A Special Message from Chief Justice Mark Martin, Supreme Court of North Carolina

We are in a special and exciting time for our great state.

Between 2016 and 2019, North Carolina will celebrate the 50th anniversaries of the unified court system, the District Court, the Court of Appeals, and the Administrative Office of the Courts; the 200th anniversary of the Supreme Court; and the 240th anniversary of the Superior Court. 

These are important milestones for our court system, and they are great opportunities for North Carolinians to reflect on the importance of the rule of law and the fair and impartial administration of justice.

Our courts handle approximately 3 million cases each year; cases that help keep our citizens safe, our economy vibrant, and our rights and liberties secure. 

We each have a vested interest in the strength, integrity, and dignity of our courts, and so it is my hope that we can join together as a state to mark these great occasions.

During this time of celebration, various events will occur across the state to educate North Carolinians on the history of our court system, to engage them in the celebration of these momentous milestones, and to encourage them to join with us in thinking strategically about the future of our courts and the pursuit of justice.  

We look forward to celebrating together with you. See what events are scheduled in your area. Or, if you have an upcoming event appropriate for celebrating court anniversaries, please let us know. [Please note that a two-week advance notice is needed. Please also note that resources may not be available to accept all invitations; however, our best efforts will be made to join you.]

Court Categories: AOC Court of Appeals District Court Superior Court Supreme Court Unified Courts