27 NCAC 01D .1516         Powers, Duties, and Organization of the Board

(a)  The board shall have the following powers and duties:

(1)           to exercise general supervisory authority over the administration of these rules;

(2)           to adopt and amend regulations consistent with these rules with the approval of the council;

(3)           to establish an office or offices and to employ such persons as the board deems necessary for the proper administration of these rules, and to delegate to them appropriate authority, subject to the review of the council;

(4)           to report annually on the activities and operations of the board to the council and make any recommendations for changes in the rules or methods of operation of the continuing legal education program;

(5)           to submit an annual budget to the council for approval and to ensure that expenses of the board do not exceed the annual budget approved by the council;

(6)           to administer a law office assistance program for the benefit of lawyers who request or are required to obtain training in the area of law office management.

(b)  The board shall be organized as follows:

(1)           Quorum - Five members shall constitute a quorum of the board.

(2)           The Executive Committee - The executive committee of the board shall be comprised of the chairperson, a vice-chairperson elected by the members of the board, and a member to be appointed by the chairperson. Its purpose is to conduct all necessary business of the board that may arise between meetings of the full board. In such matters it shall have complete authority to act for the board.

(3)           Other Committees - The chairperson may appoint committees as established by the board for the purpose of considering and deciding matters submitted to them by the board.

(c)  Appeals - Except as otherwise provided, the board is the final authority on all matters entrusted to it under Section .1500 and Section .1600 of this subchapter. Therefore, any decision by a committee of the board pursuant to a delegation of authority may be appealed to the full board and will be heard by the board at its next scheduled meeting. A decision made by the staff pursuant to a delegation of authority may also be reviewed by the full board but should first be appealed to any committee of the board having jurisdiction on the subject involved. All appeals shall be in writing. The board has the discretion to, but is not obligated to, grant a hearing in connection with any appeal regarding the accreditation of a program.


History Note:        Authority - Order of the North Carolina Supreme Court, October 7, 1987, 318 N.C. 711;

Readopted Eff. December 8, 1994;

Amended by council October 22, 2004;

Amended Eff. March 3, 2005.