2015 Extraordinary Pro Bono Service Award Winners


3-29-15 MCB YLD Social
Join MCB YLD members for Charlotte hockey - Charlotte Checkers vs. Lake Erie Monsters. MCB YLD tickets available for $15

4-2-15 Lawyers' Luncheon Series - Featuring Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe
Join your colleagues at a regular monthly luncheon to eat, socialize and hear remarks from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe. 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. at the Bar & Foundation Center.

4-2-15 Memorial Service for Frank J. Murphy Jr.
Friends and colleagues are encouraged to attend and, if desired, say a few words in celebration of Mr. Murphy's life.

4-23-15 Memorial Service for C. Sydnor Thompson
Friends and colleagues are encouraged to attend and, if desired, say a few words in celebration of Mr. Thompson’s life.

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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.

Nominate an MCB YLD Young Lawyer of the Year
The MCB YLD Young Lawyer of the Year recognizes the outstanding contributions young lawyers are making to the practice of law and the Mecklenburg County community as a whole. Nomination deadline: 4/30/15

2015 Extraordinary Pro Bono Service Awards
Rebecca K. Lindahl, Sodoma Law and Carol Jones Van Buren were honored with 2015 Extraordinary Pro Bono Service Awards at the Bar Leadership Dinner on January 29.

Now Accepting Nominations for Liberty Bell Award
The Liberty Bell Award recognizes a non-lawyer who has performed community service that has strengthened the American system of freedom under the law. This annual award will be presented during the MCB Law Day Luncheon on May 7, 2015.

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Fervent Charity
By Hon. Carla N. Archie

I recently subscribed to an online reading plan to enhance my morning meditation routine.  After browsing several options, I chose a plan based on the 5 Love Languages written by Dr. Gary Chapman.  Day One of the plan led me to a Biblical scripture about fervent charity: “Above all things, have fervent charity among yourselves.”

When I was a child, I went through an inquisitive phase; and like most children, I turned first to my parents for answers.  Both of my parents were educators - classroom teachers early in their careers, before later moving into administration.  Instead of answering my questions, my parents frequently directed me to “look it up.”  These days, there are no hard-bound volumes of Encyclopedia Brittanica anymore.  First published in the late 1700s, the company printed its final edition in 2010.  Now, there is only an online version of the encyclopedia, alongside search engines like Google and Wikipedia.  But I digress… Read More


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