The New Hanover County Bar Association is a voluntary organization for (a) lawyers residing in or maintaining a law office, including offices of government and corporate counsel, in New Hanover County, who are active or honorary members of the North Carolina State Bar and (b) members of the North Carolina and the United States judiciary residing in New Hanover County who are active or honorary members of the North Carolina State Bar.
Any eligible person may become a member by submitting an application, annual dues payment and such proof of eligibility as may be required. Application for membership can be submitted on the New Hanover County Bar Association website or by mail.
Lifetime members do not have to pay annual dues. Lifetime members are those persons who have attained age 65 and either have been a dues-paying member of the New Hanover County Bar Association since becoming licensed or for thirty (30) years, whichever is less; or whose application and induction have been approved by vote of the Board of Directors.
In accordance with the By-Laws, the New Hanover County Bar Association cannot contribute any monies to any not-for-profit association.
The annual meetings of the New Hanover County Bar Association shall be held at a date, time and place determined by the President. At the annual meeting, officers and directors shall be elected and other business conducted.