North Carolina Court Structure Free Legal Report by MissPowerPoint

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									North Carolina
(Court structure as of Fiscal Year 2007) Supreme Court 7 justices sit en banc COLR A

CSP Case Types: Mandatory jurisdiction in civil, capital criminal, criminal, administrative agency, juvenile, disciplinary, interlocutory decision cases. Discretionary jurisdiction in civil, criminal, administrative agency, juvenile, advisory opinions, original proceedings, interlocutory decision cases. link

IAC Court of Appeals A 15 judges sit in panels CSP Case Types: Mandatory jurisdiction in civil, noncapital criminal, administrative agency, juvenile, disciplinary, original proceedings cases. Discretionary jurisdiction in civil, noncapital criminal, administrative agency, juvenile, original link proceedings, interlocutory decision cases.

Superior Court (47 districts for administrative purposes; 65 districts for elective purposes) 95 judges (includes 13 special judges) and 100 clerks with probate/estate jurisdiction Jury trials CSP Case Types: Tort, contract, real property (over $10,000 – no maximum), miscellaneous civil. Exclusive probate/estate, administrative agency appeals. Criminal.

GJC A

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District Court (39 districts for administrative purposes; 40 districts for elective purposes) 254 judges and 715 magistrates Jury trials in civil cases only

LJC

CSP Case Types: Tort, contract, real property ($0 - $10,000), miscellaneous civil. Exclusive small claims (up to $5,000), mental health. Exclusive domestic relations. Misdemeanor, preliminary hearings. Exclusive juvenile. Traffic/other violations. link

Legend

COLR = Court of Last Resort IAC = Intermediate Appellate Court = Appellate level GJC = General Jurisdiction Court LJC = Limited Jurisdiction Court = Trial level A = Appeal from Admin. Agency = Route of appeal


								
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