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.0104 State Bar Council: Powers and Duties in Discipline and Disability Matters

The Council of the North Carolina State Bar will have the power and duty

(1) to supervise and conduct disciplinary proceedings in accordance with the provisions hereinafter set forth;

(2) to appoint members of the commission as provided by statute;

(3) to appoint a counsel. The counsel will serve at the pleasure of the council. The counsel will be a member of the North Carolina State Bar but will not be permitted to engage in the private practice of law;

(4) to order the transfer of a member to disability inactive status when such member has been judicially declared incompetent or has been involuntarily committed to institutional care because of incompetence or disability;

(5) to accept or reject the surrender of the license to practice law of any member of the North Carolina State Bar;

(6) to order the disbarment of any member whose resignation is accepted;

(7) to review the report of any hearing panel upon a petition for reinstatement of a disbarred attorney and to make final determination as to whether the license will be restored.

History Note: Statutory Authority G.S. 84-23

Readopted Effective December 8, 1994

Amended September 7, 1995, October 8, 2009

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