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An active member of the State Bar may qualify for one of the specified exemptions listed at 27 NCAC 1D, Rule .1517, or apply to the Board of Continuing Legal Education for an exemption based upon disability, hardship, or extenuating circumstances.

You must claim your exemption on your annual report form each year by checking the appropriate exemption and returning the form by February 28. All exemptions must be reported on a yearly basis. For special circumstances exemptions only, you must write to the Exemption Committee of the Board of Continuing Legal Education and request the exemption, explaining the reasons and providing any supporting documentation you feel would be helpful. The Exemption Committee will consider your request and reply in writing within 30 days. A special circumstances exemption is only valid for one calendar year.