May 27, 2020 -
As our state continues the process of reopening gradually, the Mecklenburg County Bar & Foundation Center will remain closed to visitors through at least June 30. While most MCB staff will continue to work remotely, there will be someone in the building daily on a limited basis. Members needing to drop off or pick up from the Bar Center may do so by appointment only. To make an appointment, please contact email@example.com.
For the safety of our staff, we ask that you please wear a mask if you need to enter the building.
During this time, MCB Committees and Sections will continue to meet virtually. If you had a room reservation at the Bar Center during this time, please contact us to reschedule.
We will continue to provide additional updates as we move forward.
Stay safe and be well.
April 23, 2020 - In compliance with Governor Roy Cooper's extension of the statewide Stay at Home Order, the Bar & Foundation Center will remain closed until at least May 8. MCB Committees and Sections will continue to meet via teleconference.
March 27, 2020 - In compliance with Governor Roy Cooper's statewide Stay at Home Order, the Bar & Foundation Center will remain closed until at least April 30. MCB Committees and Sections will continue to meet via teleconference. If you had a room reservation at the Bar Center during this time, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reschedule.
March 24, 2020 - Message from MCB President Chris Lam
Dear MCB Members:
As you likely know, Mecklenburg County has today issued a “Stay at Home” order effective 8:00am Thursday, March 26 through April 16. Please use this link to access both the Order and some helpful FAQ regarding the Order:
Of particular note to you, as indicated on page 3 of the FAQ, is that legal services are considered “essential businesses” within the context of the Order. Therefore, you may conduct yourselves and your practices accordingly.
The Mecklenburg County Bar & Foundation Center will remain closed until at least April 16. MCB Committees and Sections will continue to meet via teleconference. If you had a room reservation at the Bar Center during this time, please contact email@example.com to reschedule.
On behalf of the MCB, I extend my wishes for health and safety to you, your families, and colleagues and I thank you for your professional commitment to your clients and community. Although these restrictions are disruptive to our traditional interactions, we will be emphasizing ways to maintain virtual connection and engagement. Please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if I can be of assistance or if you have helpful suggestions.
Stay safe and be well.
March 16, 2020 - The Mecklenburg County Bar is joining the collective effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19, by closing the Bar & Foundation Center effective Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, April 3. Our team will also work remotely until at least Friday, April 3.
We are available and here to help! You can continue to reach all MCB staff via their office emails and phone numbers during regular business hours. As stated in our previous update, committee and section meetings will continue to take place at their regularly scheduled times via teleconferencing.
If you have a building reservation during this time, staff will contact you to discuss details of your reservation.
This is a challenging time for everyone and we remain committed to providing the best member experience possible. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
We’ll continue to provide updates on our plans. Please visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram for the most up-to-date information.
March, 13, 2020 - Like so many organizations in our state and around the country, the Mecklenburg County Bar has been closely monitoring the ever-changing public health situation regarding COVID-19. The well-being of our members and staff is our highest priority. In light of recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are instituting the following changes through at least the end of March.
Effective Monday, March 16 through March 31, 2020:
Individuals who are confirmed to have COVID-19 or who have a family member at home who is confirmed to have COVID-19 must not attend in-person programs/meetings for the safety of others.
The following individuals are strongly advised to not attend in-person programs/meetings, and, if available, to access the program/meeting via teleconferencing:
Please note that per the recommendations of the NC Department of Human Resources, the NC State Bar will be greatly reducing their staff on-site in their Raleigh office. Staff will be working remotely, so response times may be slower than usual. Click here for more information.
The MCB will continue to carefully monitor the rapidly evolving recommendations regarding COVID-19 and will update our members should there be any further changes. If you are unsure of the status of your upcoming meeting or event, please contact your MCB staff liaison or email@example.com.