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? Applications for the committee volunteer class of 2019-20 will be available from April 1 - May 31, 2019. Come back during that time to 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
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
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
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
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
Applications for the committee volunteer class of 2019-20 will be available from April 1 - May 31, 2019. Come back during that time to complete the Committee Interest Form to be considered for membership on YLD committees.