Professionalism, Lawyer Life and Culture Committee
The Professionalism, Lawyer Life and Culture Committee seeks to enhance and support the Mecklenburg County legal community, through the active development and promotion of educational programs, resources and mentoring relationships in order to facilitate healthy, collaborative, rewarding and service oriented professional lives and culture among its members.
|2020-21 Chair||2020-21 Vice-Chair|
Alexandria "Lexi" Andresen
|Class of 2021||Class of 2022||Class of 2023|
|Andrew W. Lax
Rachel C. Matesic
Kristen L. Schneider
Bridget M. Vanevenhoven
Luke Graham Thomas
Hon. Michael Stading
Thomas E. Powers, III
Volunteer Need / Commitment
Members of the Professionalism, Lawyer Life and Culture Committee (PLLC) attend monthly committee meetings, develop CLE programs focused on the health and well-being of attorneys, oversee the Linking Lawyers program and work to provide useful resources for the legal community that will promote a healthy work/life balance.
2017-18 Professionalism, Lawyer Life, Culture Committee Report
Matthew S. DeAntonio, Chair and Abbey Mrkus Krysak, Vice-Chair
The Professionalism, Lawyer Life & Culture Committee organizes and operates the MCB’s “Linking Lawyers” mentoring program. In addition to matching up mentors and mentees based on applicants’ preferences, the Committee provides year-round programming (e.g., networking events, courthouse tours, social gatherings) and monthly discussion topics for mentorship pairs.
In 2017-18, the Committee provided nearly 30 mentor-mentee matches, held three events for mentors, mentees and Bar leaders, and provided the mentors and mentees recommended discussion topics and events.
To learn more about getting involved with the Linking Lawyers program, please click here.