Event program commemorating the opening of the Wake County Justice Center Monday, July 1, 2013.
The 1970 Annual Report of the Administrative Office of the Courts. This is the first such report after District Court was implemented in all 100 counties.
The North Carolina General Assembly in the Judicial Department Act of 1965 provided for the creation of District Courts as part of the new unified court system. The implementation of District Courts was achieved through three phases of elections held in 1966, 1968 and 1970. The newly elected District Court Judges took office the first Monday in December following their election.
This resource from the mid-1960s is a collection of explanatory articles from Popular Government reprinted by the North Carolina Courts Commission. Also, included is a memo from Sen. Lindsay C. Warren Jr., Chairman of the N.C. Courts Commission, to the members of the 1967 General Assembly and other Judicial branch staff.
The North Carolina Court of Appeals was established by the General Assembly in 1967. A history of the Court would not be complete, however, without mentioning events that occurred before 1967, following the admonition that the past is prologue.
Numerous biographies, portrait presentations, and histories are scattered throughout the more than 360 volumes of the North Carolina Reports of the Supreme Court.