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Up-To-Date Set of Appellate Rules Released

Did you enjoy opening and comparing three different Supreme Court orders to determine the most current version of a particular Appellate Rule? For those twisted few who did, your joy is gone. The Supreme Court’s Office of Adminstrative Counsel recently released a PDF codifying the current Appellate Rules  (including the January 1, 2019 amendments) in a single, easy to navigate document. Want to view the 2019 redline order summarized in this blog post?  No problem.  A table at the end of …Read More

Supreme Court Amends Appellate Rules Governing Amicus Briefs, Secure Leave, and Oral Argument

On Friday, the Supreme Court of North Carolina amended Rules 28, 29, and 33.1 of the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure.  While the most significant changes involve amicus curiae briefs, the Supreme Court also took a baby step into the world of mandatory appellate e-filing.  A summary of the changes—including my initial thoughts on different features of and questions that could arise under the amendments—follows. Amicus Briefs Amicus curiae …Read More