On October 14, 2014, Kevin L. Byrd of Cary voluntarily consented to being transferred to disability inactive status. Byrd suffers from bipolar disorder and depression, two conditions which impair his judgement, competence, and professional performance as an attorney.
The procedure for a consensual transfer to disability inactive status is detailed in the North Carolina State Bar’s administrative rules (see Subchapter B, Rule .0118(b)). Based on clear, cogent, and convincing evidence, the Chair of the Grievance Committee concluded that Byrd is disabled within the meaning of the administrative rules (see Subchapter B, Rule .0103(19)). During the period of the disability, any pending grievances are stayed, and Byrd cannot practice law in North Carolina.
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