The Forsyth County judicial community will host the Supreme Court of North Carolina as part of the Court’s bicentennial celebration. The Supreme Court will hold two sessions of court at the Forsyth County Hall of Justice in Winston-Salem on October 2. The first case will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by a 30- minute break, then the second case will begin at 11:00 a.m. More information about the cases can be found on the Court’s calendar of arguments.
“On behalf of our community, I would like to welcome Chief Justice Cheri Beasley and the six associate justices to Winston-Salem,” said Senior Resident Superior Court Judge L. Todd Burke. “This is a special opportunity to host the state’s highest court during their bicentennial celebration.”
Under state law, the Supreme Court can meet in only two other cities outside of Raleigh – Edenton and Morganton. The General Assembly granted the Supreme Court’s request to allow the justices to convene in cities across the state during the Court’s 2018-2020 bicentennial celebration. In Winston-Salem, the sessions will be held at the Forsyth County Hall of Justice, 200 N. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101.
Due to limited seating, admission to these sessions of court is by ticket only and tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a seat, please send your ticket request to Cecelia.J.Gordon@NCcourts.org and include your full name and driver’s license number. Your request will not be processed without this information. If your ticket is granted, you will be notified by the end of the work day Monday, September 30, 2019.
The court sessions will be streamed live at Facebook.com/NCcourts.