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North Carolina Bar Association + Foundation

For the Public

Public service is woven into the fabric of the North Carolina Bar Association and its Foundation. NCBA members are committed to serving the citizens of our state through myriad programs and service initiatives throughout the year.

NCBA+F Public Services

Find a North Carolina lawyer online or request a referral. LRS lawyers are available for a onetime initial consultation at a reduced rate.

NC Free Legal Answers is a web-based pro bono civil legal services program that expands public access to legal advice for low-income North Carolina residents.

Low-wealth solo inventors, nonprofits and small businesses can get assistance with USPTO applications through the Patent Pro Bono Program.


Teachers and parents, learn more about the NCBF Lawyers in Schools programs and resources

N.C. State Bar Resources

The North Carolina State Bar (NCSB) is the government agency responsible for the regulation of the legal profession in North Carolina.

All licensed North Carolina lawyers must be members of the NCSB. Search the NCSB member directory by lawyer's name or by city or state.

Search past disciplinary orders and reports, as well as find information on what to do if you have a dispute with a lawyer.


Search from hundreds of North Carolina legal jobs or upload your resume for employers to see.


Judicial Independence

Judicial independence is a critical part of ensuring that the rule of law operates to protect the civil, political, economic, and social rights of all citizens.

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