The North Carolina district courts are celebrating 50 years of achievements by bringing together the legal and judicial communities of Cumberland County for a panel discussion and celebration breakfast. The event is an opportunity for all current and former district court judges to celebrate and reflect with their community on the achievements of the Judicial Branch and district courts over the past 50 years.

In 1966, the North Carolina Judicial Branch became a unified system to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the North Carolina court system and establish the district courts. The community will honor this landmark anniversary with a celebratory breakfast and retrospective look on the history of the courts in a panel entitled, “Our Courts: Before and After December 1966.” Members of the media are welcome to attend.

The event begins with welcoming remarks by Chief District Court Judge Robert J. Stiehl. Following breakfast, former Chief District Court Judge Elizabeth Keever and Judge Edward A. Pone will open the ceremony. The event also will include a panel of more than 25 judges and individuals discussing the history of the courts.

The event is on Wednesday, Dec. 21. The program begins at 8:15 a.m. with a welcome and invocation followed by breakfast. 

Old Cumberland County Courthouse, 108 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301

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