The Supreme Court’s Office of Administrative Counsel has published an up-to-date set of the General Rules of Practice for the Superior and District Courts.
The General Rules of Practice were originally adopted by the Supreme Court of North Carolina in 1970, which was published in the North Carolina Reporter at 276 N.C. 735-47. Since that original promulgation, the Court has adopted numerous amendments to the rules, but has never recodified the entire set. This up-to-date codification gathers the rules together once again, and incorporates these amendments.
"For the first time in nearly 50 years, the General Rules of Practice are freely accessible, unified, and functional," said Chief Justice Cheri Beasley. "This resource will improve the usability of the rules for all of the attorneys and stakeholders in our legal and judicial communities."
In the new codification, the rules are fully searchable and internally linked. Editor’s notes have been included throughout the rule set to help readers understand the editorial decisions that have been made in the document. A history note after each rule contains links to the published orders of the Court.
Questions or feedback about the new codification may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.