Over the last 10 years, RELANC has positively impacted your law practice. In some form or fashion, you and RELANC have crossed paths, likely by attending a call-in webinar, a conference, CLE, or other event designed for North Carolina attorneys practicing in the residential and/or commercial real estate sector. Even if you have not had that direct contact, RELANC has been present in the legislature fighting for you and your clients.
The Real Estate Lawyers Association of North Carolina, a 500+ member 501(c)6 nonprofit, advocates on behalf of real estate attorneys and their clients, the property-owning public. RELANC gives voice to real estate attorneys, addressing the constant change and evolution of ethical representation and client protection. Recent areas of focus include e-closings, mechanics lien legislation, cyber-fraud and cyber security, AVVO discussions, recording fees, and NC-SC boundary line matters. One of the biggest issues facing our bar is the Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL), in which RELANC has become a major force towards detecting and fighting – both the LegalZoom matter and more recent and pervasive UPL occurring in your local communities.
In 2021, RELANC continues to be concerned about the impact of COVID on the practice of real estate law in North Carolina. E-Notary services, RON and RIN will continue to be a focus of our lobbyist Jim Harrell’s efforts in the NC General Assembly, while we will continue to support members’ efforts to keep clients and staff healthy using safety measures such as our sample COVID-19 protocol, posted on our web site. We also continue to actively monitor, research, document, and report situations of the Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL), as they are brought to our attention.
RELANC also has a membership stake in several industry-wide groups such as the NC Land Records Taskforce, which influences state-wide road matters and other issues that involve a variety of constituencies such as the Secretary of State and Register of Deeds offices. These liaisons and partnerships are a key element of RELANC’s work. In a few short years, RELANC has become an active, sought-after participant in these organizations.
RELANC is the voice in Raleigh for real estate attorneys. RELANC is the only organization with a lobbyist in Raleigh at the legislature to protect you and your clients.