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Disconnect: A Matter of Professionalism and Respect

Modern communication technology enables lawyers to accomplish things in a much more timely, efficient and effective manner in many instances.  Utilized properly, digital communications also…more

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Revised Real Estate Opinion Adopted

The North Carolina State Bar Council adopted proposed revisions to the opinion concerning the involvement of corporations, title companies and other non-lawyers in real estate…more

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Changing Course: Proposed Revisions to Real Estate Closing Opinion

The State Bar has proposed amending its formal opinion concerning the involvement of nonlawyers in real estate closings, Authorized Practice Advisory Opinion 2002-1.  The original…more

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The State Bar’s Been “Zoomed”

Legal document provider, LegalZoom.com, Inc., filed suit against the N.C. State Bar in state court on September 30.  In the suit, LegalZoom challenges the State…more

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Signing Up Clients: Use of Paralegal Could be UPL

In July 2010, the State Bar adopted “Guidelines for Use of Paralegals in Rendering Legal Services.” These guidelines prohibit paralegals from engaging in the practice…more

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