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APRIL 2020 EXAM CANCELED

If you signed up for the April exam, your registration and payment has been transferred to the October 10, 2020 exam.

RECERTIFICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline for the January 1, 2020, certification period has been extended until May 1, 2020.

Paralegal Luncheon Postponed

In light of the evolving circumstances surrounding COVID-19/coronavirus, and pursuant to Governor Cooper’s recommendation announced on Thursday, March 12 to postpone gatherings of over 100 people, we have decided to postpone our celebratory luncheon that was scheduled for Friday, March 27. The new date for our celebratory luncheon is Friday, September 18, 2020. Click here to read more. 

Update on Directory and Application Processes

Due to the State Bar’s 2019 cyber incident, certification and recertification processes may be delayed, and directory information may not be current. We are working on improving these processes, and we appreciate your patience. Please contact staff at the State Bar with questions or to verify the status of a paralegal’s certification. 

Retired status now available

Certified paralegals who have retired from the workforce may now petition the board for retired status. Read more here.  

FOLLOW THE STATE BAR ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Stay connected with the North Carolina State Bar on social media by following them on Facebook and Twitter.

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SCAM ALERT - COLLECTING BAR DUES OVER THE PHONE

The State Bar has received a report of a fraudulent attempt to collect NC bar dues over the phone via credit card. We do not solicit payments by phone. Read more here.

State Bar Journal and lawyer's handbook

Click here to view online the latest edition of the State Bar Journal.

The 2019 Lawyer's Handbook is now available for downloading on the State Bar's website.

Important Dates
Apr
18
Application deadline is January 15, 2020.
Oct
10
Application deadline is August 15, 2020