Press Releases


1/7/2015           Free Legal Conference for High School & Undergraduate Students
9/15/2014         Judicial Candidate Profiles

9/15/2014         Free Legal Clinic
6/30/2014         New President of the Mecklenburg County Bar
5/6/2014           Free Legal Clinic and Know Your Courts and Rights Panels

4/29/2014         Bar Foundation Awards Record Number of Grants in 2014

2/4/2014           Family Court Administrator Named 2014 Diversity Champion

1/6/2014           Free Legal Conference for High School & Undergraduate Students

12/2/2013         MCB and MBF to Break Ground on New Center

10/25/13           Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative to speak in Charlotte

9/23/2013         Free Legal Clinic

9/17/2013         Local Bar Executive Director Elected Vice President of National Association of Bar Executives

 

Media Kit

The information below should provide a brief overview of the Mecklenburg County Bar. For more information or to arrange an interview with an MCB representative, call Director of Communications Leah Campbell at 704/375-8624 ext.114 or e-mail her at lcampbell@meckbar.org

 

Fast Facts 

  • Approximately 5,000 members.
  • The Mecklenburg County Bar & Foundation Center is located at 2850 Zebulon Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208. 

     

Membership

The Mecklenburg County Bar (MCB) is the 26th Judicial District subdivision of the North Carolina State Bar.  The MCB is a mandatory judicial district bar. All attorneys licensed in North Carolina who practice law or live in Mecklenburg County must be a member of the MCB. 

History 

The Mecklenburg County Bar was founded in 1912. 

 

Mission 

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. 
 

Governance 

The MCB is governed by a Board of DirectorsThe overall goals are accomplished through the work of more than 70 committees, sub-committees and sections. 

 

 

Public Benefits & Services

  • Diversity - The MCB is actively working to retain and increase diversity in the Mecklenburg County legal profession.
  • 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 its panel members.
  • Legal Educational Events
  • Memorials - Memorial services in open court will be arranged for the families of deceased attorneys, when the family desires, by the MCB.
  • Lawyers As Volunteers Program - Matches MCB members with meaningful, legal volunteer opportunities.