27 NCAC 01D .0706         Powers and Duties of the Vice-Chairperson

The vice-chairperson of the Grievance Subcommittee overseeing ACAP, or his/her designee, who must be a councilor, will:

(1)           approve or disapprove any recommendation that a petition for resolution of a disputed fee be dismissed;

(2)           call and preside over meetings of the committee; and

(3)           refer to the Grievance Committee all cases in which it appears to the vice chairperson that:

(a)           a lawyer might have charged, contracted to receive or received an illegal or clearly excessive fee or a clearly excessive amount for expenses; or

(b)           a lawyer might have failed to refund an unearned portion of a fee in violation of Rule 1.5 the Rules of Professional Conduct; or

(c)           a lawyer might have violated one or more Rules of Professional Conduct other than or in addition to Rule 1.5.


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

Adopted Eff. May 4, 2000;

Amended Eff. March 11, 2010; March 8, 2007; February 5, 2002.