27 ncac 01d .0706 POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE VICE-CHAIRPERSON
The vice-chairperson of the Grievance Subcommittee overseeing ACAP, or his or her designee, who must be a councilor, will:
(a) approve or disapprove any recommendation that an impasse be declared in any fee dispute; and
(b) refer to the Grievance Committee all cases in which it appears that
(i) a lawyer might have demanded, charged, contracted to receive or received an illegal or clearly excessive fee or a clearly excessive amount for expenses in violation of Rule 1.5 of the Rules of Professional Conduct; or
(ii) 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
(iii) 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;
Amendments Approved by the Supreme Court: February 5, 2002; March 8, 2007; March
11, 2010; September 25, 2019.