For both civil and criminal appeals, the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure require an appealing party who is filing a written notice of appeal to identify “the judgment or order from which appeal is taken.” N.C. R. App. P. 3(d), 4(b). But does appeal from a final judgment include…Continue Reading What Rulings Should You Include in a Notice of Appeal?
Retired N.C. Court of Appeals Judge Doug McCullough unexpectedly died this week in Las Vegas…Continue Reading Judge Doug McCullough (1945-2022)
The Supreme Court of North Carolina is seeking a qualified attorney to review its opinions…Continue Reading Now Hiring: North Carolina Supreme Court
School Fees and the Lockdown (Plus an Update on Pendent Appellate Jurisdiction and Amended Rule 54(b) Certifications)
The legal aftershocks of the COVID-19 pandemic will be surfacing for years to come. But…Continue Reading School Fees and the Lockdown (Plus an Update on Pendent Appellate Jurisdiction and Amended Rule 54(b) Certifications)
When I was a law clerk, I told my judge that I wanted to be an appellate lawyer. Her Honor informed me that there is no better way to get…Continue Reading Appellate Job Opening at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Raleigh
When you hear about an appellate decision, what comes to mind? Typically, I think of a formal “opinion”—at least when the appeal has been briefed on the merits. And historically…Continue Reading Opinions and Orders and Options: A New Normal?
Matt and I have updated our North Carolina Appellate Practice and Procedure treatise! For those who auto-subscribe to updates or use Lexis Advance, this may be old news as…Continue Reading North Carolina Appellate Practice and Procedure Treatise: Updated and Improved Release 2
President Biden yesterday announced the nomination of current South Carolina state court Judge DeAndrea Benjamin to fill the Fourth Circuit vacancy created when Judge Floyd took senior status in recent…Continue Reading Biden Nominates South Carolina Judge to Fourth Circuit
In a series of four opinions issued on July 19, 2022, the North Carolina Court of Appeals addressed personal jurisdiction and what constitutes a fundamental public policy of…Continue Reading Home Cooking? It Depends on Where “Home” Is