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North Carolina General Statutes
Chapter 84: Attorneys-at-Law.

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Article 1 - Qualifications of Attorney; Unauthorized Practice of Law. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-1§ 84-1. Oaths taken in open court.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-2§ 84-2. Persons disqualified.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-2.1§ 84-2.1. "Practice law" defined.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-2.2§ 84-2.2. Exemption and additional requirements for Web site providers.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-3§ 84-3. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 108, s. 37.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-4§ 84-4. Persons other than members of State Bar prohibited from practicing law.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-4.1§ 84-4.1. Limited practice of out-of-state attorneys.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-4.2§ 84-4.2. Summary revocation of permission granted out-of-state attorneys to practice.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-5§ 84-5. Prohibition as to practice of law by corporation.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-5.1§ 84-5.1. Rendering of legal services by certain nonprofit corporations.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-6§ 84-6. Exacting fee for conducting foreclosures prohibited to all except licensed attorneys.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-7§ 84-7. District attorneys, upon application, to bring injunction or criminal proceedings.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-7.1§ 84-7.1. Legal clinics of law schools and certain law students and lawyers excepted.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-8§ 84-8. Punishment for violations.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-9§ 84-9. Unlawful for anyone except attorney to appear for creditor in insolvency and certain other proceedings.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-10§ 84-10: Repealed by Session Laws 2011-336, s. 6, effective December 1, 2011, and applicable to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2011.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-10.1§ 84-10.1. Private cause of action for the unauthorized practice of law.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 2 - Relation to Client. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-11§ 84-11. Authority filed or produced if requested.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-12§ 84-12. Failure to file complaint, attorney liable for costs.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-13§ 84-13. Fraudulent practice, attorney liable in double damages.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 3 - Arguments. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-14§ 84-14: Recodified as § 7A-97 by Session Laws 1995, c. 431, s. 7.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 4 - North Carolina State Bar. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-15§ 84-15. Creation of North Carolina State Bar as an agency of the State.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-16§ 84-16. Membership and privileges.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-17§ 84-17. Government.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-18§ 84-18. Terms, election and appointment of councilors.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-18.1§ 84-18.1. Membership and fees of district bars.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-19§ 84-19. Judicial districts definition.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-20§ 84-20. Compensation of councilors.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-21§ 84-21. Organization of Council; publication of rules, regulations and bylaws.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-22§ 84-22. Officers and committees of the North Carolina State Bar.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-23§ 84-23. Powers of Council.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-23.1§ 84-23.1. Prepaid legal services.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-24§ 84-24. Admission to practice.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-25§ 84-25. Fees of applicants.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-26§ 84-26. Expenses of Board of Law Examiners.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-27§ 84-27. Repealed by Session Laws 1945, c. 782.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-28§ 84-28. Discipline and disbarment.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-28.1§ 84-28.1. Disciplinary hearing commission.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-28.2§ 84-28.2. Persons immune from suit.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-29§ 84-29. Evidence and witnesses.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-30§ 84-30. Rights of accused person.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-31§ 84-31. Counsel; investigators; powers; compensation.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-32§ 84-32. Records and judgments and their effect; restoration of licenses.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-32.1§ 84-32.1. Confidentiality of records.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-33§ 84-33. Annual and special meetings.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-34§ 84-34. Membership fees and list of members.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-34.1§ 84-34.1. Deposits of the North Carolina State Bar.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-34.2§ 84-34.2. Specific statutory authority for certain fees.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-35§ 84-35. Saving as to North Carolina Bar Association.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-36§ 84-36. Inherent powers of courts unaffected.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-36.1§ 84-36.1. Clerks of court to certify orders.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-37§ 84-37. State Bar may investigate and enjoin unauthorized activities.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 84-38§ 84-38. Solicitation of retainer or contract for legal services prohibited; division of fees.[HTML] [RTF]

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