The Court of Appeals is holding special sessions in Beaufort on April 4 and in New Bern on April 5, and the Carteret and Craven counties' legal communities are gathering to celebrate the court's 50th anniversary.
The public is invited to attend as a three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals hears cases as part of each special session. The purpose of this event is twofold - to celebrate the court's 50th anniversary and to educate the public about the function that North Carolina courts serve throughout the state.
The special sessions are an extension of the Court of Appeal's commitment to civics education and an effort to increase awareness of the role the court system plays in the lives of North Carolinians.
The panel of judges for the April 4 session includes: Chief Judge Linda M. McGee, Judge Robert N. Hunter Jr., and Judge J. Douglas McCullough.
The panel of judges for the April 5 session includes: Chief Judge Linda M. McGee, Judge Chris Dillon, and Judge J. Douglas McCullough.
Attendees will include local students, particularly those studying criminal justice and paralegal studies at Carteret Community College and Craven Community College, along with the East Carteret Moot Court Team and members of the teen drug court. Local lawyers, court personnel, and the general public are also expected to attend.
WHEN and WHERE
April 4, at 2 p.m. - Carteret County Courthouse, 300 Court House Square, Beaufort, NC 28516
April 5, at 10 a.m. - Craven County Superior Court, 302 Broad Street, New Bern, NC 28560
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 select administrative agencies of the executive branch. This special session provides a unique opportunity for attendees to see the court in action.
The 50th anniversary of the Court of Appeals continues to unite members of each legal and judicial community with North Carolinians across the state. For more information on how the North Carolina courts are commemorating this historic anniversary, or to request a speaker to discuss the role and importance of the Judicial Branch and court systems at your next event, please visit Celebrate.NCcourts.org.