The Mecklenburg County Bar has selected RCD associate Matt Tomsic for the 2022 Bar Leadership Institute (BLI). BLI, in its 20th year, identifies and develops leaders for the Mecklenburg County Bar and Foundation by providing participants opportunities to develop their personal leadership potential and skills; become aware of leadership opportunities with the Bar and the greater Charlotte community; consider pressing Bar and community issues with peers and presenters of the highest caliber; and develop a spirit of lasting collegiality with their fellow participants.
Selection for BLI is competitive. The Bar chooses leaders based on their commitment and motivation to serve in leadership positions, their history of public service and involvement in charitable organizations, and their willingness to engage in meaningful work with the Bar or the Foundation, among other criteria.
In the program, Matt and others will participate in 15 hours of continuing legal education, receive individual coaching by a leadership consultant, and attend the Bar’s annual Bar Leadership Dinner and a two-day retreat at the Whitewater Center. Topics covered in the CLEs include: leading through listening, storytelling, and relationships; the history and future of practicing law in Mecklenburg County; the role of race and poverty on Mecklenburg’s past and future; and diversity and inclusion in the county’s legal community and justice system.
Matt graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2017. He focuses his practice at RCD on Chapter 11 bankruptcy, general business litigation, and commercial landlord/tenant disputes. Matt is also committed to giving back to the community and has volunteered with Disaster Legal Services, the Council for Children’s Rights, and the Housing Stability Project. Outside of his practice, he serves on the NCBA Bankruptcy Council as the YLD Liaison and the Mecklenburg County Bar Law Day Committee.