North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 84 Attorneys-at-Law

Article 1 - Qualifications of Attorney; Unauthorized Practice of Law.

Article 2 - Relation to Client.

Article 3 - Arguments.

Article 4 - North Carolina State Bar.

  • § 84-15   Creation of North Carolina State Bar as an agency of the State
    There is hereby created as an agency of the State of North Carolina, for the purposes and with the powers hereinafter set forth, the North...
  • § 84-16   Membership and privileges
    The membership of the North Carolina State Bar shall consist of two classes, active and inactive. The active members shall be all persons who have...
  • § 84-17   Government
    The government of the North Carolina State Bar is vested in a council of the North Carolina State Bar referred to in this Chapter as...
  • § 84-18   Terms, election and appointment of councilors
    (a) Except as set out in this section, the terms of councilors are fixed at three years commencing on the first day of January in...
  • § 84-18.1   Membership and fees of district bars
    (a) The district bar shall be a subdivision of the North Carolina State Bar subject to the general supervisory authority of the Council and may...
  • § 84-19   Judicial districts definition
    For purposes of this Article, the term "judicial district" refers to prosecutorial districts established by the General Assembly and the term "district bar" means the...
  • § 84-20   Compensation of councilors
    The members of the Council and members of committees when actually engaged in the performance of their duties, including committees sitting upon disbarment proceedings, shall...
  • § 84-21   Organization of Council; publication of rules, regulations and bylaws
    The rules and regulations adopted by the Council under this Article may be amended by the Council from time to time in any manner not...
  • § 84-22   Officers and committees of the North Carolina State Bar
    The officers of the North Carolina State Bar and the Council shall consist of a president, president‑elect, vice‑president and an immediate past president, who shall...
  • § 84-23   Powers of Council
    (a) The Council is vested, as an agency of the State, with the authority to regulate the professional conduct of licensed lawyers and State Bar...
  • § 84-23.1   Prepaid legal services
    (a) This section is in addition to and not a limitation of the powers and responsibilities of the council set out in G.S. 84‑23. To...
  • § 84-24   Admission to practice
    For the purpose of examining applicants and providing rules and regulations for admission to the Bar including the issuance of license therefor, there is hereby...
  • § 84-25   Fees of applicants
    All applicants before the Board of Law Examiners shall pay such fees as prescribed under the rules of said Board as may be promulgated under...
  • § 84-26   Pay of Board of Law Examiners
    Each member of the Board of Law Examiners shall receive the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) for his services in connection with each examination and...
  • § 84-27   Repealed by Session Laws 1945, c. 782
  • § 84-28   Discipline and disbarment
    (a) Any attorney admitted to practice law in this State is subject to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Council under such rules and procedures as...
  • § 84-28.1   Disciplinary hearing commission
    (a) There shall be a disciplinary hearing commission of the North Carolina State Bar which shall consist of 20 members. Twelve of these members shall...
  • § 84-28.2   Persons immune from suit
    Persons shall be immune from suit for all statements made without malice, and intended for transmittal to the North Carolina State Bar or any board,...
  • § 84-29   Evidence and witnesses
    In any investigation of charges of professional misconduct or disability or in petitions for reinstatement, the Council and any committee thereof, and the disciplinary hearing...
  • § 84-30   Rights of accused person
    Any person who shall stand charged with an offense cognizable by the council or any committee thereof or the disciplinary hearing commission or any committee...
  • § 84-31   Counsel; investigators; powers; compensation
    The Council may appoint a member of the North Carolina State Bar to represent the North Carolina State Bar in any proceedings in which it...
  • § 84-32   Records and judgments and their effect; restoration of licenses
    (a) In cases heard by the disciplinary hearing commission or any committee thereof, the proceedings shall be recorded by a certified court reporter and an...
  • § 84-33   Annual and special meetings
    The Council shall hold an annual meeting and other meetings necessary to conduct the business of the North Carolina State Bar. (1933, c. 210, s....
  • § 84-34   Membership fees and list of members
    Every active member of the North Carolina State Bar shall, prior to the first day of July of each year, pay to the secretary‑treasurer an...
  • § 84-34.1   Deposits of the North Carolina State Bar
    Deposits of the North Carolina State Bar, its boards, agencies, and committees shall be secured as provided in G.S. 159‑31(b). (1991, c. 210, s. 3.)
  • § 84-34.2   Specific statutory authority for certain fees
    In addition to fees the Council is elsewhere authorized to charge and collect, the Council may charge and collect the following fees in amounts determined...
  • § 84-35   Saving as to North Carolina Bar Association
    Nothing in this Article contained shall be construed as affecting in any way the North Carolina Bar Association, or any local bar association. (1933, c....
  • § 84-36   Inherent powers of courts unaffected
    Nothing contained in this Article shall be construed as disabling or abridging the inherent powers of the court to deal with its attorneys. (1937, c....
  • § 84-36.1   Clerks of court to certify orders
    The clerk of any court of this State in which a member of the North Carolina State Bar is convicted of any criminal offense, disciplined,...
  • § 84-37   State Bar may investigate and enjoin unauthorized activities
    (a) The Council or any committee appointed by it for that purpose may inquire into and investigate any charges or complaints of (i) unauthorized or...
  • § 84-38   Solicitation of retainer or contract for legal services prohibited; division of fees
    It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, or association or his or their agent, agents, or employees, acting on his or their behalf,...