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Learn more about legal organizations in the state of North Carolina including the North Carolina State Bar, the New York Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the New York Association for Justice.

North Carolina State Bar


217 E. Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

PO Box 25908
Raleigh, NC 27611-5908


The North Carolina State Bar is the state agency responsible for regulating the practice of law in North Carolina. Use the website of the North Carolina Bar to find latest news and information from the State Bar, research the existing rules, regulations and ethics opinions of the State Bar, learn more about the regulation of the legal profession in North Carolina, and review proposed ethics opinions and proposed amendments to the rules and regulations of the State Bar

North Carolina Advocates for Justice


Founded in 1962, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice is a nonprofit association of legal professionals focused on protecting the rights of the individual through professional and community legal education and protecting the safety of North Carolina's citizens. The North Carolina Advocates for Justice area headquartered in Raleigh, NC. Many of the top criminal defense and personal injury attorneys in North Carolina belong to this trusted organization…Read more »


North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization for Attorneys

North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization


In 1985, the North Carolina State Bar created the Board of Legal Specialization. Two years later the board began designating qualified attorneys as "board certified" or "legal certified specialist" in various practice areas. Today, approximately 5% of registered attorneys in North Carolina are certified specialists one of 15 different areas of specialization. Pursuant to Rule 7.4 of the Revised Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar, attorneys in that state are not permitted to claim that he or she is a "specialist" or an "expert" unless the attorney has been certified as a specialist by the State Bar's Board of Legal Specialization. North Carolina also allows board-certified attorneys to use the specialist designation if the attorney has been certified by an organization approved by the American Bar Association ("ABA") to grant specialty certification... Read more »

This article was last updated on Monday, September 9, 2019.