Superior courts hear civil and criminal cases, including felony cases and civil cases over $25,000.
District courts hear cases involving civil, criminal, juvenile, and magistrate matters.
Cases involving complex and significant issues of corporate and commercial law.
Cases are heard by a magistrate with no jury and litigants usually represent themselves.
Learn more about specialty courts designed to help in cases involving chemically dependent offenders.
Find more information about commissions that study and make recommendations to improve issues in the Judicial Branch.
Court programs create pathways for resolving conflict in a less adversarial, more effective way.
Publishes the opinions of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.
Under the North Carolina Constitution, the Judicial Branch is established as a co-equal branch of state government.
The Judicial Branch produces a number of publications to inform stakeholders and the public on various court-related matters and subjects.