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Increasing Diversity in the Legal Profession Conference

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Mecklenburg County Bar

2850 Zebulon Avenue

Charlotte, NC 28208

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The Mecklenburg County Bar is excited to host the 13th annual Increasing Diversity in the Legal Profession Conference.

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The conference is FREE, with a continental breakfast and lunch provided to all registrants.

The conference provides diverse high school and undergraduate students who may be interested in the law with an opportunity to meet with law school representatives, law students, attorneys and judges. Parents are encouraged to attend as there is a parent session available.

The one-day conference is designed to encourage diverse students to explore a career in the legal profession. The conference will include panels with North and South Carolina law school admissions counselors, law students, local attorneys and judges. Students will learn about the various stages on the path to becoming a lawyer through discussion panels on getting into law school and getting through law school, as well as the role legal professionals play in society today.

In addition, students will be able to speak to representatives from minority bar associations such as the John S. Leary Association of Black Attorneys, the Charlotte Asian Pacific American Bar Association and more. Educational services and scholarship program information will also be available to students and parents. Representatives from all North and South Carolina law schools will be in attendance to provide admissions materials and information to the students.

This year's keynote speaker is Chief Justice Cheri Beasley and is the first African-American woman in the North Carolina Supreme Court’s 200-year history to serve as Chief Justice. She has been on the state’s highest court since 2012 and was appointed by Governor Cooper to serve as Chief Justice in March of 2019. Join us on Saturday, March 7, 2020 to hear from Chief Justice Beasley and from Mecklenburg County's legal community.

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