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The NCBA’s extensive volunteer workforce is guided and supported by the steadfast service of its committees, commissions and task forces. If you would like to serve on an Association/Foundation committee for the coming year, please click here to let us know your committee preferences. For a full list of committees and their descriptions, please click here.

  • + Statewide Service Day (4ALL)

    Statewide Service Day (4ALL)

    4ALL Statewide Service Day Committee is a joint initiative of the NCBA and NCBA Foundation that implements and executes the annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day.

    More About Statewide Service Day (4ALL)
  • + Access To Justice Leadership Council

    Access To Justice Leadership Council

    Access to Justice Leadership Council is committed to increasing the level of financial support by lawyers for the annual statewide LANC Access to Justice Campaign. 

  • + Administration of Justice

    Administration of Justice

    Administration of Justice Committee monitors the civil and criminal justice systems in North Carolina and addresses important issues such as overcrowded court dockets, creation of new courts, public defender's offices and judicial salaries.

  • + Appellate Rules

    Appellate Rules

    Appellate Rules Committee examines the rules of appellate procedure and recommends needed changes to the NCBA Board of Governors for ultimate referral to the Chief Justice and the N.C. Supreme Court.

    More About Appellate Rules
  • + Audit & Finance

    Audit & Finance

    Audit & Finance Committee reviews the financial affairs of the North Carolina Bar Association and NCBA Foundation, Inc.

  • + Bench/Bar Liaison

    Bench/Bar Liaison

    Bench/Bar Liaison Committee promotes cooperation between the bench and the bar to advance the profession and its service to the public. Membership consists of judges and attorneys.

  • + Career Services Task Force

    Career Services Task Force

    The Career Services Task Force is charged with researching the issues around the different stages of the careers of our members and to develop a work product containing recommendations to be considered by the Board of Governors identifying the opportunities where our organization may provide services to our members.

  • + Charter & Bylaws

    Charter & Bylaws

    Charter & Bylaws Committee originates and recommends amendments to the Charter & Bylaws of both the North Carolina Bar Association and NCBA Foundation, Inc.

  • + Citizen Lawyers

    Citizen Lawyers

    Citizen Lawyer Committee recognizes the public service of attorneys in North Carolina through the Citizen Lawyer Award.

  • + Communications

    Communications

    Communications Committee recommends to the Board of Governors and/or executive director requirements to accommodate the communications needs of the NCBA, and monitors production of the This is the Law pamphlet series. 

  • + Continuing Legal Education

    Continuing Legal Education

    Continuing Legal Education Committee has oversight responsibility for the Continuing Legal Education program of the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation, Inc.

  • + Convention Planning

    Convention Planning

    Convention Planning Advisory Committee is charged with advising the president and NCBA staff in planning the NCBA Annual Meeting.

  • + Development

    Development

    Development Committee provides volunteer leadership for fundraising activities conducted by the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation, Inc.

  • + Endowment

    Endowment

    Endowment Committee reviews funding requests and recommends grants from the Endowment of the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation, Inc. 

  • + Investment

    Investment

    Investment Committee oversees the investments of the North Carolina Bar Association and North Carolina Bar Association Foundation, Inc., including the Endowment, and assures that their respective funds are invested in the proper manner.

  • + JPE

    JPE

    For each election cycle, the Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee surveys N.C. lawyers to evaluate Superior and District Court judges who are up for election and non-incumbent candidates.

  • + Judicial Independence

    Judicial Independence

    Judicial Independence Committee strives to increase public and legislative awareness of the importance of an independent judiciary and seeks improvements in the methods of selecting judges and justices in North Carolina.

  • + Law School Liaison

    Law School Liaison

    Law School Liaison Committee facilitates communication between legal educators and the practicing bar and serves as a clearinghouse for information regarding the seven N.C. law schools.

  • + Law-Related Education

    Law-Related Education

    Law-Related Education Committee is responsible for organizing and promoting the NCBA’s efforts toward a better understanding of, and appreciation for, the rule of law in both the youth and adult population of our state.

  • + Lawyer Referral Service

    Lawyer Referral Service

    Lawyer Referral Service Committee monitors and advises the NCBA Foundation and Lawyer Referral Service staff on the operation of the North Carolina Lawyer Referral Service.

  • + Delivery of Legal Services

    Delivery of Legal Services

    The Delivery of Legal Services Committee is a new permanent standing committee whose mission will be to coordinate between the Bar Association, North Carolina law schools, local and rural bar associations, practitioners, students and the public on a vision for the future of North Carolina legal education. One critical component of this will be the implementation of programs that deepen the practical skills and experience of our emerging and new North Carolina attorneys while delivering legal services that meet unmet or underserved needs of North Carolinians.

  • + Legislative Advisory

    Legislative Advisory

    Legislative Advisory Committee works with the NCBA’s Office of Governmental Affairs to provide advice and counsel to the Board of Governors regarding public policy and legislative priorities.

  • + LEQL

    LEQL

    Lawyer Effectiveness & Quality of Life Committee engages in activities to help attorneys successfully practice law in an increasingly complex and competitive profession.

  • + Local Bar

    Local Bar

    Local Bar Services Committee acts as the advisory committee to offer recommendations about how the Association may serve the needs of local bar organizations and conducts the annual Bar Leadership Institute for local bar leaders.

  • + LOTL

    LOTL

    Lawyer on the Line Committee plans, oversees and implements a partnership program between NCBA Foundation and Legal Aid of North Carolina. Lawyer on the Line volunteers provide advice by phone to Legal Aid-screened clients.

  • + Membership

    Membership

    Membership Committee is charged with identifying, recommending and implementing strategies to encourage new and continued membership of North Carolina attorneys, paralegals and law students in the North Carolina Bar Association.

  • + Memorials

    Memorials

    Memorials Committee is responsible for reporting the names of deceased NCBA members and honoring them by a memorial tribute at the NCBA Annual Meeting.

  • + Military & Veterans Affairs

    Military & Veterans Affairs

    Military & Veterans Affairs Committee develops and oversees NCBA-led efforts serving attorneys who practice in military and veterans-related areas of law, and organizes and promotes endeavors directly serving active duty and retired military personnel.

    More About Military & Veterans Affairs
  • + Minorities in the Profession

    Minorities in the Profession

    Minorities in the Profession Committee is dedicated to the outreach and promotion of an increased presence of minorities in the legal profession; to the ongoing education of minorities in the legal profession; to the betterment of life for those minorities in the legal profession; to providing the general public with quality information regarding issues of concern to minority lawyers; and to the education of the general public about the contributions of North Carolina’s minority lawyers.

    More About Minorities in the Profession
  • + Nominations

    Nominations

    Nominations Committee selects and nominates qualified NCBA members for the offices of vice-presidents and board members, which are voted on by the membership at the NCBA Annual Meeting.

  • + Past Presidents

    Past Presidents

    Past Presidents Council serves as a leadership resource to the various working groups of the NCBA and the NCBA Foundation. The Council also screens nominees for the office of president-elect and selected NCBA/NCBA Foundation awards.

  • + Personnel

    Personnel

    Personnel Committee consults with the executive director and Audit & Finance Committee to advise NCBA officers and the Board of Governors regarding personnel matters.

  • + Planned Giving

    Planned Giving

    Planned Giving Committee leads all NCBA Foundation efforts to educate lawyers about planned giving, secure gifts from members and increase Platt D. Walker Society membership. 

  • + Pro Bono Activities

    Pro Bono Activities

    Pro Bono Activities Committee advises the NCBA Foundation on activities relating to pro bono delivery of legal services; works with NCBA sections, divisions and committees to implement pro bono and public service projects; engages members in the delivery of pro bono legal services; and recognizes attorneys doing pro bono work through the annual Pro Bono Awards and the Pro Bono Honor Roll. Please log in and click through to access the Guidelines for NCBA Pro Bono Projects and the NCBA Pro Bono Project Proposal Form.

    More About Pro Bono Activities
  • + Professionalism

    Professionalism

    Professionalism Committee develops and oversees professionalism initiatives on behalf of the NCBA and the NCBA Foundation, and recommends recipients for the annual H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award to the NCBA Board of Governors.

  • + Resolutions

    Resolutions

    Resolutions Committee prepares and screens all resolutions to be voted on by the membership at the NCBA Annual Meeting. It also serves as a working committee at Board meetings to draft necessary resolutions for considerations by the Board.

  • + Strategic Planning & Emerging Trends

    Strategic Planning & Emerging Trends

    Strategic Planning & Emerging Trends Committee is responsible for the continual planning process necessary to refine the goals of the NCBA and NCBA Foundation; identifying emerging issues that should be addressed by the NCBA and NCBA Foundation; and creating the NCBA’s strategic plan.

  • + Technology

    Technology

    Technology Committee is charged with encouraging development and implementation of reliable remote access available to all North Carolina legal professionals via computer to public records; supporting and overseeing the evaluation and implementation of new technologies that support all facets of the NCBA; and helping NCBA members realize the benefits of technology through the identification and recommendation of products, services and providers of particular interest to legal professionals.

  • + Transitioning Lawyers Commission

    Transitioning Lawyers Commission

    Transitioning Lawyers Commission addresses issues involved with winding down a law practice and retiring gracefully, identifying the most important components of this process and establishing a solid protocol to assist North Carolina lawyers and law firms. 

    More About Transitioning Lawyers Commission
  • + Women in the Profession

    Women in the Profession

    Women in the Profession Committee serves as a resource for the NCBA by identifying ways to encourage and maintain the active participation and advancement of women in the Association and the legal profession.

    More About Women in the Profession
  • + Internet & Regulations Task Force

    Internet & Regulations Task Force

    The Internet & Regulations Task Force studies the General Assembly’s changes to the definition of the practice of law, considers issues surrounding provision of legal services via the Internet, and assess impacts on our profession and the public.

  • + Foundation Funding Task Force

    Foundation Funding Task Force

    The Foundation Funding Task Force was established to review the components within the NCBA and the NCBA Foundation and to make recommendations to the Board of Governors pertaining to their future alignment, with an emphasis on maintaining good stewardship of NCBA Foundation funds.

  • + Awards and Recognitions Committee

    Awards and Recognitions Committee

    The Awards and Recognitions Committee was established to review all awards and recognitions bestowed by the NCBA and the NCBA Foundation, including but not limited to the naming of existing awards and recognitions, the establishment and naming of new awards, and guidelines for selecting and reviewing the credentials and qualifications of recipients.