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Public Hearing Notice: Inviting Public Comment on Child Support Guidelines

In accordance with G.S. 50-13.4(c1), the Conference of Chief District Court Judges is reviewing the statewide presumptive child support guidelines.

George Hanna III Receives Distinguished Service Award

George V. Hanna III received the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award on May 3, 2018, at the Mecklenburg County Bar’s annual Law Day luncheon.

State Bar Releases 2017 Annual Report

The North Carolina State Bar has released its Annual Report for 2017.

2017 Legislative Year in Review

This list contains new laws and bills of interest to the legal profession that were introduced or considered by the General Assembly in 2017. This update is provided for informational purposes only, is not exhaustive, and does not constitute endorsement of or opposition to any particular item.

Timeshare Resale Scam Alert

The North Carolina State Bar learned of a scam targeting owners of timeshares.

"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.

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.

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.”

Upcoming EventsView All


Quarterly Meeting of the State Bar Council

Carolina Hotel, Pinehurst

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

Unauthorized Practice of Law Complaint Form

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

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, cllick here and submit via mail or email to

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