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Welcome to The 26th, the official podcast of the Mecklenburg County Bar. Our focus is to provide exclusive insight and resources ranging from business development to member spotlights and everything in between. The Mecklenburg County Bar was founded in 1912 by Mecklenburg County attorneys and became a mandatory district bar in 1933. Today, the Mecklenburg County Bar counts over 5,400 attorneys as members in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. The bar offers members over 30 committees, subcommittees, sections, and boards in addition to providing over 100 CLEs and events a year. Listeners of The 26th can expect to hear episodes focusing on business development and practice management issues for attorneys, along with other topics suggested by members. Head to MeckBar.org to hear more from this podcast, suggest future topics, and review member resources.

Welcome to The 26th, the official podcast of the Mecklenburg County Bar. Our focus is to provide exclusive insight and resources ranging from business development to member spotlights and everything in between. The Mecklenburg County Bar was founded in 1912 by Mecklenburg County attorneys and became a mandatory district bar in 1933. Today, the Mecklenburg County Bar counts over 5,400 attorneys as members in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. The bar offers members over 30 committees, subcommittees, sections, and boards in addition to providing over 100 CLEs and events a year. Listeners of The 26th can expect to hear episodes focusing on business development and practice management issues for attorneys, along with other topics suggested by members. Head to MeckBar.org to hear more from this podcast, suggest future topics, and review member resources.

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Welcome to The 26th, the official podcast of the Mecklenburg County Bar. Our focus is to provide exclusive insight and resources ranging from business development to member spotlights and everything in between. The Mecklenburg County Bar was founded in 1912 by Mecklenburg County attorneys and became a mandatory district bar in 1933. Today, the Mecklenburg County Bar counts over 5,400 attorneys as members in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. The bar offers members over 30 committees, subcommittees, sections, and boards in addition to providing over 100 CLEs and events a year. Listeners of The 26th can expect to hear episodes focusing on business development and practice management issues for attorneys, along with other topics suggested by members. Head to MeckBar.org to hear more from this podcast, suggest future topics, and review member resources.

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English


Episodes

National Lawyer Well-Being Week CLE with Robynn Moraites

5/5/2021
This is a special episode of The 26th: An MCB Podcast. This episode is being released for National Lawyer Well-Being Week and comprises a series of conversations between Robynn Moraites, Executive Director of the North Carolina Lawyer's Assistance Program and Robert Ingalls, founder of Lawpods and a Mecklenburg County Bar member. These conversations focus on mental health and the practice of law and cover topics including the stigma surrounding mental health in the legal profession, the...

Duration:00:55:19

Rhonda Patterson - Patterson Law Office: Finding Your Passion

11/19/2020
Rhonda Patterson joined The 26th and shared her journey transitioning from Big Law to running her own successful family law practice in Mecklenburg County.

Duration:00:20:22

Harrison Lord, Lord Law Firm: Drive Up Your Profits With Community Involvement

8/20/2020
EPISODE SEVEN: Drive Up Your Profits With Community Involvement GUEST: Harrison Lord, Lord Law Firm The practice of law is among the more stressful professions. Adding business development to a lawyer’s ever-increasing litany of responsibilities can easily lead to overwhelm. Despite being a service-oriented industry, most law schools continue to send ill-equipped graduates into the workforce. Ready to fill that knowledge gap and beef up your book of business? This episode with Harrison Lord...

Duration:00:41:37

Sara Lincoln, Lincoln Derr: Showing up and Doing Good Work as a Lawyer

3/16/2020
It’s already difficult, as it is, for new lawyers coming out of law school to work their way up. There’s no shortage of competition from their peers who also want to join reputable firms and a lack of funding and resources, should they wish to establish their own firms. You also have to consider how the economic and social climate will affect your opportunities to practice. Is it possible to build your private practice during unfavorable circumstances? This episode’s guest is Attorney Sara...

Duration:00:27:59

The Value of Mentorship and Becoming a Reliable Resource with Attorney Laura Noble

3/2/2020
In a crowded and competitive marketplace, it can be tough for new lawyers to make their mark, especially if they had their heart set on working for a big firm, and with a bigger compensation package. Some end up disappointed and settling for practicing in fields in which they’re less than passionate. While this situation may seem bleak, you can certainly do something about it! And, the best part, you can begin while you're still in law school. Attorney Laura Noble, who heads Noble Law Firm –...

Duration:00:38:33

How to Build a Law Business From Scratch With Annemarie Pantazis

2/24/2020
Many lawyers are pretty clueless when it comes to the business side of law, which is quite understandable given that law school doesn’t really include these topics in their curriculum. Even if many attorneys want to start their own practice and have more control in their day-to-day life, they take a while to do so. Most of the time, they end up employed by a law firm for the rest of their careers. While it may be difficult, it certainly isn’t impossible to live your law life according to...

Duration:00:30:50

The Pillars of Law Business Development with Attorney Chris Connelly

2/17/2020
Popular media has a habit of painting lawyers in a bad light. The stereotype with the most mileage is that of the greedy lawyer that only cares about the money. However, the opposite is frequently true in the real world, and there are unfortunately many attorneys who cut their rates and sell themselves short. Perhaps this has happened to you. When you don’t get paid what you deserve, it isn’t just going to affect your personal finances, but the way that you run your practice too. This...

Duration:00:27:12

Networking and Cultivating Relationships in Law with Eric Bass, Bass, Dunklin, McCullough and Smith

2/10/2020
Besides learning to practice law, it is important for attorneys to also focus on building relationships. It doesn’t matter whether you belong to a big firm, or a smaller one that’s just starting out. The relationships that you’ve cultivated can determine whether your practice will continue to thrive in the industry. Attorney Eric Bass from Bass, Dunklin, McCullough and Smith talks about relationships as an important aspect of business development in law in this episode of The 26th. He...

Duration:00:29:05

Building and Sustaining Your Law Practice with Chris Lam

1/27/2020
One of the most important things that a majority of law schools still don’t teach their students is the business of law. Acquiring clients and maintaining relationships with them are issues that new and even seasoned lawyers base. And while many have partners and mentors they can rely on, oftentimes, associates are clueless as to where to begin. The 26th’s inaugural podcast episode features Attorney Chris Lam, president of the https://www.meckbar.org/ (Mecklenburg County Bar) and trial...

Duration:00:29:18

Welcome to the 26th: An MCB Podcast

9/4/2019
Welcome to The 26th, the official podcast of the Mecklenburg County Bar. Our focus is to provide exclusive insight and resources ranging from business development to member spotlights and everything in between. The Mecklenburg County Bar was founded in 1912 by Mecklenburg County attorneys and became a mandatory district bar in 1933. Today, the Mecklenburg County Bar counts over 5,400 attorneys as members in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. The bar offers members over 30 committees,...

Duration:00:00:39