The Court of Appeals will convene a special session at Elon University School of Law on Tuesday, March 7.
The public is invited to attend as a three-judge panel made up of Judge Rick Elmore, Judge Richard Dietz, and Judge John M. Tyson, of the Court of Appeals who will hear two cases. The purpose of this event is to educate the public about the role North Carolina courts perform in our state and celebrate the Court of Appeals' 50th anniversary.
The event is Tuesday, March 7, beginning at 2 p.m in the Business Courtroom at Elon University School of Law, 201 North Greene St., Greensboro, NC 27401.There will be a question and answer session following the cases with the three judges and former Chief Justice James G. Exum.
The Burlington Times-News wrote an article in advance of this event: 3-judge panel to convene at Elon Law.
The Court of Appeals is North Carolina's intermediate appellate court. Fifteen judges hear cases in panels of three. The Court of Appeals reviews the proceedings that occurred in the trial courts for errors of law or legal procedure; it decides only questions of law - not questions of fact. Established in 1967, the 50th anniversary of the Court of Appeals continues to unite members of the 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 talk about the role and importance of the Judicial Branch and court systems at your next event, please visit Celebrate.NCcourts.org.