Forms

Quickly find the exact judicial form you need to fill out for your legal purposes.

Services

Explore a variety of services we offer to the public, including making online payments.

Going to court?

Get started and prepare for what to expect when arriving at your courthouse.

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Court Records

Learn how to obtain court records, conduct background checks, and expunge criminal records.

Criminal Law

Find out about criminal law, and the complete criminal court process.

Disability and Special Needs

ADA compliance, request a reasonable accommodation, address physical access needs, and foreign language interpretation services.

Divorce

Ways to end your marriage or domestic partnership, the requirements for each, and basic information about the court process.

Domestic Violence

How to get help, obtain a protective order, and relevant N.C. law.

Family and Children

Navigate the process for family-related cases, including custody issues, parental rights, child support, adoption, juvenile delinquency, and more.

Find an Attorney

Locate and hire an attorney. In criminal cases only, determine eligibility and the process for obtaining a public defender.

Guardianship

Get information on how to become a guardian and what qualifications one must meet to obtain guardianship.

Housing

Foreclosures; ways to resolve landlord / tenant issues including eviction, living conditions, and more.

Jury Service

Find out what to expect when you arrive, how to conduct yourself, and what you need to do when you serve as a juror.

Wills and Estates

What to do after a loss of a friend or family member, claiming inheritance, and N.C. process for probating a will.

Supreme Court Anniversary

Celebrate the North Carolina Supreme Court's Bicentennial this year.

Help recognize 200 years of justice from the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

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Learn more about North Carolina’s unified court system, cases, officials, routes of appeal, and more.

GAL 35th anniversary

Since 1983, GAL has advocated for abused and neglected children in court. Find local events and volunteer to be a voice for a child.

CJCP 20th Anniversary

Chief Justice Martin Martin has proclaimed 2018 as the "Year of Professionalism" for lawyers, judges, and law students. View the CJCP events planned.

Latest news

From @LbgExchange - Retired Judge B. Craig Ellis receives the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina State Bar @NCStateBar buff.ly/2Q9accl

Upcoming Judicial Branch holiday
Christmas Holiday – December 24-26