As we previously noted, John Connell gave notice this summer  of his impending retirement as clerk of the North Carolina Court of Appeals.  Well, the day of reckoning for appellate practitioners has arrived.  Per John’s voicemail message, he left his position as of today (Friday) at noon–so don’t count on leaving a desperate message for help and expecting a call back.  Classy to the end, John’s voicemail thanked the citizens and attorneys of this State for their support of him. 

Thanks again, John, for 3 decades of exemplary public service.  And once again, we wish you the very best of luck!

Still no official word on who will replace the Honorable Connell as Clerk of the North Carolina Court of Appeals.  Maybe I’ll call back on Monday and see who answers the phone!

–Beth Scherer