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.
Supreme Court of North Carolina Biographies and Courtroom Seating.
Court’s decision in a case and explanation written by a justice or justices of the Supreme Court.
View current and past calendars of Oral Arguments.
Search Supreme Court Dockets by case title, name, number, or party.
Search Supreme Court Orders by docket number or case title.
Electronically file a case and search the Document Library.
View current and past Supreme Court Petition Rulings.
Access to the facility is restricted to users and authorized visitors under Supreme Court Library Rules.
A certificate of good standing is a certified statement from the Clerk of the Supreme Court.
Collections of slip opinions with headnotes, finding aids, and citations to the official North Carolina Reports.
Digital volumes of advance sheets in the North Carolina Reports and North Carolina Court of Appeals Reports.
Portraits of former associate justices and former chief justices hang on the walls of the Supreme Court.
Rules of practice, procedure, and conduct adopted by the Supreme Court of North Carolina.
Summaries of opinions filed by the Supreme Court.
Physical address Supreme Court of North Carolina
2 East Morgan Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-1428
Mailing addressPO Box 2170
Raleigh, NC 27602