Communications Committee


 

Develops the communication process among members of the MCB through publications including the Mecklenburg Bar News, MeckBar.org, Bar Blasts, social media and the MCB Annual Membership Directory.

 

 


 

         Membership
 
2020-21 Chair 2020-21 Vice-Chair
Caitlin Walton
704/377-4300
cwalton@essexrichards.com
Ross R. Fulton
704/334-0891
rfulton@rcdlaw.net
               

 

Class of 2021 Class of 2022 Class of 2023
Shantia J. Coley
Lauren Hunstad
Nathan P. Viebrock
Tory Summey
Derek Bast
Tyler Martin
Danielle Walle
Amanda Wright
Mathew Flatow
Maisha Blakeney
Ben Shook
Dan Finegan

 

 

Staff Liaisons
Leah Campbell, Executive Director - lcampbell@meckbar.org

Greg Hicks, Director of Digital Media & Outreach - ghicks@meckbar.org
 

 


 

Volunteer Need / Commitment

The Communications Committee develops the communication process among members of the MCB through publications including the Mecklenburg Bar News, MeckBar.org, Bar Blasts, social media and the MCB Annual Membership Directory. Members of the Communications Committee write newsletter articles, monitor legal trends that should be included in future publications, evaluate Bar Blast effectiveness and discuss ways to serve MCB membership through communication efforts. The Communications Committee meets on the first Monday each month from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 


Committee Documents/Links

Mecklenburg Bar News

MCB Membership Directory

MCB Publication Guidelines

 


2019-20 Communications Committee Report
Jeremy Sugg, Chair & Caitlin Walton, Vice Chair

The Mecklenburg County Bar Communications Committee met on a monthly basis in 2019-20.  The meetings focused on planning content for each edition of the Mecklenburg Bar News, weekly Bar Blasts, MeckBar.org and various social media outlets. 

During the 2019-20 fiscal year, the Communications Committee transitioned the Mecklenburg Bar News to a bi-monthly format and pushed to increase member content through the use of Diane's Deli and articles from the North Carolina Lawyer Assistance Program.

The 2019-20 MCB Communications Committee also continued to monitor and expand the MCB's social media platforms. LinkedIn continues to be the most active platform for the MCB and has now gained almost 2,000 followers. The Communications Committee also launched an Instagram account and gained over 300 followers within eight months. Social media continues to be a significant tool to interact and inform MCB membership and the community.

The committee regularly discussed updating the MCB's email blasts to generate more engagement. The MCB Board of Directors hired ADCO to help the MCB with this process and the committee will continue to work with ADCO in 2020-21.

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