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Recent Disciplinary Actions by the North Carolina Bar: Spring 2017

Each quarter, the North Carolina State Bar (“NC Bar”) publishes its most-recent disciplinary actions against attorneys licensed in the state. Here is a summary of some of the most noteworthy actions from Spring 2017: 1. Disbarments The NC Bar’s… Read More
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A Look at the CPA Ethics Rule Changes Effective May 1, 2017

Some noteworthy changes to the professional ethics and conduct rules for Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in North Carolina went into effect on May 1, 2017. The amended rules include the following: 1. 21 NCAC 08N .0203 Discreditable Conduct Prohib… Read More
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Ethical Considerations for Virtual Law Offices (VLOs) in North Carolina

Whether your goal is to save on expenses or maintain as much personal freedom as possible (or, as is perhaps most common, a combination of both), operating a virtual law office (VLO) has grown into a viable option within the legal profession. These d… Read More
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Confidentiality and Client Records: Understanding CPAs’ Ethical Obligations

All certified public accountants (CPAs) in North Carolina are subject to Subchapter 08N of the North Carolina Administrative Code, which is entitled “Professional Ethics and Conduct.” This subchapter establishes the rules that govern all CPAs and… Read More
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A Look at the Rule Changes Currently Pending with the North Carolina Medical Board

The NC Rules Review Commission of the North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB) regularly considers and approves changes to the rules that govern the practice of medicine in North Carolina. You can follow the latest developments and review drafts of propos… Read More
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Steps to Take When Facing a Grievance Filed by the North Carolina Medical Board

As a physician facing disciplinary action from the North Carolina Medical Board, there are steps you should begin taking promptly in order to minimize the consequences to the greatest extent possible. Depending on the severity and extent of the alleg… Read More
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Can Criminal Charges Put Your Professional License at Risk?

As a licensed professional in North Carolina, facing criminal charges can cause significant harm to your reputation, especially if the charges become publicized. But, did you know that, in many instances, facing criminal charges can put your professi… Read More
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Summary of Recent Disciplinary Actions by the NC Bar

Each quarter, the North Carolina State Bar (“NC Bar”) updates its website to include summaries and links to the most-recent disciplinary actions involving North Carolina-barred attorneys. These updates should be of interest to all practicing atto… Read More
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I Received a Letter of Notice From the NC Bar Grievance Committee – What Now?

If you have received a Letter of Notice from the Grievance Committee of the North Carolina State Bar, you need to take it seriously. Even if you believe that the allegations contained in the letter are unfounded, you have a professional obligation to… Read More
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Examples of Recent Disciplinary Actions by the North Carolina Medical Board

Among its many roles, the North Carolina Medical Board is tasked with conducting disciplinary proceedings and imposing disciplinary action for physicians who fail to meet their professional responsibilities. If you are facing disciplinary action by t… Read More
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