If you handle appeals in North Carolina, you need a copy of the Style Guide. This guide is put together by the state’s Appellate Rules Committee and updated regularly.
I’ve had to handle appeals in other states, where I don’t normally practice, and it’s a huge disappointment when a state lacks a guide like this. If you have an occasional appeal in North Carolina, you’ll want to partner with a state appellate attorney or grab a copy of the Style Guide.
In particular, this update incorporates recent Appellate Rule amendments, transcript changes, a new section on sealing documents, and a checklist for complying with Rule 42 regarding privacy issues.
Check out the new Guide here.