Rules of the Standing Committees of the North Carolina State Bar

Section .0600 Rules Governing the Lawyer Assistance Program

.0620 Rehabilitation Contracts for Lawyers Impaired by Substance Abuse

The board, or its duly authorized committee, has the authority to enter into rehabilitation contracts with lawyers suffering from substance abuse including contracts that provide for alcohol and/or drug testing. Such contracts may include the following conditions among others:

(a) that upon receipt of a report of a positive alcohol or drug test for a substance prohibited under the contract, the contract may be amended to include additional provisions considered to be in the best rehabilitative interest of the lawyer and the public; and

(b) that the lawyer stipulates to the admission of any alcohol and/or drug-testing results into evidence in any in camera proceeding brought under this section without the necessity of further authentication.

History Note: Statutory Authority G.S. 84-22; G.S. 84-23

Adopted March 7, 1996

Amended February 3, 2000

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