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"Ethics Board" Email Scam

The NC State Bar has been notified of an email scam. The email is from “Ethics Board” and urges recipient to click on links to review complaints against the attorney. This is a malware scam - do NOT open.

Judge Gary Lynn Locklear Honored with Distinguished Service Award

Judge Gary Lynn Locklear was presented with the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award at the Annual Buck Harris Dinner on December 8, 2017.

Joseph G. Maddrey Received Distinguished Service Award

Attorney Joseph G. Maddrey received the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award on Thursday December 7, 2017, at the Pennrose Country Club in Reidsville, NC.

Transition at the State Bar

After 26 years as the North Carolina State Bar’s executive director, Tom Lunsford has given notice of his intention to resign, effective December 31, 2018.

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Silverstein Sworn In as President

Raleigh attorney John M. Silverstein has been sworn in as president of the North Carolina State Bar.

Chief Justice’s Statement on Senate Bill 698

A bill has been introduced in the Senate that seeks to amend the North Carolina Constitution to provide for two-year terms of office for Justices and Judges.

Wire Fraud Prevention Best Practices Webinar

The State Bar participated in the Wire Fraud Prevention Best Practices webinar from the NC Closing Task Force.

Free Trust Account Management CLE Course Available to Members & Paralegals

The North Carolina State Bar and the North Carolina Bar Association have released part 2 of a free trust account management CLE course. This course is available for free to both members and certified paralegals.

Unauthorized Attempts to Audit Trust Accounts

The North Carolina State Bar has learned that a caller representing an entity named “Small Business Growth Alliance” is calling lawyers and telling them that their IOLTA accounts are due for audit. The caller falsely claims that Small Business Growth Alliance is authorized by the State Bar to perform random audits and tries to schedule the audits.

Alert: Public Targeted By Person Claiming To Be NC Lawyer

The North Carolina State Bar has received inquiries from members of the public about letters sent to them by “Mason C. Donovan.” The letters indicate that Mason C. Donovan is a North Carolina lawyer practicing with the Charlotte firm “Donovan and Paquette.”

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Jan
23

Quarterly Meeting of the State Bar Council

North Carolina State Bar, Raleigh

Disciplinary Forms

Complaint Form

To file a complaint against a NC lawyer, click here.

If you are a complainant, you can request information about the status of a grievance at grievancestatus@ncbar.gov.

Unauthorized Practice of Law Complaint Form

To file an unauthorized practice complaint form, click here.

Fee Dispute Resolution Form

If you have a fee dispute with your lawyer, you may wish to participate in the State Bar's Fee Dispute Resolution Program, which is available free of charge to clients who dispute their legal fees. 

For more information about fee dispute resolution, click here.

To fill out a complaint form, click here

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