a) Amount and Due Date
The annual membership fee shall be in the amount as provided by law and shall be due and payable to the secretary of the North Carolina State Bar on January 1 of each year and the same shall become delinquent if not paid before July 1 of each year.
(b) Late Fee
Any attorney who fails to pay the entire annual membership fee in the amount provided by law and the annual Client Security Fund assessment approved by the North Carolina Supreme Court before July 1 of each year shall also pay a late fee of $30.
(c) Waiver of All or Part of Dues
No part of the annual membership fee or Client Security Fund assessment shall be prorated or apportioned to fractional parts of the year, and no part of the membership fee or Client Security Fund assessment shall be waived or rebated for any reason with the following exceptions:
(1) A person licensed to practice law in North Carolina for the first time by examination shall not be liable for dues or the Client Security Fund assessment during the year in which the person is admitted;
(2) A person licensed to practice law in North Carolina serving in the armed forces, whether in a legal or nonlegal capacity, will be exempt from payment of dues and Client Security Fund assessment for any year in which the member is on active duty in the military service;
(3) A person licensed to practice law in North Carolina who files a petition for inactive status on or before December 31 of a given year shall not be liable for the membership fee or the Client Security Fund assessment for the following year if the petition is granted. A petition shall be deemed timely if it is postmarked on or before December 31.
History Note: Statutory Authority G.S. 84-23; G.S. 84-34
Readopted Effective December 8, 1994
Amended September 7, 1995; December 7, 1995; March 7, 1996