115C-13.5. Prohibition on use of State funds to employ private counsel in litigation.

As provided in G.S. 114-2.3(d) and G.S. 147-17(c1), the State Board of Education shall not use any State funds to employ private counsel to provide litigation services to the State Board of Education. As used in this section, litigation services include legal work conducted in anticipation of or in preparation for any suit or action. As used in this section, private counsel includes any licensed attorney retained, engaged, or otherwise representing the State Board of Education but does not include a licensed attorney who holds a permanent budgeted position in either the Department of Justice or the State Board of Education. (2017-57, s. 7.18(a).)