27 NCAC 01D .1902         DEFINITIONS

(a)  Applicant ‑ The person applying for certification or continued certification of specialization.

(b)  Board ‑ The North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

(c)  Committee ‑ The specialty committee appointed by the board in the applicant's specialty field.

(d)  Sponsor ‑ An organization offering continuing legal education courses for attendance by attorneys.

(e)  Accredited Sponsor ‑ A sponsor which has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the board that the continuing legal education programs offered by it meet the accreditation standards on a continuing basis warranting a presumption of accreditation.

(f)  Accreditation ‑ A determination by the board that the continuing legal education activities further the professional competence of the applicant and a certain number of hours of continuing legal education credit should be awarded for participation in the continuing legal education activity.

(g)  Continuing Legal Education (CLE) ‑ Attendance at lecture‑type instruction meeting the standards in Rule .1903 of this Section or participation in alternative activities described in Rule .1905 of this Section.

(h)  Specialty Field ‑ An area of the law as defined by the board in which the board certifies specialists.


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

Readopted Eff. December 8, 1994.