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Women Lawyers of Charlotte spotlight

Congratulations Rising Stars!

Essex Richards graciously hosted a party at Leroy Fox on February 27, 2019, for members of the Mecklenburg County Bar who were named to the 2019 North Carolina Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers Magazine. Only 2.5% of attorneys are selected to Rising Stars. ...

Seeking Nominees!

    WLC Members -- if you know of a member who meets the below criteria and would like to nominate them for this award, please email Christy Hancock at chancock@bradley.com. The Mecklenburg Bar is seeking nominations for its “Young Lawyer of the Year Award”...

Congratulations Suzanne Canali and Erin Illman!

Suzanne and Erin were selected as two of Charlotte's 50 Most Influential Women of 2019.  Suzi is a staff attorney at Safe Alliance. Erin is co-chair of Bradley’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice Group. The 50 Most Influential Women event was created to spotlight and...

Calling All Volunteers!

  We would like to setup several teams to serve at the Domestic Violence Shelter. Each team will serve breakfast or lunch to the residents. Volunteers must be screened for safety purposes. If you would like to volunteer, please email us asap with your name at...

Cabell Clay – WLC’s Woman of the Year 2018

M. Cabell Clay, Member at Moore & Van Allen, PLLC, is the recipient of the Women Lawyers of Charlotte (“WLC”) 2018 Woman of the Year Award. Annually, the WLC bestows this honor in recognition of a woman who exemplifies the WLC mission to foster professional and...

WLC Volunteers At Swearing-In Ceremony

Once again, WLC members attended the Mecklenburg County Bar Associations swearing-in ceremony.  Congratulations to those who were sworn in and to our new members!  Pictured above are Kate Kliebert, Lisa Hoffman, and Courtney Ballard.  Below are Kelly Jesson and Molly...

WLC Members are some of The Best Lawyers in America!

Congratulations Lori Keeton, Jennifer Cory, Heather Culp, Lauren Lewis, Courtney Hamer Smith, Tamara Huckert, and Renee Hughes!! The Best Lawyers in America© is based on a peer-review survey of over 50,000 attorneys in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and...

Join Our Team!

If you've been thinking you'd like to get more involved with WLC, now is your chance! Our very own Faith Fickling was recently appointed as a District Court Judge; therefore, she can no longer serve on our Board of Directors. Judge Fickling was our Sponsorship...

Sponsorship & Donations needed for FFWWF

Fighting for Women with Fashion will take place on October 2, 2018 at CenterStage in NoDa. This event has raised more than $365,000.00 to benefit Safe Alliance and assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The Committee is asking for sponsorship and wine...

Congratulations to Molly Anthony!

The Mecklenburg County Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service will host its annual reception on May 31, 2018, and WLC member Molly Anthony will be named the Lawyer Referral Service Panel Member of the Year. Molly enjoys serving the community through her participation on the...

Congratulations to Faith Fickling!

Gov. Cooper appointed WLC's own Faith Fickling as a District Court Judge in District 26, serving Mecklenburg County. She replaces Judge Donnie Hoover.  Fickling has served as an attorney at Legal Aid of North Carolina for nearly 12 years and previously served as a...

Congratulations to Rhonda Patterson!

WLC's own Rhonda Patterson was named one of Charlotte Business Journal's top 40 Under 40.  Rhonda serves as managing partner of The Patterson Law Office where she focuses on family law counseling, litigation, and business matters. She is a volunteer attorney with...

WLC CLE was a huge success!

WLC welcomed speakers Susan Smith Blakely, Christopher Connelly, Aaron Lay, and Camille Stell for our CLE entitled “Aligning Work with Passion” held at the Foundations for the Carolinas in Uptown Charlotte.  Seventy-plus attendees discovered ways to maximize the most...

Courtney Smith Nominated for 40 Under 40

The Charlotte Business Journal is searching for the 40 top businessmen and businesswomen under the age of 40 in the Charlotte region to honor at the 25th annual 40 under 40 Awards! The WLC nominating committee has also nominated Courtney Smith because of her...