Stephanie W. Adelman “This sounds really corny, I know.  But I want to be able to give power to people who don’t have it.”, Stephanie Adelman, decribing what motivated her to become a public defender. For more than 20 years, she has worked as an assistant public defender in Mecklenburg County, where her work has ranged from trying cases from misdemeanors to murders, to managing the felony drug unit, to spearheading a unique program called Fast Track that speeds defendants through the criminal process while still protecting their rights.  Read More

1-29-15 Bar Leadership Dinner featuring Keynote Speaker Anne M. Tompkins
The Bar Leadership Dinner is a celebration of leadership and service provided by Mecklenburg County Bar members & Mecklenburg Bar Foundation supporters.

2-5-15 Lawyers' Luncheon Series - Getting Lost in Our Own Lives: A Presentation by the North Carolina Lawyers Assistance Program
Join your colleagues at a regular monthly luncheon to eat, socialize and hear a high-impact presentation from NCLAP, including a oppotunity for one hour CLE credit. 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. at the Bar & Foundation Center.

2-7-15 Increasing Diversity in the Legal Profession Conference
This annual one-day conference engages minority students in a discussion about the legal profession and law-related careers. Featuring Joe Pierce, Charlotte Hornets General Counsel.

2-25-15 Reception in Honor of Sarah Parker, Chief Justice, Retired
The MCB invites you to a reception in honor of and to celebrate Sarah Parker, Chief Justice, Retired, Supreme Court of NC.

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Firm & Attorney Announcements - NOW FREE!
MCB members and their firms/companies may now share promotions, accomplishments, updates and other important news with their peers and fellow Bar members for no charge.

NC State Bar Councilor Election
NC State Bar Councilor Election results

MCB Lawyers' Basketball League Registration Now Open
The MCB Lawyers' Basketball League looks forward to the 2015 season, starting in late Februrary/early March. Registration Deadline: 2/13/15

George V. Hanna III - Recipient of the 2015 Ayscue Professionalism Award
The Mecklenburg County Bar and Mecklenburg Bar Foundation honored George V. Hanna III with the Ayscue Professionalism Award at the annual Law & Society Luncheon on Nov. 12, 2014.

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New Year Resolutions
By Hon. Carla N. Archie

Some of the most popular new year resolutions include losing weight, eating healthy, getting fit, managing stress, and volunteering to help others.  Several years ago, at the beginning of a new year, I complained to a colleague about my difficulty losing weight and general dissatisfaction with my body, fitness, and energy level.  In her usual pragmatic, unsympathetic way, she asked, “So what are you going to do about that, Punchinello?”  I don’t know, dodge the question, make excuses, wallow in self-deprecating pity, and continue to do nothing was my initial thought.  Then, after indulging me in a fair amount of verbal dodge-ball, she looked me squarely in the eye and said, “You need a goal that has nothing to do with losing weight.  You should run a triathlon with me.”  Was she joking? Read More

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