Mecklenburg County Bar President's Message


Dear Fellow Bar member,


Your Mecklenburg County Bar (MCB) membership provides you with a multitude of benefits and opportunities.  Through the MCB, you can take advantage of top-rate, affordable CLE programs; connect with your colleagues at networking, social and sporting activities; find or be a mentor through the Linking Lawyers program; build your practice through the MCB Lawyer Referral Service; and give back to the community and profession through pro bono and volunteer opportunities coordinated by the Lawyers as Volunteers Advisory Panel.


If you are 36 years of age or younger, or within your first three years of practicing law, I encourage you to join the MCB Young Lawyers Division (YLD). The YLD provides an invaluable opportunity for newly licensed lawyers to network, connect, adjust to life as a lawyer and acclimate to life in Mecklenburg County. In addition, the YLD provides young lawyers many service and social opportunities.


I strongly encourage you to take full advantage of all MCB has to offer. Get involved. Join committees and sections of interest and become leaders. Get to know your fellow attorneys. Give back to your community. If you do so, I am confident you will find your experience as a Mecklenburg County Bar attorney more satisfying and fulfilling, both personally and professionally.


I invite and encourage you to share your ideas on how the MCB can better serve its growing membership.  If you have ideas on how the MCB can better serve its members, please feel free to contact MCB Executive Director Nancy M. Roberson at or 704/375-8624 or me at or 704/338-1220.


Very truly yours,



F. Lane Williamson
2016-17 President, Mecklenburg County Bar





2016-17 President's Letters


July 2016 On the Vision Thing
August 2016 On Jerks
September 2016 On Peacemakers
October 2016 On Vicarious Voyeurs
November 2016 On Public Defenders
December 2016 On Judicial Selection
January 2017 On the Fong Gong
February 2017 On Introverts
March 2017 On a Pusillanimous Weenie
April 2017 On Legacy Buildings
May 2017 On Hanlon's Razor
June 2017 On Errata Sheets