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Governing Rules of the State Bar

These rules govern the administration of the State Bar; they are adopted by the North Carolina State Bar Council after publication for comment and must then be approved by the North Carolina Supreme Court pursuant to N.C.G.S. §84-21.

Ethics/Rules of Professional Conduct

Here you can view adopted and proposed ethics opinions, the Rules of Professional Conduct and proposed amendments to the Rules, and ethics articles that have appeared in the State Bar Journal. You can also find out how to obtain ethics advice.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

Visit the official Continuing Legal Education (CLE) website for the North Carolina State Bar.


Find out how to contact members of the State Bar staff, the State Bar’s leadership, as well as members of the State Bar’s committees, agencies, boards, and commissions. You can also search our membership directory, and find registered organizations.


View frequently asked questions here.


State Bar forms for all departments can be accessed from this page.

Professional Organizations

Professional corporations and professional limited liability companies organized for the practice of law are required to register with the State Bar.

Trust Accounting

In this section you'll find the Trust Account Handbook, which explains the requirements for segregating, safekeeping, and record keeping for client funds, and how the random audit program works. There are also links to past Journal articles about trust accounting, and other timely information.

Helpful Links

Here is a list of website addresses for North Carolina courts and agencies, US courts, organizations affiliated with the NC State Bar, voluntary professional organizations for NC lawyers, and legal aid resources.

Member Login/Pay Annual Dues

Log into your State Bar membership account to perform tasks such as update contact information, view CLE records, and pay your annual State Bar dues.

Pathways to Well-being

In this column from the Journal you will find practical tips and applicable tools to support lawyers and judges in upgrading their personal wellbeing, and add momentum to the wellness efforts of law firms and professional organizations.
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