1 New Ethics Opinion, 4 Proposed Opinions from NC State Bar

May 19, 2021   |   Abby Hammond

The State Bar Council at its meeting on April 16 adopted one new ethics opinion:  2021 Formal Ethics Opinion 1, Contemporaneous Residential Real Estate Closings (opinion addresses conflicts of interest, communication, funding issues, and accountings in contemporaneous closings for residential real property). 

The Ethics Committee at its April 15 meeting, approved the publication of the following four proposed opinions, the first two of which are republished, revised versions following receipt of comments during prior publication:    

The Ethics Committee welcomes comments on the proposed formal ethics opinions.  Comments may be submitted by email to, and are requested by June 25.  Please consider copying NCAJ on any comments submitted to the Ethics Committee by also emailing