2020-21 District Bar Membership Fee Delinquency Notice
Prior to July 1, 2020, the MCB mailed a postcard to each active member with a notice that the MCB will no longer be mailing paper invoices for annual membership fees. That notice, along with a follow-up email, provided instructions on how to pay online or by check. The delinquency date for MCB members invoiced on July 1, 2020 was October 1, 2020.*
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the legal community, the MCB will not be charging late fees for 2020-21. However, the MCB is required to report to the North Carolina State Bar a member’s failure to pay the annual membership fee within three to six months after the delinquency date. See 27 N.C.A.C. 1A .0902. Such conduct may result in the suspension of the member’s license to practice law.
Thus, for those invoiced on July 1, 2020, the MCB must report the names of those members who have failed to pay the fee by April 1, 2021.* If you have not already, please see Steps 1-3 outlined below.
If you have any questions, please email Member Records Coordinator Jill Wiggins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The delinquency date and the reporting date will differ for those invoiced after July 1, 2020.
YOUR MCB MEMBERSHIP INVOICE IS NOW AVAILABLE. WHAT IS REQUIRED OF YOU NOW:
If you would like to review and/or update your professional or personal information while you are logged in, please visit your MyMCB portal and locate the link titled “Update My Profile.” (Note that members are required to keep a correct mailing address with the MCB under N.C.G.S. § 84-18.1(b).)
Firm administrators wishing to make a single payment for all members should contact email@example.com if they have not already. If you are unsure of whether you firm is participating in firm billing, please contact your firm administrator.
Payment was due July 31, 2020 and would have been deemed delinquent if postmarked after September 30, 2020. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the legal community, the MCB will not be charging membership late fees for 2020-21. However, failure to pay the annual membership fee must be reported to the North Carolina State Bar three to six months after the delinquency date and may result in suspension of the member's license to practice law. See 27 N.C.A.C. 1A .0902.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Member Records Coordinator Jill Wiggins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-375-8624 x107.
Statutory references: N.C.G.S. §§ 84-16, 84-18.1, and 84-34 and 27 N.C.A.C. 1A .0902.