A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO SUPPORT AND ASSIST SMALL BUSINESSES AND ASSOCIATION MEMBERS WITH AFFORDABLE LEGAL SERVICES BY ALLOWING NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS OPERATING AS A PROFESSIONAL AND TRADE ASSOCIATION OR A BUSINESS LEAGUE TO PROVIDE LEGAL SERVICES TO ITS MEMBERS USING ATTORNEYS DULY LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN THIS STATE.
Adds new subsection (c) to GS 84-5.1 as the title indicates. Provides that a nonprofit organization, tax exempt under 26 U.S.C. �_ 501(c)(6) or authorized under GS Chapter 55A and operating as a professional and trade association or business league, as defined under Internal Revenue Service guidelines, may provide legal services to its members solely by and through attorneys licensed to practice law in North Carolina, subject to the rules and regulations of the North Carolina State Bar, as approved by the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Provides additional guidelines, registration requirements, and operational criteria for a nonprofit wishing to provide access to legal services for its members using licensed North Carolina attorneys.
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