27 NCAC 01B .0104          State Bar Council: Powers and Duties in Discipline and Disability Matters

The Council of the North Carolina State Bar will have the power and duty:

(1)           to supervise and conduct disciplinary proceedings in accordance with the provisions hereinafter set forth;

(2)           to appoint members of the commission as provided by statute;

(3)           to appoint a counsel.  The counsel will serve at the pleasure of the council.  The counsel will be a member of the North Carolina State Bar but will not be permitted to engage in the private practice of law;

(4)           to order the transfer of a member to disability inactive status when such member has been judicially declared incompetent or has been involuntarily committed to institutional care because of incompetence or disability;

(5)           to accept or reject the surrender of the license to practice law of any member of the North Carolina State Bar;

(6)           to order the disbarment of any member whose resignation is accepted;

(7)           to review the report of any hearing panel upon a petition for reinstatement of a disbarred attorney and to make final determination as to whether the license will be restored.


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

Readopted Eff. December 8, 1994;

Amended Eff. October 8, 2009; September 7, 1995.