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.0706 Powers and Duties of the Vice-Chairperson

The vice-chairperson of the Grievance Subcommittee overseeing ACAP, or his or her designee, who must be a councilor, will:

(a) approve or disapprove any recommendation that an impasse be declared in any fee dispute; and

(b) refer to the Grievance Committee all cases in which it appears that

(i) a lawyer might have demanded, charged, contracted to receive or received an illegal or clearly excessive fee or a clearly excessive amount for expenses in violation of Rule 1.5 of the Rules of Professional Conduct; or 

(ii) a lawyer might have failed to refund an unearned portion of a fee in violation of Rule 1.5 the Rules of Professional Conduct, or

(iii) a lawyer might have violated one or more Rules of Professional Conduct other than or in addition to Rule 1.5.

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

Adopted by the Supreme Court May 4, 2000

Amendments Approved by the Supreme Court: February 5, 2002; March 8, 2007; March 11, 2010; September 25, 2019

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