State Bar Forms
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ADA Notice and Grievance Procedure
Client Security Fund
PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, effective immediately and until further notice, please communicate with the State Bar through email only. Attempts to communicate with the State Bar via telephone, United States Mail, UPS, FedEx, or facsimile may result in substantial delay. Submit your Client Security Fund form to Maria Brown.
Continuing Legal Education
Fee Dispute Resolution
PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, effective immediately and until further notice, please communicate with the State Bar through email only. Attempts to communicate with the State Bar via telephone, United States Mail, UPS, FedEx, or facsimile may result in substantial delay. Submit your Fee Dispute Resolution form to Lee Ramos.
Foreign Legal Consultant
Good Standing, Discipline Letters, Bar App, and Bar ID Card Request
- For a Certificate of Good Standing from the NC Supreme Court (the highest court of the state) contact the NC Supreme Court.
- For a certificate as required by the NC Secretary of State for a PA, PC, or PLLC see the Professional Organizations section below.
(Submit the form via mail or email to email@example.com.)
If you are a complainant, you can request information about the status of a grievance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interpreter Reimbursement Program
Law Student Certification
Petition for Transfer to Inactive Status
Petition for Reinstatement - Short Form (Inactive or Administratively Suspended 12 Months or Less)
Petition for Reinstatement - Long Form (Inactive or Administratively Suspended More Than 12 Months)
North Carolina State Bar Expense Report
Paralegal certification forms can be found at the Paralegal Certification website
Petition For Emeritus Pro Bono Status For Inactive Members
Petition for Pro Bono Practice by Out-of-State Lawyer
Statement Regarding Pro Bono Supervision for Emeritus or Out of State Attorney
Temporary Pro Bono Practice Form (Hurricane Florence)
Attorneys from other states may now register to provide pro bono assistance to those in North Carolina who were affected by Hurricane Florence. Clink on these links to read the Administrative Order from the North Carolina Supreme Court and the Proposed Amendment to Rule .0905.
Application processing time is three to five business days from date of receipt.
Click here to read an article on authorized practice compliance issues for interstate law firms.
Pro Hac Vice
Pro Hac Vice Admission Registration Statement
Update Form - Court of Appeals (to update a prior Pro Hac Vice Admission Registration Statement when admission pro hac vice is granted by the North Carolina Court of Appeals)
Update Form - Supreme Court (to update a prior Pro Hac Vice Admission Registration Statement when admission Pro Hac Vice is granted by the North Carolina Supreme Court)
Update Form for New Sponsoring Attorney (to update a prior Pro Hac Vice Admission Registration Statement when the NC sponsoring attorney has withdrawn and a new NC attorney has been appointed)
Specialization forms can be found on the Legal Specialization website
A list of registered trade names can be found here.
Click here to read an article on registering a website URL with the State Bar.
Click here to read Staff Rules for Registration of Similar Trade Names.
Unauthorized Practice of Law