Bill Summaries: H 714 LEGAL SERVICES.

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  • Summary date: Jun 6 2011 - View Summary

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
    Amends proposed GS 84-5(c) to add nonprofit corporations operating as labor organizations to those entities permitted to provide legal services to members solely by and through attorneys licensed to practice law in North Carolina. Specifies that attorneys providing such legal services are governed by and subject to the Rules of Professional Conduct of the NC State Bar. Requires any association providing legal services to first provide the member of the organization a written policy including specified items. Makes a conforming change to the bill title.

  • Summary date: Apr 6 2011 - View Summary

    Amends GS 84-5 by adding a new subsection (c), providing that a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation operating as a professional and trade association or business league is not prohibited by GS 84-5 from providing legal services to its members by attorneys duly licensed in NC, where the corporation is not allowing unlicensed individuals to control the manner or course of the legal services. Requires the corporation to continually satisfy the requirements of its nonprofit status. Provides that the corporation may charge for and collect charges for the legal services of its officers, employees, and agents rendered to its members, and may compensate those who render the services.