10.14.2014 Consent Order Transferring Member to Disability Inactive Status [Wake County]

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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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Katherine Doering Custis served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Campbell Law Observer during the 2014-2015 school year. Katherine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration from North Carolina State University. She has worked with the North Carolina National Guard, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate; North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, Research and Planning Division; City of Raleigh, City Attorney's Office; North Carolina General Assembly, Research Division, and Hon. James C. Hudson, Supervising Judge of Suffolk County (NY) Court. She is a native of Southold, NY and now resides in Knightdale, NC. Katherine graduated from Campbell Law School in May 2015.
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