2016 - 17 Social & Networking Committee



The Social & Networking Committee coordinates a variety of social and networking opportunities to promote collegiality and a cohesive membership, including the Lawyers' Luncheon Series and Holiday Party.





2016-17 Chair 2016-17 Vice-Chair
R. Lee Robertson Jr.
Jessica C. Dixon



Class of 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019
Barbara S. Granger
Seth L. Hudson
Jason Kay
Maria Satterfield
Allison A. Goodwin
M. Elizabeth Goodwin
Neil D. Jonas
M. Lauren Murphree
Atenas W. Burrola
Clay A. Campbell
Caitlin E. Ryan
Lisa J. Wielunski



Staff Liaison

Leah Campbell, Assistant Executive Director / Director of Communications, lcampbell@meckbar.org  





Volunteer Need / Commitment

Members of the Social & Networking Committee attend committee meetings to discuss and plan established and new events.  Responsibilities include securing speakers for Luncheon Series, developing format and entertainment for the Holiday Party, reviewing current Bar events and evaluating need/desire for new and/or different activities. Interested in joining this committee? Complete the committee interest form. 




2014-15 Social & Networking Committee Report

Jason M. McGrath, Chair and E. Taylor Stukes, Vice-Chair



The Social & Networking Committee was formed in 2012-13 as a new committee to coordinate a variety of social and networking opportunities to promote collegiality and a cohesive membership, including the Lawyers’ Luncheon Series and the MCB Holiday Party.


The Committee again utilized marketing techniques and personal outreach this year to drive participation from new attendees in the Lawyers’ Luncheon Series. The series garnered strong attendance at the luncheons which took place in September, October, November, January, February, March and April. With the Committees continued efforts between the fall luncheons and the transition to the new location at the Bar & Foundation Center in the spring, attendance at the luncheons was consistent.  The 2014-15 Luncheon Series included the following presentations and speakers:

  • Judicial Candidates Forum
  • Clerk of Court Candidates Forum
  • Presentation on attorneys who have served in military war zones
  • Cyber Security for Attorneys with an SSA from the FBI
  • Substance abuse/mental health CLE
  • Presentation from the author of "Poetic Justice: Legal Humor in Verse"
  • CMPD Chief of Police Rodney Monroe on recent topics and our community

The Committee also provided valuable input and support to the inaugural MCB Cares 5K, by providing a starting ground of ideas and input on key components of this event. A smaller taskforce/subcommittee dedicated to the 5K exclusively used this input to host a successful event in June of 2015.
In addition to the specific events mentioned above, the Committee reviewed and supported the implementation of an event evaluation for all MCB events. This process allows the Committee and the Bar to provide improved experiences at events and fill specific needs. Event evaluations were sent for all events starting in Spring 2015 and moving forward.

Next year, the Committee will continue to explore and implement new networking opportunities, including a possible March Madness Social event.