Young Lawyers Division Committees


The goals of the MCB Young Lawyers Division are accomplished through the work of established committees.  Please take a moment to consider a volunteer role with the YLD by serving on one or more committees.   You must be a member of the MCB YLD to participate on YLD committees.

Complete the Committee Interest Form to be considered for membership on YLD committees.


Community Service Committee

This committee coordinates public service opportunities for YLD members, including meals for the needy, Wills Clinics, Habitat for Humanity builds, etc.

Chair Courtney L. Ballard



Connectivity Committee  

This committee ensures that the YLD Members are actively participating in the goals and missions of the MCB. This committee bridges the gap between the YLD and the MCB and assists YLD Members as they increase their involvement in the MCB. 

Chair Shantia J. Coley



Education Committee

This committee organizes activites that educate the Mecklenburg County community. Such activities include the Big Bad Wolf project, Lawyers Teaching Justice, Law Explorers and the Academic Internship Program.

Chair Stephen A. Guardipee



Legal Assistance Committee

This committee organizes projects which provide legal assistance to the citizens of Mecklenburg County and/or North Carolina as a whole. Such activities include Ask-A-Lawyer Day, NCBA's 4-All Service Day


Chair Hilary L. Hayes



Membership Committee

This committee focuses on increasing YLD membership and ensuring that the YLD meets the needs of its members. This committee also organizes new lawyer swearing-in ceremonies. 


Chair Maria Ortiz



Social Committee

The social committee prepares quarterly socials for the YLD Members and provides other events and gatherings which promote the interests of YLD Members


Chair Lakai C. Vinson


Complete the Committee Interest Form to be considered for membership on YLD committees.



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