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Baker Receives Distinguished Service Award

Ronald G. Baker Sr. received the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award on September 28, 2022, in Raleigh, NC.

Shelby Duffy Benton Receives Distinguished Service Award

Shelby Duffy Benton received the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award on September 29, 2022, in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

"Scott Perkins" Scam Alert

The State Bar has learned that there is a scam involving a letter that purports to come from a lawyer named Scott Perkins at a law firm in Charlotte.

Michaux Receives Distinguished Service Award

Henry M. Michaux, Jr. “Mickey” was presented with the State Bar’s John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award on September 14, 2022, at the University Club in Durham, North Carolina.

State Bar Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the State Bar will coincide with the council’s quarterly business meeting on October 18-21, 2022, and will include the election of officers at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2022.

Quarterly Update - Incorrect Meeting Date

In the latest Quarterly Update sent to members of the State Bar, the Annual Meeting date was listed incorrectly.

Matthew Smith of Eden Nominated as Vice-President

Eden attorney Matthew W. Smith 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. The election will take place in October at the State Bar's annual meeting.

Email Spam Alert

A spam email is circulating claiming to be from the NC State Bar

CLE Board Proposes Sweeping Changes to CLE Rules

On March 12, 2022, the North Carolina State Bar’s Board of Continuing Legal Education (CLE Board) approved large-scale amendments to its rules following a multi-year review process.

State Bar's "BarTalk" Podcast Episode 11 Now Available

In this episode of BarTalk, the State Bar's Peter Bolac and Brian Oten recap the 2022 April Quarterly Meeting of the State Bar Council.

State Bar's "BarTalk" Podcast Episode 10 Now Available

In this podcast, host Mark Henriques interviews three legends of the Legal services community: Rick Glazier, George Hausen, and Kenneth Schorr.

State Bar Issues Report on Secure Leave Policy

The North Carolina State Bar issued a Report on Secure Leave Policy at the October 2021 meeting of the State Bar Council.

Suicide Prevention Resources

Suicide is a chronic problem for our profession. The Lawyer Assistance Program provides resources and help for lawyers and judges before anything hits a crisis point. Contact them today.

State Bar Adopts Report on Private Appointed Counsel Caseload and Compensation

The North Carolina State Bar adopted a report on Private Appointed Counsel Caseload and Compensation at the October 2021 meeting of the State Bar Council.

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.

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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 complaints@ncbar.gov.

If you are a complainant, you can request information about the status of a grievance at grievancestatus@ncbar.gov.

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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 uplcomplaints@ncbar.gov.

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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 feedispute@ncbar.gov.

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