Young Lawyers Division Committees


 

The goals of the Mecklenburg County Bar (MCB) Young Lawyers Division (YLD) 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. You can join the YLD online or you may complete and return this registration form.

Interested in joining a YLD Committee? The application for this year's committee volunteers is now available and must be completed by May 31, 2019. Click here to complete the committee interest form.

 

Community Service Committee

Coordinates public service opportunities for YLD members, including meals for the needy, the Salvation Army Angel Tree, clothing drives, etc.
 

Chair Courtney L. Ballard
cballard@smithhorton.com

 

 

Connectivity 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
shantia.coley@gmail.com


 

 

Education Committee

Organizes activities 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
sguardipee@hatcherlawgroup.com

 


 

Legal Assistance 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 and NCBA's 4-All Service Day.

 

Chair Caitlynne E. Zolzer
caitlynne.zolzer@gmail.com

 

 

Membership Committee

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


Chair Maria Ortiz
maria.ortiz@lincolnderr.com

 

 

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
attorney@vinsonlawoffices.com

 

Interested in joining a YLD Committee? The application for this year's committee volunteers is now available and must be completed by May 31, 2019. Click here to complete the committee interest form.

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