Mecklenburg County Bar Member Programs & Services
Active Members: 5,013 members (Summer 2015)
Bar Center - Available to MCB members for meetings, conferences, depositions and MCB's Continuing Legal Education programs during business hours.
Coffee Connections - Informal networking events designed to provide important career advice.
Committees - The goals of the MCB are accomplished through the work of established committees and sections. Please take a moment to consider a volunteer role with the MCB by serving on one or more committees.
Communications - The monthly Mecklenburg Bar News, weekly Bar Blasts, MeckBar.org, MCB Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages keep MCB members up to date on important announcements, MCB offerings, judge and lawyer profiles and CLE opportunities.
Continuing Legal Education - More than 150 accredited CLE programs are offered annually by the MCB, and more than 50 online CLE programs available on-demand at MeckBarCLE.org.
Diversity & Inclusion - The MCB recognizes that to better address the societal and individual needs of our community it must continue to develop a legal profession that adequately represents the diversity of our local population. In order to achieve this representation the MCB ensures that diversity is an intrinsic element in all it does.
Grievance & Fee Dispute - The MCB investigates potential professional code of conduct violations, and provides free fee mediation between clients and lawyers or lawyers and lawyers.
Lawyer Referral Service - An ABA-accredited service that provides prescreened client referrals to attorney panel members.
Memorials - Memorial services in open ceremonial court are arranged for the families of deceased attorneys, when the family desires, by the MCB.
Networking - Networking and social activities are scheduled throughout the year for MCB members, including monthly luncheons, basketball and softball leagues, the Legal Eagle Charity Golf Tournament, Annual Meeting, Law Day Luncheon, Holiday Party and Law & Society Luncheon.
Linking Lawyers - This program pairs a less experienced attorney with a more experienced attorney in a collaborative mentoring relationship to serve as a resource on issues of professional conduct and career perspective, as well as to provide an introduction into diverse areas of the law.
Sections - The MCB offers 11 sections that provide members with opportunities to network and develop skills alongside attorneys who practice in the same area of law.
Swearing-In Ceremonies - More than 200 new attorneys attend the ceremonial court sessions and receptions each year to be sworn-in to the Bar.
Young Lawyers Division - Provides new lawyers organized opportunities to participate in MCB activities, and creates programs, community service and networking opportunities of value to new attorneys. Open to attorneys 36 years of age or younger, or to attorneys in their first three years of practice.