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On Wednesday, October 13th, the Supreme Court of North Carolina issued new amendments to the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure.  The key changes, which apply to notices of appeal
Continue Reading Supreme Court Adopts New Appellate Rules Amendments: Mandatory E-filing, Records on Appeal, and Motions . . . Oh My!

Friday afternoon, my email and text message notification systems were singing.  Why?  For the first time since December 2016 when the Court of Appeals received en banc review authority,
Continue Reading And Then There Was One: North Carolina Court of Appeals Grants En Banc Review for the First Time Ever.

The Appellate Rules Committee has updated its style–the Appellate Style Manual that is. The Style Manual provides practical examples and tips for those practicing in North Carolina’s state appellate courts. 
Continue Reading Update Your Style: Appellate Rules Committee Publishes Updated Style Manual and Guide to Appealability

In April 2017, the General Assembly moved primary (i.e., initial) appellate jurisdiction in termination of parental rights appeals from the Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court.  That change
Continue Reading Appellate Ping-Pong: General Assembly Sends Termination of Parental Rights Cases Back to Court of Appeals