This year’s Annual Report features noteworthy updates and accomplishments about the component parts and offices of the Judicial Branch.
North Carolina’s court system continues to work on plans for phasing back to full operations.
Governor Roy Cooper Announces Judicial Appointments in Brunswick, Cumberland and Duplin, Jones, Onslow and Sampson Counties
Three judges have been appointed to serve in district and superior courts.
The order extends the effect of previously issued emergency directives until May 30, 2020.
The task force will recommend emergency directives and policy changes related to the COVID-19 health emergency.
Effective Friday, May 1, marriage ceremonies will resume at the courthouse on Mondays and Fridays by appointment only from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The public can watch the session, but will not be able to participate, which is customary during oral arguments held in the courtroom.
The Hall of Justice was closed to the public last week due to an employee at the courthouse testing positive for COVID-19.
Courthouse will be closed to the public effective immediately through May 4 due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19.
Chief Justice Beasley issued an emergency directive ordering magistrates to continue performing marriage ceremonies statewide.
North Carolina legal aid providers remain open.
Latest details about Mecklenburg County clerk of superior court operational hours, district court, superior court, and more.
Public Announcement from the Office of the Mecklenburg County Clerk of Superior Court In Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) April 17, 2020
Mecklenburg County Clerk of Superior Court’s Office will immediately implement modifications to its hours of operations and availability.
The order states that documents due to be filed from March 16 to June 1 will be deemed timely filed if received on June 1, 2020.
Clerk Roeder is one of only nine clerks of the Supreme Court to have her portrait painted and displayed in the Supreme Court building.
Beginning Wednesday, April 8, the New Hanover County Clerk of Courts Office will be open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Chief Justice Beasley's order contains seven directives including the postponement of court proceedings until June 1, 2020.
Chief Justice Cheri Beasley has declared the month of April as North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Child Advocate Month in the Judicial Branch.
Buncombe County and Asheville City Schools, Law Enforcement, and Courts Start New Program to Keep Kids in School and Out of Court
The SJP offers a chance for stakeholders to shine a light on programs that work at school and keep kids out of court.
The order extends all appellate court deadlines that fall between March 27 – April 30, 2020 for 60 days.