Raleigh Lawyer for Professional Licenses
If you are seeking a professional license, if you need to ensure you stay
in compliance with the requirements to maintain your license, or if you
face complaints or disciplinary action, the Raleigh lawyers for professional
Clifford Law Group can help you. We are experienced in administrative law, and with the legal issues surrounding
professional licenses - particularly for medical professionals, like doctors,
nurses and pharmacists. We can work with government agencies, general
counsel or outside counsel to seek resolution for your licensing matter.
Professional Licenses in North Carolina
There are several different types of professional licenses a person can
obtain in North Carolina. In many cases, the state has set up specific
agencies and boards charged with the regulation of these professions.
The boards and agencies are often responsible for determining standards
for these professions, granting, denying and revoking licenses, conducting
disciplinary action and hearing any appeals of those actions.
Obtaining Your License in Wake County
To obtain the license, professionals must show they meet the requirements
of the regulatory body that licenses them. This could mean showing certain
educational attainment, passing exams, showing references and completing
If your application is denied, there is often an appeals process where
the decision can be reviewed and overturned. A
Raleigh licensing attorney can review the decision, advise you on what options you might have, and
may be able to represent you in front of that regulatory body, arguing
why your application should be accepted.
Once you obtain your license, it's often necessary to maintain the
license. Many professional licenses have requirements that the licensee
attending continuing education classes and seminars to keep up to date
with the field. An attorney can assist small businesses with licensed
professionals in ensuring that all professional are in continued compliance
with these regulations.
Disciplinary Actions for Raleigh Professionals
If you hold a license, you may, at some point, face disciplinary proceedings.
Disciplinary proceedings may occur due to many factors. Many come from
clients or patients who accuse the professional of ethical breaches or
incompetence, such as sexual indiscretion. These might be clients or patients
for which you fully performed your duties and violated no ethics, but
the client or patient is unhappy with the results.
Disciplinary proceedings may also occur if you are accused of not complying
with regulatory requirements. In some professions, if you are charged
or convicted of a crime, or if you do not disclose the fact that you are,
you may face disciplinary action.
Consequences can be dire. Disciplinary proceedings may result in a public
reprimand that potential patients and clients might see. Your license
could also be suspended or even revoked, leaving you without a career.
In most cases, license holders have the opportunity to have an attorney
represent them before the regulatory body making the decisions. An attorney
experienced in administrative law can review the rules you are alleged
to have broken and the accusations against you. Your lawyer can argue
why the allegations are false, and/or why you should be permitted to keep
Contact Us Today
If you are facing any difficulty or issues with professional license, including
obtaining the license, maintaining it or if you face disciplinary action,
your career may be on the line. Our Raleigh lawyers for professional licenses at
Clifford Law Group can help you.
Call us today at
on our online form for a free consultation
to discuss your licensing issues.