The Mecklenburg County Bar is delighted to host the tenth annual Increasing Diversity in the Legal Profession conference at the Mecklenburg County Bar & Foundation Center. This one-day program is designed to encourage high school and undergraduate students to explore career opportunities in the legal profession. 

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The conference targets high school and undergraduate students who will hear about the various stages on the path to becoming a lawyer through a mock trial and several panel discussions: Getting to Law School (separate parent and student sessions include North and South Carolina law school admissions directors); Life as a Diverse Law Student (panel includes currently enrolled law students); and To Be or Not To Be a Lawyer (panel includes experienced local minority attorneys).


During the conference, representatives from North and South Carolina law schools will be available to provide admissions materials and information to the students. Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with lawyers, judges, and law students one-on-one during the lunch break and following the program to discuss their personal experiences and ask questions. A complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided to all who register.


For more information about the conference or for registration questions, please contact MCB Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator Amina DeBurst at or 704/375-8624.






Monday March 2, 2015

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Upcoming MCB Events

3-3-15 Hon. James B. McMillan Fellowship Fund Dinner
Hon. James B. McMillan Fellowship Fund Dinner & presentation of the Julius L. Chambers Diversity Champion Award featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. James Leutze. Proceeds support fellowships to nonprofit and government agencies.

3-5-15 Lawyers' Luncheon Series - Poetic Justice: Legal Humor in Verse
Join your colleagues at a regular monthly luncheon to eat, socialize and hear from J.D. DuPuy, MCB Member and author of Poetic Justice: Legal Humor in Verse. 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. at the Bar & Foundation Center

3-6-15 Come Rap With Us - The Business of Practicing Law
Free networking event and lunch to connect informally with peers, ask questions and discuss topics related to transitioning from a large firm and starting out on your own.


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