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I am doing research for a legal ethics course and am having

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I am doing research for a legal ethics course and am having trouble finding the information I seek. I need to know how to become a licensed attorney in the state of North Carolina.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 6 years ago.
Here are the qualifications from the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners.


1) Obtain a law degree from an accredited law school
2) Submit to and pass a character and fitness background examination
3) Obtain a passing score of at least 346 on the bar exam.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Is it a requirement that they join the state or national bar association in this state?
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 6 years ago.
If they intend to practice in North Carolina, and get licensed there, they are admitted to the North Carolina Bar automatically. But it's not required that an attorney join the American Bar Association or any other association.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thank you kindly, Sir.
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 6 years ago.
No problem, it was a pleasure, glad I could help. Have a good night. Thank you for the bonus!
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
No worries. I know attorneys are busy people and I am thankful you could supplement my terrible query skills! Have a great night, yourself!
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 6 years ago.
Sometimes, it's all about knowing where to look. One thing about law school -it teaches you how to research, lol.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I am working on that presently. After nc attorneys are licensed, how are they regulated?
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 6 years ago.
They're regulated by the North Carolina Bar. Attorneys have to take regular CLE (continuing legal education classes) in order to maintain their license, and of course, pay annual dues. Obviously, they should avoid getting into any legal (criminal) trouble, because that can lead to discipline up to and including the loss of one's license. And of course, a client can always file a grievance with the North Carolina Bar Association if they feel their attorney acted unprofessionally or unethically, and the Bar will investigate.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thank you so much! I will leave you alone now! Have a great night!
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 6 years ago.
Just ignore this -it keeps coming up on my screen that you "requested" me, so I'm posting something to clear it out.