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.1902 Definitions

(1) Applicant - The person applying for certification or continued certification of specialization.

(2) Board - The North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

(3) Committee - The specialty committee appointed by the board in the applicant's specialty field.

(4) Sponsor - An organization offering continuing legal education courses for attendance by attorneys.

(5) Accredited Sponsor - A sponsor which has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the board that the continuing legal education programs offered by it meet the accreditation standards on a continuing basis warranting a presumption of accreditation.

(6) Accreditation - A determination by the board that the continuing legal education activities further the professional competence of the applicant and a certain number of hours of continuing legal education credit should be awarded for participation in the continuing legal education activity.

(7) Continuing Legal Education (CLE) - Attendance at lecture-type instruction meeting the standards in Rule .1903 of this subchapter or participation in alternative activities described in Rule .1905 of this subchapter.

(8) Specialty Field - An area of the law as defined by the board in which the board certifies specialists.

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

Readopted Effective December 8, 1994

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