Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), the North Carolina State Bar will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
Employment: The North Carolina State Bar does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.
Effective Communication: The North Carolina State Bar will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the North Carolina State Bar’s programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.
Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The North Carolina State Bar will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in North Carolina State Bar offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of the North Carolina State Bar, should contact the office of our ADA Coordinator, Martha A. Fletcher, at (919) 828-4620, or 217 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event.
The ADA does not require the North Carolina State Bar to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
If you believe that a program, service, or activity of the North Carolina State Bar is not accessible to persons with disabilities, please contact our ADA Coordinator, Martha A. Fletcher, at (919) 828-4620, or 217 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601.
The North Carolina State Bar will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.
Certification Exams: To submit an accommodation request associated with taking one of the State Bar’s certification exams (Paralegal Certification or Specialty Certification), please contact the managing director of the relevant program:
Paralegal Certification: Joy Belk
Specialty Certification: Denise Mullen