundable for requests made 7 to 4 days before the event (a 25% processing fee will be incurred); and 3) non-refundable for requests made 3 days or less before the event. Registrants requesting refunds 3 days or less before the event may be offered the option to transfer the registration to a substitute attendee. Payment is due in full if no cancellation is received or if cancellation is received 3 days or less in advance of event.


Reservations are not guaranteed if received less than 24 hours prior to the event. Registrations at the event door will be accepted on a space available basis--additional charges may apply. For some events, food or beverage is not guaranteed for last-minute registrants.


A sponsorship and/or advertisement refund will only be granted in the case that the Mecklenburg County Bar does not fulfill the commitment(s) stated in the signed "Sponsorship/Advertisement Agreement".


Refunds on any fees paid to the Mecklenburg County Bar Lawyer Referral Service are subject to the specifications of the MCB LRS Guidelines.


Exceptions or requests for refunds not covered by the above registration refund policy may be considered for approval by the MCB Executive Director or his or her designee.