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

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

2021 Dues Notices are Being Emailed

The State Bar is sending out 2021 dues notices to lawyers via email beginning this afternoon. In order to reduce the stress on our web server, the emails will be sent out in batches through tomorrow afternoon.

Christy Installed as President

Greensboro attorney Barbara R. Christy was sworn in as the 86th president of the North Carolina State Bar by North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley.

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.

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.

Upcoming EventsView All


Subcommittee Meeting-2020 FEO 6

Zoom Video Conference

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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