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Court of Appeals to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Special Sessions

The Court of Appeals will hold special sessions and a commemorative event on Thursday, May 18.

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The Court of Appeals will hold special sessions and a commemorative event on Thursday, May 18, in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

At 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on May 18, special sessions of court will be held to honor current and former judges and employees of the court. A viewing of a new portrait wall featuring all 78 Court of Appeals judges who have served during the past 50 years will follow the first session at 11:00 a.m. A dedication ceremony of the wall with current and former judges will be held after the second session at 3:00 p.m.

The Court of Appeals is the state's intermediate appellate court that decides questions of law in cases appealed from superior and district courts, and from certain administrative agencies of the executive branch. These special sessions provide a unique opportunity to honor and recognize judges and employees of the Court of Appeals.

Court of Appeals judges and employees, including executive assistants, law clerks, members of the Clerk's Office, and members of Staff Counsel, will be honored. Due to limited seating, attendance at both events is by invitation. Press is invited to attend, and should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start time.

The events are on Thursday, May 18, at 10:00 a.m. (current and former clerks and staff counsel) and 2:00 p.m. (current and former judges).

Court of Appeals, One West Morgan Street, Raleigh, NC, 27601

The 50th anniversary of the Court of Appeals continues to unite members of the legal and judicial community with North Carolinians across the state. For more information on how the Court of Appeals is commemorating this historic anniversary, or to request a speaker to discuss the role and importance of the Judicial Branch at your next event, please visit Celebrate.NCcourts.org.