J. Reuben Clark Law Society

New JRCLS Chapter in Charlotte, North Carolina

As a visitor to Charlotte, North Carolina quickly discovers after arriving, residents here are proud of their city and region’s achievements, including its ranking among the fastest-growing cities as the second largest banking center within the U.S. and as the home to numerous Fortune 500 companies. Residents now have an additional accomplishment to share: the founding of a new chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. 
Along with the North Carolina Raleigh-Durham chapter, the Charlotte Chapter will serve as a resource for thousands of law students and professionals within the Southeastern United States. Its initial focus, however, will be on serving those living and working within the larger Charlotte/Mecklenburg region. Chartering officers include Blaine Edwards, chair; Holly Simpson, chair-elect; Mark Matthews, secretary; and Kent Chalmers, event coordinator.
Chapter leadership noted that the chapter’s first efforts have been to expand its initial membership. To that end, they’ve invited local attorneys and law professors to speak at chapter lunches as a means of sharing values promoted by the J. Reuben Clark Law Society with the area legal community. They are also working with the Charlotte School of Law on ways to provide law students and professionals with pro-bono opportunities within the law school’s criminal, immigration, elder law and business/entrepreneurship clinics. Reflecting on their efforts to form and launch the chapter, Blaine Edwards, chair, praised Mark Matthews, a professor at Charlotte School of Law, for his efforts in bringing the chapter together and promoting active mentorship among local law professionals and law students. Congratulations to the members of the new Charlotte North Carolina and best wishes as you promote the values of the Society.
By Paul Werner, JRCLS Media Committee

Posted: May 5, 2015