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.0201 General Provisions

(a) The Authorized Practice Committee is a standing committee of the council. The committee is comprised of councilors and advisory members appointed by the president. All members may vote on all matters coming before the committee unless prohibited by other rules of the State Bar.

(b) The purpose of the Authorized Practice Committee is to protect the public from the unauthorized or unlawful practice of law by investigating information received about the possible unauthorized practice of law, by seeking compliance with the law, and by seeking enforcement of the law when necessary.

(c) The Authorized Practice Committee may issue advisory opinions concerning questions of significant interest to the public, the bar, and the courts on what constitutes the unauthorized practice of law.

(d) The Authorized Practice Committee oversees the counsel’s administration of the rules for registration of prepaid legal services plans and for online document providers, and directs the counsel to take such action as is necessary to enforce those rules.

History Note: Authority G.S. 84-37;

Readopted Eff. December 8, 1994

Amendments Approved by the Supreme Court: February 3, 2000; March 20, 2024

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