The Board of Law Examiners of the State of North Carolina is the organization responsible for the admission of lawyers into legal practice in the state of North Carolina. Admission is stringent for prospective lawyers.
All applicants must pass the state bar exam. Additionally, every applicant must prove that they posses the qualifications of character and general fitness that are required for an attorney and counselor-at-law. Before they are entitled to the high regard and confidence of the public, they must prove that they have good moral character. A Certificate of Good Standing is required to take the Bar Exam. A fee is also required to enter the bar in the state of North Carolina. Every lawyer who is admitted is required to join The North Carolina State Bar. Entrance into the North Carolina Bar Association is optional, however, approximately eighthly percent of lawyers in the state are members of both organizations.