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Change for 2020 Membership Fees Invoicing

The State Bar will no longer mail paper invoices for the collection of membership fees and the annual IOLTA certification. Instead, members will receive a postcard reminder to pay and certify online, along with the usual email notifications.

ALERT: Malicious “State Bar Association” Email

A member of the North Carolina State Bar received a scam email purporting to be from “the State Bar Association.”

John R. Wester Receives Distinguished Service Award

Buddy Wester received the North Carolina State Bar John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award at the Mecklenburg County Law & Society Luncheon in Charlotte on October 31, 2019.

State Bar Swears In New Officers

At it's Annual Dinner on October 24, 2019, the State Bar's new officers were sworn in by Chief Justice Cheri Beasley.

Cybersecurity Incident - Update

The State Bar was the target of a ransomware attack on the evening of Monday, September 30. The attack took down all of our servers, but we are making significant progress on our system recovery and restoration.

Cybersecurity Incident

A cybersecurity incident occurred at the State Bar on Monday, September 30.

Timeshare Resale Scam Alert

The North Carolina State Bar has learned that a scam targeting owners of timeshares has resurfaced in North Carolina.

2019 Judicial District Realignment/Renumbering

N.C.G.S. § 7A-60 was recently amended by the NC General Assembly. Effective January 1, 2019, North Carolina’s Prosecutorial Districts and Judicial District Bars were reconstituted and/or renumbered.

Wire Transfer Fraud Checklist

The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently provided the State Bar with a helpful checklist for use by victims of wire transfer fraud.

"Secure Email" Phishing Scams

The State Bar has recently learned of two separate email scams that appear to be targeting lawyers or individuals associated with the legal profession.

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Disciplinary Forms

Complaint Form

To file a complaint against a NC lawyer, complete this form and submit it via mail or email to

If you are a complainant, you can request information about the status of a grievance at

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Unauthorized Practice of Law Complaint Form

To file an unauthorized practice complaint form, complete this form and submit it via mail or email to

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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 and submit via mail or email to

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