Media Advisory - Davidson and Davie Counties Celebrate N.C. District Courts’ 50th Anniversary with Luncheon and Court of Appeals Special Session

Davidson and Davie counties' legal communities are hosting a luncheon to celebrate the district courts' 50th anniversary on Monday, Oct. 17. Following the luncheon, the Court of Appeals, which typically sits in Raleigh, will hold a special session where a panel of judges will hear two cases. These...

Courts Launch Speakers Bureau to Support Civics Education

The North Carolina Judicial Branch is launching a new Speakers Bureau , a free public service to raise awareness and understanding provided by the judicial and legal community of North Carolina. Led by Supreme Court Justices Paul Newby and Sam Ervin IV, the Speakers Bureau is a united effort to support civics education by engaging stakeholders throughout the bench and bar to inform the public about the rule of law, the judicial system, and what it means for our society.

Chief Justice Mark Martin and Governor McCrory Launch Statewide Celebration of North Carolina Courts

Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed the 50th anniversary of North Carolina's unified court system and district courts. The proclamation follows Chief Justice Mark Martin’s statewide announcement earlier this year that launched a statewide celebration of milestone anniversaries for the North Carolina Judicial Branch.

2016 President's Message – 28th Judicial District Bar, Buncombe County, NC

In 1966, the first district courts, a part of the new unified General Court of Justice, opened in six districts and 23 counties in North Carolina. Unifying the court system and the creation of the district court was a unique challenge, one accomplished only after years of debate and discussion had by the Bell Commission and other business and legal leaders of our State. On May 24, 2016, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the district courts in North Carolina.

District 9A Celebrates District Courts Anniversary

At the March 21, 2016 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club at Clarksville Station restaurant, the club held what is believed to be the first local event at the judicial district level in observance of the Celebrate N.C. Courts statewide initiative marking foundational milestones and historic anniversaries within North Carolina's Judicial Branch of state government. Kiwanian Alan Hicks, State Bar Councilor for Judicial District 9A consisting of Person and Caswell counties, recognized special guests Judge Marion Warren, Director of the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts; Superior Court Judge Osmond Smith, Chief District Court Judge Mark Galloway; District Court Judge Mike Gentry, District Attorney Wallace Bradsher and Clerk of Superior Court Deborah Barker.