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State Bar's "BarTalk" Podcast Episode 4 Now Available

Episode 4 of the North Carolina State Bar’s "BarTalk" podcast is now available.

North Carolina State Bar Statement on the Gregory Newman Matter

On November 12-13, 2020, the Disciplinary Hearing Commission held a disciplinary hearing to decide whether Gregory Newman engaged in professional misconduct.

The Legal Services Corporation - Grant Funds Available

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announces the availability of grant funds to provide civil legal services to eligible clients during calendar year 2022.

Alert: Increase in Wire Fraud Activity

There is a significant increase in instances of wire fraud affecting lawyer trust accounts in closings of residential real estate sales and mortgage refinancings.

Information Regarding Vaccine Eligibility for Frontline Essential Workers

Beginning March 3, Phase 3 vaccine eligibility was opened to North Carolina frontline essential workers.

State Bar's "BarTalk" Podcast Episode 3 Now Available

Episode 3 of the North Carolina State Bar’s "BarTalk" podcast is now available.

COVID 19 Update: Mental Health Resources for Lawyers

There are resources available to help lawyers weather the storm of this pandemic and build resilience in the process.

State Bar Building Currently Closed: Communications with Staff

The State Bar building is currently closed and our staff is working remotely.

Professional Responsibility in a Pandemic

State Bar issues ethics guidance on COVID-19’s impact on lawyer professional responsibility, including working remotely, using online services, and video conferencing.

COVID-19 and Related Practice Concerns for Real Property Closings and Notarization of Documents

State Bar issues ethics advisory on lawyer’s professional responsibility regarding remote notarial acts and disbursing real estate closing funds prior to recording.

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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