Supreme Court

The state’s highest court, and there is no further appeal from its decisions on matters of state law.
Supreme Court of North Carolina

About

The Supreme Court of North Carolina is the state’s highest court, and there is no further appeal from its decisions on matters of state law. It is made up of the Chief Justice, who also serves as head of the Judicial Branch, and six associate justices. Each justice serves an eight-year term. The Supreme Court has no jury and makes no determinations of fact, but it considers whether error occurred at trial or in judicial interpretation of the law.

Read about the history of the Justice Building.

Justices of the Supreme Court of North Carolina
Justices of the Supreme Court of North Carolina

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Opinions

Court’s decision in a case and explanation written by a justice or justices of the Supreme Court.

Dockets

Search Supreme Court Dockets by case title, name, number, or party.

Orders

Search Supreme Court Orders by docket number or case title.

Supreme Court Library

Access to the facility is restricted to users and authorized visitors under Supreme Court Library Rules.

Advance Sheets

Collections of slip opinions with headnotes, finding aids, and citations to the official North Carolina Reports.

PDF Volumes

Digital volumes of advance sheets in the North Carolina Reports and North Carolina Court of Appeals Reports.

Portrait Presentations

Portraits of former associate justices and former chief justices hang on the walls of the Supreme Court.

Court Rules

Rules of practice, procedure, and conduct adopted by the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

Contact

Supreme Court Clerk’s Office Telephone (919) 831-5700
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (except holidays)

Physical address Supreme Court of North Carolina
Clerk's Office
2 East Morgan Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-1428

Maps and directions

Mailing addressPO Box 2170
Raleigh, NC 27602