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Organization of the North Carolina State Bar

Section .0300 Permanent Relinquishment of Membership in the State Bar

.0301 Effect of Relinquishment

(a) Order of Relinquishment. Pursuant to the authority of the council to resolve questions pertaining to membership status as specified in N.C. Gen. Stat. 84-23, the council may allow a member of the State Bar to relinquish his or her membership in the State Bar subject to the conditions set forth in this section. Upon the satisfaction of those conditions, the council may enter an order declaring that the individual is no longer a member of the State Bar and no longer has the privileges of membership set forth in N.C. Gen. Stat. 84-16 and in the rules of the State Bar.

(b) Requirements to Return to Practice of Law. If an individual who has been granted relinquishment of membership desires to return to the practice of law in the state of North Carolina, he or she must apply to the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners and satisfy all of the requirements to obtain a license to practice law in the state of North Carolina as if for the first time.

(c) Prohibition on Representations. Effective upon the date of the order of relinquishment, the former licensee is prohibited from representing that he or she is

(1) a lawyer in North Carolina,

(2) licensed to practice law in North Carolina,

(3) able to provide legal services in North Carolina, or

(4) a member of the North Carolina State Bar.

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

Adopted September 24, 2015

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