27 NCAC 01D .0613         Confidentiality

The lawyer assistance program is an approved lawyers' assistance program in accordance with the requirements of Rule 1.6(c) of the Revised Rules of Professional Conduct.  Except as noted herein and otherwise required by law, information received during the course of investigating, evaluating, and assisting an impaired lawyer shall be privileged and held in the strictest confidence by the staff of the lawyer assistance program, the members of the board, and the members of any committee of the board.  If a report of impaired condition is made by members of a lawyer's family, and there is good cause shown, the board may, in its discretion, release information to appropriate members of the lawyer's family if the board or its duly authorized committee determines that such disclosure is in the best interest of the impaired lawyer.


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

Readopted Eff. December 8, 1994;

Amended Eff. February 3, 2000.