The primary focus of the Bar Leadership Institute (BLI) is to identify and develop leaders for the Mecklenburg County Bar (MCB) and Mecklenburg Bar Foundation (MBF). The goal of the BLI program is to provide an opportunity for participating attorneys to:
Application to the BLI is open to members of the MCB who have been practicing attorneys for at least three years. Approximately fifteen to twenty lawyers will be selected for participation in the 2018 class.
The BLI Committee will look for potential participants who demonstrated the following critera:
This is a competitive selection process. In choosing potential participants, the BLI Committee will review and evaluate all portions of your application and attachments. Additionally, the BLI Committee is committed to seeking a diverse and dynamic class of participants in an effort to obtain representation from a cross-section of the Bar.
Applications are due by November 17, 2017 at 5 p.m. Candidate selections will be announced in January.
The Mecklenburg County Bar (MCB) is proud to spotlight Kenneth Raynor of Raynor Law Firm, who is a member of the MCB’s Lawyer Referral Service. Ken is dedicated to practicing primarily Civil Litigation. But, more importantly, Ken is committed to serving the community as a lawyer and leader in the Mecklenburg County area. Click here to read the interview with MCB LRS member Kenneth Raynor.
Interested in joining the LRS Panel? Click here to learn more.
The North Carolina State Bar has learned that a caller representing an entity named “Small Business Growth Alliance" is calling lawyers and telling them that their IOLTA accounts are due for audit. The caller falsely claims that Small Business Growth Alliance is authorized by the State Bar to perform random audits and tries to schedule the audits.
Neither Small Business Growth Alliance nor any entity other than the State Bar is authorized to perform a State Bar random trust account audit. Auditors who are employees of the State Bar perform all random trust account audits. If you are selected for a random State Bar audit, you will be contacted by a State Bar official and will receive a written subpoena signed by State Bar officials.
If you receive a call from anyone other than an employee of the State Bar seeking to arrange a State Bar random trust account audit, please report the call to the State Bar immediately at (919)828-4620 and, if possible, provide the caller’s contact information.
The Mecklenburg Bar Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2017-18 Ayscue Professionalism Award. Entries should include a letter of nomination as well as the nominee’s bio and/or CV. Nominations are due on or before Friday, October 20, 2017, to MBF Executive Director Nancy Roberson at AyscueAward@meckbar.org or mailed to Mecklenburg Bar Foundation, 2850 Zebulon Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208.
The award will be presented at the 2017–18 Law & Society Luncheon.
Nominations are now being sought for the Mecklenburg County Bar Julius L. Chambers Diversity Champion Award. Nominee names and information supporting how the nominee reflects the criteria of the award should be sent by Tuesday, October 31, 2017, to Membership Inclusion & Diversity Director Carmen Thomas at Mecklenburg County Bar & Foundation Center, 2850 Zebulon Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208, or via e-mail at ChambersAward@meckbar.org.
The award will be presented at the Hon. James B. McMillan Fellowship Dinner held in early 2018.
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