Mission & Goals


Mission Statement

The mission of the Mecklenburg County Bar is to serve the public and the Bar members in improving and preserving the administration of justice, and to assist the North Carolina State Bar as described by statutory requirements.



Overall Goals

To promote the highest standards of professionalism, competence, and ethical behavior among its members.

To promote the administration of justice. 

To assure access to legal services consistent with ethical consideration to all regardless of social, ethnic or economic status.

To promote public education in the community on legal issues, the Bar and the legal system.

To provide its members educational and support services to promote the delivery of competent ethical legal services. 

To increase involvement of all sectors of the legal profession in the Mecklenburg County Bar.

These goals are carried out by the work of the established committees and sections.  



2018-19 Goals

  1. Oversee year two of the three-year strategic plan and recommend updates as needed.
    1. Staff to regularly update progress during the year and report to MCB Board.
    2. Better utilize PR opportunities to promote MCB and its members and accomplishments.
    3. Oversee membership engagement and inclusion activities to help ensure diversity and inclusion throughout the MCB.
    4. Oversee Year 2 of 3 for D&I programs and funding.


  1. Approve the Membership Value, LRS Audit, and CLE Audit Taskforces and their purposes and timelines; adopt appropriate recommendations; and, develop implementation strategies.
    1. Membership Value Taskforce – Evaluate MCB’s value proposition, including CLE cost/structure. If appropriate, recommend changes that can be made to increase both actual and perceived value of dues.
    2. LRS Audit Taskforce – Review LRS operational audit report and historical data; provide recommendations for the future of the program.
    3. CLE Audit Taskforce –Examine the current CLE program philosophy, structure, pricing, marketing efforts, member value, market trends, etc. and provide recommendations to ensure efficiency of operations, provision of member value, and appropriate allocation of resources to support the strategic goals of the MCB in the CLE market.
  2. Continue to focus on diversity (in its broadest sense) and inclusion and future trends within bar associations.