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Rules Governing the Board of Law Examiners and the Training of Law Students

Section .0200 Rules Governing Practical Training of Law Students

.0205 Supervision

(a) A supervising attorney shall

(1) be an active member of the North Carolina State Bar who
has practiced law as a full-time occupation for at least two years;

(2) supervise no more than two legal interns concurrently, provided, however, there is no limit on the number of legal interns who may be supervised concurrently by an attorney who is a full or part-time member of a law school's faculty or staff whose primary responsibility as a faculty member is supervising legal interns in a legal aid clinic and, further provided, that an attorney who supervises legal interns through an externship or out-placement program of a law school legal aid clinic may supervise up to five legal interns;

(3) assume personal professional responsibility for any work undertaken by a legal intern while under his or her supervision;

(4) assist and counsel with a legal intern in the activities permitted by these rules and review such activities with the legal intern, all to the extent required for the proper practical training of the legal intern and the protection of the client;

(5) read, approve and personally sign any pleadings or other papers prepared by a legal intern prior to the filing thereof, and read and approve any documents prepared by a legal intern for execution by a client or third party prior to the execution thereof;

(6) prior to commencing the supervision, assume responsibility for supervising a legal intern by filing with the North Carolina State Bar a signed notice setting forth the period during which supervising attorney expects to supervise the activities of an identified legal intern, and that the supervising attorney will adequately supervise the legal intern
in accordance with these rules; and

(7) notify the North Carolina State Bar in writing promptly whenever the supervision of a legal intern ceases.

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

Readopted Effective December 8, 1994

Amended June 7, 2001; March 6, 2002; March 6, 2008; September 24, 2015

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