North Carolina State Bar Non-Lawyer Website
Welcome to the website of the North Carolina State Bar. The North Carolina State Bar is the agency of state government that is responsible for the regulation of lawyers who are licensed in North Carolina. This website is designed to provide members of the public with information about the State Bar and lawyer regulation in North Carolina. For an overview of what the State Bar does, click on the menu item labeled “Who We Are.”
The North Carolina State Bar has another website that provides information to lawyers about their responsibilities as active members of the State Bar. The website includes, among other things, the State Bar’s rules, ethics opinions, and forms. You can access that website by clicking on the menu item labeled “State Bar Website.”
Admission to the North Carolina State Bar is regulated by the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners, a separate state agency. For information on the requirements for admission to the North Carolina State Bar, click here for the website of the Board of Law Examiners.
Important Notice – State Bar Websites, Phones, and Email
The State Bar will be moving to its new headquarters on Monday, April 29. The move will affect our websites, phone lines, and email. Here are important dates to note:
Websites – All State Bar websites will be offline from 5 PM on Friday, April 26 until Sunday morning, April 28.
Email – While our websites are down (see timeframe above), there will be no access to email.
Phones – Phone lines will be down from 5 PM on Friday, April 26 until 8 AM on Wednesday, May 1. If you need to contact a staff member on Monday and Tuesday (April 29-30), please use email. A list of email addresses for State Bar staff can be found here. Please note that staff members will be moving their offices on Monday, April 29, so response times to email might be delayed.
- Statement on Disciplinary Action against Michael Nifong
- How Lawyers are Disciplined
This article appeared in the June 1, 2007, edition of the News & Observer. Written by the State Bar's Executive Director, it explains who the State Bar is, gives an overview of the disciplinary process, and what are the possible outcomes.
- How the Disciplinary Hearing Commission (DHC) Works