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.

Dewitt 'Mac' McCarley reelected

All active members of the Mecklenburg County Bar (the 26th Judicial District Bar), as reflected on the official records of the North Carolina State Bar, were requested to take notice of an election to fill one seat on the State Bar Council effective January 1, 2020.  The deadline for nominations that would appear on this ballot was September 27, 2019.

Following the election period (October 1 - October 18, 2019) Incumbent DeWitt “Mac” McCarley, eligible to serve one additional three-year term and the only nominee for this ballot, was declared elected pursuant to 27 N.C.A.C. 1A, Section .0803 of the Rules of the North Carolina State Bar.

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.

A. Todd Brown, Sr.
Currently serving a third three-year term ending December 31, 2021.

Mark P. Henriques
Currently serving a third three-year term ending December 31, 2021.

DeWitt ‘Mac’ McCarley
Currently serving a second three-year term ending December 31, 2019. Reelected to serve an additional three-year term effective January 1, 2020.

David Neal Allen
Currently serving a second three-year term ending December 31, 2021. Eligible to serve one additional three-year term.

Robert C. (Bobby) Bowers
Currently serving a second three-year term ending December 31, 2021. Eligible to serve one additional three-year term.

Eben T. Rawls
Currently serving a second three-year term ending December 31, 2021. Eligible to serve one additional three-year term.

Gena Graham Morris
Currently serving a first three-year term ending December 31, 2021. Eligible to serve two additional three-year terms.


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