Chief Judge John Martin, who has been chief of the North Carolina Court of Appeals for over a decade, informed Governor McCroy on Tuesday that he will be stepping down effective August 1.

Judge Martin’s impending retirement means that Chief Justice Parker, who is retiring August 31, can appoint a new chief from among the Court of Appeals’ current judges.  Martin’s retirement also means there will be a November election to fill his seat.

On behalf of the entire NCAPB team, we thank Judge Martin for his thirty years of service to the Court of Appeals and wish him the best in his future endeavors.

–Beth Scherer