The 12th Annual Pathways to Inclusion in the Law Diversity Day Conference

February 15, 2018

The Mecklenburg County Bar will be hosting the 12th annual Pathways to Inclusion in the Law Diversity Day Conference on Saturday, February 24th from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Charlotte.  This year’s keynote speaker is Geraldine Sumter, a soldier for civil rights, and a managing partner of Ferguson Chambers & Sumter, P.A. in Charlotte. We are still seeking more attorney volunteers to participate in the conference!  Please consider volunteering for this great event! The deadline for student registration is Thursday, February 22, 2018. 

For complete program information and to register online please click here.  Also, click on the link below for the recent WBTV interview regarding Diversity Day!

2018 Pathways to Inclusion in the Law Diversity Conference
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Registration Time: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Conference Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Mecklenburg County Bar & Foundation Center (2850 Zebulon Avenue)


This one-day conference is designed to encourage minority students to explore a career in the legal profession. This event provides lawyers an opportunity to interact with students through the various conference activities, including open discussion sessions and a mock trial. Students will learn about the various stages of becoming a lawyer through the discussion panels on getting into law school and getting through law school, as well as the role legal professionals play in society. In addition, students will be able to speak to representatives from minority bar associations, educational services, and scholarship programs. Representatives from all North and South Carolina law schools will be in attendance to provide admissions materials and information to the students.

If you know of any high school or college-aged students of friends, family, or from your community organizations that are interested in the legal profession, please share this post and the attached flyer to them (or their parents). We are trying to reach out to as many people in our community as possible.  

If you have further questions or would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Angelica Gumucio, the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Membership Inclusion & Diversity Assistant, at