RCD Associate Natalie Kutcher Selected for the 2023 Bar Leadership Institute
The Mecklenburg County Bar has selected Rayburn Cooper & Durham associate Natalie Kutcher for the 2023 Bar Leadership Institute (BLI). In its 21st year, BLI 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, Natalie 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.
Natalie graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2019. Prior to law school, she taught high school World History with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system. Natalie focuses her practice at RCD on business litigation and commercial transactions. She also regularly contributes to the firm’s Business Court Blast publication and serves on the Mecklenburg County Bar Communications Committee.