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SUBSTANTIAL INVOLVEMENT IN UTILITIES LAW

During the five years preceding application:

Average of at least 500 hours a year.

Minimum of 400 hours for any one year.

Practice equivalents may be accepted for the following:

  • Service as a commissioner
  • Service on the legal staff of the commission or public staff

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

During the five years preceding application:

At least 60 hours of CLE in utilities law and related areas.

Of the 60 hours, at least 30 hours in utilities law.

The remaining 30 hours may be in related areas including: accounting, appellate practice, finance and business transactions, real property law and environmental and natural resources law.

PEER REVIEW

Must provide the names of ten lawyers or judges who are familiar with the competence and qualification of the applicant in utilities law.

All references must be licensed (in the US) and in good standing to practice law and must have significant legal or judicial experience in utilities law.

A reference may not be related by blood or marriage to the applicant nor may the reference be a colleague at the applicant’s place of employment at the time of the application.

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS

Additional provisions may apply, so please review the recertification standards set forth in 27 NCAC Subchapter D, Section .3200.