A certificate of good standing is a certified statement from the Clerk of the Supreme Court that an attorney is in good standing with the North Carolina State Bar and is not currently suspended from the practice of law. The certificate includes the attorney's full name, date of admission to the Bar, date of certification by the Clerk, the Clerk's signature, and the seal of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Attorneys generally request certificates of good standing when seeking application for admission to practice before the United States Supreme Court or for admission to practice in other jurisdictions.
To obtain a certificate of good standing from the Supreme Court of North Carolina, please send a letter to the Supreme Court Clerk's Office, attention Ashley Joyner, Deputy Clerk. In the letter, please include the following information:
- Your full name.
- Your bar number.
- Your telephone number.
- A $5.00 check (for each requested certificate) made payable to the Supreme Court of North Carolina; and
- A self-addressed stamped envelope.
The letter should be mailed to: Supreme Court Clerk's Office, P.O. Box 2170, Raleigh, North Carolina 27602. The certificates are generally prepared within three to four days of receipt of the request and placed in the mail. We will not mail the certificate until we receive the check. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk's Office at (919)733-3723.