In the first three weeks of 2021, I have heard nothing but positive feedback about the Supreme Court’s transcript-related rules updates–previously blogged about here.

In more good news, the Supreme Court’s Office of Administrative Counsel has published an updated codification of the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure incorporating the November 2020 transcript-related amendments.  Remember, however, that these amended rules only apply to cases appealed on or after 1 January 2021.  To help smooth this transition, the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure’s webpage has been updated to include prior codifications that have been superseded.

In other news, Judge Tyson and Judge Hampson  released the first two appellate opinions of 2021–both of which are universal citation format ready.

–Beth Scherer