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State Bar to Host Virtual October Council Meeting

The October 2020 Quarterly Meeting of the State Bar Council will take place by electronic means in lieu of in-person meetings at the State Bar’s Headquarters.

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.

Fax Scam Targeting NC Lawyers

In recent days, Lawyers Mutual has been alerted to a fax scam targeting North Carolina lawyers. The focus is on an unclaimed permanent life insurance policy for a deceased client of a Canadian law firm.

Marcia H. Armstrong of Smithfield Nominated as Vice-President

Smithfield Attorney Marcia H. Armstrong has been selected by the State Bar's Nominating Committee to stand for election to the office of vice-president of the North Carolina State Bar.

Warning: Pro Accident Injury Lawyers

A referral business named “Pro Accident Injury Lawyers” is including names of North Carolina lawyers who are not participants in the referral service.

A message from President Colon Willoughby Regarding Recent Events

If we truly believe in freedom and justice in this nation, then we need to embrace racial equality for all.

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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