North Carolina State Bar Council


The North Carolina State Bar was created in 1933 by the North Carolina General Assembly as the government agency responsible for the regulation of the legal profession in North Carolina. The State Bar currently regulates over 28,000 licensed lawyers. Protection of the public and protection of our system of justice are the objectives of regulation.

The North Carolina State Bar is governed by a 61-member council whose members are lawyers elected by the lawyers in their home communities. The public’s interests are represented by three members of the council who are not lawyers and who are appointed by the governor and other elected officials. The 26th Judicial District Bar has seven of the 61 seats on the Council.

26th Judicial District Bar Councilors
Councilors may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms; thereafter, councilors are eligible again after a three-year period of non-service.

Nancy Black Norelli
Currently serving a third three-year term ending December 31, 2018

A. Todd Brown, Sr.
Currently serving a second three-year term ending December 31, 2018 and is eligible to serve one additional three-year term.

Mark P. Henriques
Currently serving a second three-year term ending December 31, 2018 and is eligible to serve one additional three-year term.

David Neal Allen
Currently serving a first three-year term ending December 31, 2018 and is eligible to serve two additional three-year terms.

Robert C. ‘Bobby’ Bowers
Currently serving a first three-year term ending December 31, 2018 and is eligible to serve two additional three-year terms.

Eben T. Rawls
Currently serving a first three-year term ending December 31, 2018 and is eligible to serve two additional three-year terms.

DeWitt ‘Mac’ McCarley
Currently serving a second three-year term ending December 31, 2019. 


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