New Filing Code for Criminal Filings in File & Serve Effective June 1, 2023
Attorneys can now file under Criminal Motions and Order for DA Review in File and Serve if documents need to be reviewed by the DA's office.
Judicial Branch Expands Elevated Access for Private Counsel in eCourts
The update provides access to confidential records in all cases for which an attorney is listed as an attorney of record.
Court Managers Receive Professionalism Awards
The court manager employees have consistently demonstrated professionalism and have gained the respect of their peers.
Governor Cooper Appoints District Court Judge for Union County
Governor Roy Cooper has appointed Anna Goodwin to serve as district court judge in Judicial District 20B (Union County).
Assistant Public Defender Receives 2022 Professionalism Award
The award was presented to Max Ashworth by Chief Justice Paul Newby.
Governor Cooper Appoints District Court Judge for Gaston County
Governor Roy Cooper has appointed Edgar F. Bogle to serve as District Court Judge in Judicial District 27A serving Gaston County.
Supreme Court Amends Mediation Rule Sets and Adopts New Standard of Professional Conduct for Mediators
The Supreme Court’s orders were adopted on 4 April 2023, and the amendments become effective on 1 May 2023.
International Delegates Learn About North Carolina Alternative Dispute Resolution
A delegation from the Republic of Ghana in West Africa recently met with the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission (NCDRC).
Judicial Branch Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2021–22 Now Available Online
An overview of the Judicial Branch for fiscal year 2021-22. Also, find Statistical and Operational Reports and more annual statistics.
Rowan County Court Makes Courtroom Kid Friendly
Rowan County court officials recently installed a mural to help make court less intimidating for children, youth, and families.
Governor Cooper Appoints Two Judges
Sally Kirby Turner as superior court judge in District 27B and J. Alex Pully as district court judge in District 3B.
Supreme Court Amends Rule 26 of the Rules of Appellate Procedure
The order was adopted on 1 March 2023, nunc pro tunc 13 February 2023, and the amendments apply to cases that are appealed.
Governor Cooper Appoints District Court Judge
W. Rob Lewis, II will serve as district court judge in Judicial District 6, serving Bertie, Halifax, Hertford, and Northampton counties.
Supreme Court Adopts New General Rule of Practice
New Rule 29, “Definition of ‘Seal,’” is in furtherance of the Judicial Branch’s eCourts initiative and is effective on 13 February 2023.
Volunteering is Good for Business (Court)
N.C. Business Court team volunteers at Second Harvest Food Bank to give back to the community.
Governor Cooper Appoints Superior Court Judge for Durham County
Governor Cooper has appointed the Honorable Judge Shamieka Rhinehart to serve as Superior Court Judge in Durham County.
MEMORANDUM to Attorneys: eFiling in eCourts Pilot Counties
Once eCourts is live, eFiling will be required for attorneys for any new filings made in these four counties.
Legal Support Center Opens at Wake County Courthouse
The Center is available to help people better understand our legal system.
Chief Justice Paul Newby Presents Annual Professionalism Awards for 2022
Recipients have demonstrated intellectual honesty, compassion, and practical skills in the practice of law.
Governor Cooper Announces Three Judicial Appointments
Governor Roy Cooper has announced three new judicial appointments across the state.