The Court of Appeals will hold a special session of court at the Rowan County Courthouse in Salisbury on November 18. This is the first time the court has traveled to Rowan County and Judicial District 19Cto hear court cases in its 48-year history.
Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Anna Mills Wagoner and Rowan County Bar Association President Kathryn C. Setzer invited the Court of Appeals to Salisbury and have assisted in the planning for the event. The panel of three appellate court judges for the court session are Chief Judge Linda McGee, Judge Linda Stephens, and Judge Robert Hunter Jr. The panel will hear oral arguments in one criminal case and one civil case, beginning
at 2:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the
"The three judges on our panel look forward to this special opportunity to share the work of our court with the people of Rowan County and Judicial District 19C," said Chief Judge McGee. "We appreciate Judge Ann Mills Wagoner and President Setzer issuing the invitation to our court."
The appellate court judges will join area judges for a luncheon before the court session and will attend the Judicial District 19C Bar's annual meeting that evening.
The Court of Appeals is North Carolina's intermediate appellate court and hears more than 1,500 cases on appeal each year. The court reviews the proceedings that occurred in the trial courts and state agencies for errors of law or legal procedure, deciding only questions of law, not questions of fact. The court also rules on thousands of petitions and motions annually. It has also provided a mediation program since 2002, offering parties in certain civil cases an opportunity to participate in mediation of their case pending before the court.
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