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Evolution of NC Rules of Appellate Procedure

Timeline

1974
November 4

Proposed Draft of the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure with General Commentary

Proposed Draft of the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure with General Commentary
Key Changes:
Proposed by the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation’s Appellate Rules Study Committee
1968
September 25

Rules of Practice in the Court of Appeals of North Carolina

1 N.C. App. 632 Effective Date October 1, 1968
Key Changes:
Superseded by adoption of Rules of Appellate Procedure in 1975?
June 14

Rules of Practice in the Court of Appeals of North Carolina

274 N.C. 601 Effective Date October 1, 1967
Key Changes:
  • Added requirement that appellant’s brief contain statement of standard of review
  • clarified that deadline for appellant’s brief is calculated from the mailing of the printed record on appeal and because not considered service, Rule 27(b)’s allowance of three additional days does not apply.
  • Clarified that Rule 30 oral argument notice is considered service under Rule 27(b), and thus, a party has additional 3 days from service of that order to file reply briefs as of right.
  • Conforming language for filing reply briefs “by grace” previously allowed by 2004 amendments.
  • Alter title of rule 30 to note that unpublished opinions are also addressed by this rule
  • Other technical amendments, including making clear in appendix that parallel citations to official state reporters are required.
1967
September 28

Rules of Practice in the Supreme Court

271 N.C. 744 (1967)  Effective Date October, 1, 1967 Superseded by adoption of Rules of Appellate Procedure in 1975?