State Judicial Council

Tasked with advising both the Chief Justice and the General Assembly on proper funding and administration for North Carolina’s state courts.

About

The State Judicial Council is an advisory and oversight body for the Judicial Branch. The council’s membership consists of representatives from every component of the court system, members of the bar, and the public. The council is chaired by Associate Justice Robin Hudson and is tasked with advising both the Chief Justice and the General Assembly on proper funding and administration for North Carolina’s state courts. Its various specific and general duties are established by statute in G.S. 7A-409.1.

Members

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  • Justice Robin Hudson, chair, Supreme Court
  • Linda McGee, chief judge, Court of Appeals
  • Valerie Asbell, district attorney, District 7; Edgecombe, Nash, and Wilson counties
  • Stuart Castelloe, chief magistrate, Randolph County
  • Whitney Fairbanks, assistant director, North Carolina Indigent Defense Services
  • Jennifer Harjo, public defender, New Hanover County
  • Clerk Marsha Johnson, clerk of superior court, District 11A, Harnett County
  • Judge Robert Rader, chief district court judge, District 10, Wake County
  • Judge Wayland Sermons, senior resident superior court judge, District 2
  • Nana Asante-Smith, attorney, Raleigh • Joseph V. Burns, Forsyth County
  • Hugh B. Campbell III, attorney, Stokes and Surry counties
  • Adrienne Cole, president, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
  • Rebecca Sofley Henderson, attorney, Charlotte
  • Jonathan P. Heyl, attorney, Charlotte
  • Quentin Miller, sheriff, Buncombe County
  • John C. Mozingo, Winterville
  • James A. Phillips Jr., attorney, Stanly County

More Information

News

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, Press Release

State Judicial Council to Meet February 28

The State Judicial Council is scheduled to meet Friday for its second meeting after it was reconvened in December 2019.