Over the past 48 hours, the North Carolina State Bar has learned of two separate email scams that appear to be targeting lawyers or individuals associated with the legal profession. These emails (one purporting to be from “Jason Goree,” another purporting to be from attorney Mark Aderhold) ask recipients to either open an attached file or click on a link to receive a document. The State Bar has confirmed with both of the purported senders that these emails are not legitimate. If you have received either of these emails, do not click on the included link and do not open any attached file(s).
As a reminder, if you receive an email containing an attachment or asking you to visit an outside internet source that is a) from an unknown sender, or b) concerns some unknown case/transaction, exercise extreme caution in handling such email. When in doubt, contact the purported sender using contact information found outside of the suspicious email to confirm the legitimacy of the email.
The State Bar is presently only aware of these two scams, but there may be more. Lawyers who discover that their email addresses have been compromised or are being used in a phishing scam should contact the State Bar at (919) 828-4620
How many of us drove a Charlotte school bus at age 16 during integration of the schools and society, became a mom to 3 children in less than a year, graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill but worked to promote Duke, played cello in a bluegrass band, can “roll” a kayak and lead an organization consisting of more than 5,000 lawyers? The answer is one, only one of us; her name is Nancy Roberson, and she’s now in her 15th year as the Executive Director of the Mecklenburg County Bar and Mecklenburg Bar Foundation. Click here to read more.
All MCB members with a current Access Card will now renew their cards beginning July 1, 2018, and ending September 30, 2018. This renewal schedule will coincide with the MCB dues renewal time period. The fee for Access Card renewal is $20.00 and may be included with member fee payments. Eligibility for Access Card renewal will be specified on each MCB member’s fee invoice.
Please direct questions about the Access Card application and renewal process to Jill Wiggins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget! MBF Grant Applications are now due on June 30. For more information and to download the Grant Application, please click here. We look forward to receiving this year’s applications!
The Mecklenburg County Bar will be offering free headshots to MCB members on different days in the month of June and July. Headshots will be taken at the Bar & Foundation Center at 2850 Zebulon Avenue. Members are invited to sign up for a 15-minute time slot on one of the following dates:
Thursday, June 7
Wednesday, June 13
Thursday, June 21
Wednesday, June 27
Thursday, July 12
Thursday, July 26
Tuesday, July 31
Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your scheduled time.
Digital copies of all headshots taken will be provided free of charge.
Please contact email@example.com with questions.
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