IP Attorney Selected for Local Leadership Honors


Charlotte Intellectual Property Attorney Patrick Horne commenced the New Year with inductions into two high profile local leadership roles.  Horne was selected to join the Mecklenburg County Bar’s 2013 Bar Leadership Institute class, and was also named to the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce’s 2013-2014 Young Professionals Board.

Horne’s Bar Leadership Institute (BLI) involvement formally commenced at a dinner celebrating Mecklenburg County Bar and Mecklenburg Bar Foundation leadership on January 31 at Charlotte City Club.  The 2013 BLI class then attended a mandatory weekend retreat from February 1 – 3 in Hickory, North Carolina. The next step of the process includes a series of seven three-hour interactive class sessions presented by a highly-regarded group of community leaders between February 20 and May 22, 2013.  The group will then select a project to be implemented following graduation.

In reviewing applications, the BLI Committee looks for candidates who demonstrate commitment and motivation to serve in positions of Bar and Foundation/community leadership, and who have a record of service in charitable organizations.  The facilitators of the 2013 BLI program are Vern and Jayne Williams of Myndworks Learning Network, Inc.

During Horne’s two-year term on the Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals Board, he will serve as Public Policy Co-Chair, a role that includes representing the Board on the greater Charlotte Chamber’s Public Policy Committees.  The 2013-2014 Board was announced at the Chamber’s inaugural Young Professional Awards earlier in the month.  The mission of the Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals (formerly Engage Charlotte) is to work with city leaders, the business community and organizations to attract and retain young professionals in our community.  Members strive to serve as a voice for Charlotte’s young professionals and partner with like-minded groups to provide value to the community.  The group is open to professionals ages 21-39 who are interested in economic and workforce development, civic engagement and Charlotte’s quality of life. 

“I am honored and excited at the thought of what’s to come over the course of my journey with both BLI and the Young Professionals Board,” Horne stated.  “Not only do I have the incredible opportunity to further hone my practice and identify leadership opportunities within Charlotte’s legal community, but I will also be exposed to Charlotte’s greater young professionals network, and have a chance to help others see first-hand all that Charlotte has to offer.” 



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