MCB Announcements

George V. Hanna III to Receive the NC State Bar's John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award

The Mecklenburg County Bar proudly congratulates attorney George Hanna for recently receiving the North Carolina State Bar’s John B. McMillan Distinguished Service award. The annual award recognizes current and retired members of the North Carolina State Bar throughout the state who have demonstrated exemplary service to the legal profession. The award presentation will be held at our annual Law Day celebration on May 3rd at 12 p.m

For more information on the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award, click here.

MCB Softball Leagues: Registration Now Open

Spring is in the air, so let’s play ball! The Mecklenburg County Bar is organizing two softball leagues: the Co-Ed League (open to attorneys and firm/legal department staff) and the Lawyers’ League (open to attorneys only) – which play on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights starting the first week of June through late August at Veterans Park.

Start organizing your team rosters now – the MCB is accepting new teams and players! Contact MCB Communications & Social Media Coordinator Katie Guenther at by Friday, May 11 to reserve your spots.

Team fees are $490/season. Payment of team fees must be received no later than Friday, May 18, 2018.

We’ll see you in the dugout!

MBF Officer and Board of Directors Nominations

In accordance with Article XII, Section 12.2(b) of the MBF bylaws, interested members of the Mecklenburg County Bar are encouraged to submit their names or the names of other active members of the Bar for consideration as nominees for various officer and board of directors’ seats for the MBF fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018.  

Names should be submitted no later than May 1, 2018, to Nominating Committee Chair Judge Aretha V. Blake; MBF Executive Director Nancy M. Roberson; any member of the MBF Nominating Committee (full Committee listed here); or mailed to Nominating Committee, c/o MBF, 2850 Zebulon Ave., Charlotte, NC 28208.

The MBF Nominating Committee will meet on May 17, 2018 at the Bar & Foundation Center at 2850 Zebulon Ave. to consider all nominees, and a proposed slate of officers for 2018-19 submitted by MBF Incoming President Spencer Merriweather. Additional nominations may also be made from the floor.

The slate of recommended officers, the class of 2021, and any nominations to fill existing vacancies will be presented to the MBF Board of Directors at the June 19, 2018, meeting for a vote.

The Committee shall approve nominations to serve in the following positions for the 2018-19 term:

  • Incoming President (one-year term)
  • Secretary (one-year term)
  • Treasurer (one-year term)
  • Board of Directors (six seats for the Class of 2021, three-year term)

Ten Hon. James B. McMillan Legal Fellowships Awarded

The McMillan Committee of the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation is pleased to announce that this year’s McMillan Fellowship program was able to award $29,000 in Fellowships to ten McMillan Fellows at the following six agencies: Council for Children’s Rights, Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office, Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office, Safe Alliance, the U. S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The 2018 Fellows and the projects on which they worked will be featured in the Bar newsletter later this summer. These Fellowships are primarily funded through the annual McMillan Dinner, which was held this year on February 27 at The Terrace at Cedar Hill.

MCB Budgeting Process 2018-19

The Mecklenburg County Bar Finance Committee will soon review a draft budget for the 2018-19 MCB fiscal year which begins July 1, 2018. The Committee welcomes input from MCB members. Copies of the draft budget will be available at the MCB Annual Meeting on May 23, 2018. Any member who wishes to see a copy of the draft budget prior to the Annual Meeting may do so by contacting MCB Director of Finance & Human Resources Sally Robinson at 704/375-8624.

All MCB members are invited to provide input at a meeting of the Finance Committee on June 13, 2018, at 12 p.m. at the Bar & Foundation Center, 2850 Zebulon Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208 and/or tender budget suggestions to Sally Robinson at

Now Recruiting 2018-19 MCB Committee Members

The goals of the Mecklenburg County Bar and Mecklenburg Bar Foundation are accomplished through the work of established committees and sections. One way you can get involved with your Bar, develop relationships with your colleagues and advance into a leadership position is to join MCB and/or MBF committees.

Each summer, the Bar president works with each committee's chair and vice chair to appoint a new class of members - most for a three-year term. The committees run on the MCB fiscal year of July 1 - June 30, so if you would like to be considered for a committee, please submit the online Committee Interest Form on or before June 1, 2018. Your name and interest will be given to the committee chair and MCB president for consideration.

MCB Officer and Board of Directors Nominees

Pursuant to Article VIII, Section 3(e) of the bylaws of the Mecklenburg County Bar, 26th Judicial District, the 2017-18 Nominating Committee met March 6, 2018 to consider a slate of nominees for the four officers; two members of the board of directors for one-year terms; six members of the board of directors for three-year terms; one member of the Young Lawyers Division to fill a one-year term as Chair; and one member for the ABA Delegate two-year term.

The following people have been nominated and will be presented for election at the Annual Meeting on May 23, 2018 at 12 p.m. Additional nominations may be made from the floor at that time. 

Click here to review the full slate of nominations.

Be a Part of the MBF Brick Campaign

Leave a lasting mark at the Bar & Foundation Center with a personalized brick!

Brick Options*:

  • 4x8" Brick: $250 payable over two years (three lines of text up to 20 characters/line)
  • 8x8" Brick: $500 payable over two years (six lines of text up to 20 characters/line

*all brick orders (and requested wording) are subject to approval)

Click here to purchase a brick!