Administrative fees and actual costs are assessed to lawyers against whom the Disciplinary Hearing Commission imposes discipline.
The following administrative fees are assessed in proceedings before the Disciplinary Hearing Commission:
The Grievance Committee administrative fee which was in effect on the date the grievance file was opened ($100 if the grievance file was opened before August 1, 2010; $350 if the grievance file was opened on or after August 1, 2010)
(1) For contested DHC cases in which discipline is imposed, $1,500 per day for each day spent in a contested hearing. “A day spent in a contested hearing” is a full day or any fraction of a day in which the DHC hearing panel calls a hearing to order; or
(2) For uncontested DHC cases in which discipline is imposed, $750. “An uncontested DHC case” is a case in which the DHC hearing panel enters a consent order of discipline and does not call a hearing to order.
Pursuant to 27 NCAC 1 D .0903(a)(1)(C), any lawyer who fails timely to pay the administrative fees and costs assessed will be subject to have his or her license to practice law suspended.