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26th Judicial District - Courts' Corner

Swearing-In Ceremony for Judge Louis A. Bledsoe, III
MCB members are invited to attend to Tues., July 29 in Courtroom 5370 at 1 p.m. at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse. Reception to follow in Room 4510.


Administrative Order Concerning Appeals by the State Under NCGS Sec. 20-38.7

Pursuant to the inherent authority of the Court and for the purpose of promoting the efficient disposition of appeals made by the State of North Carolina from the District Court of Mecklenburg County to the Superior Court of Mecklenburg under the provisions of NCGS Sec. 20-38.7. 


Formation of Superior Civil Court Committee
This new committee will work collaboratively with the Bar, Bench and Caseflow Management Division of the Trial Court Administrator’s Office to grow and improve the system in which we work by brining key players together. Examples of focus issues include Scheduling Orders, Rule Revisions and Case-Type Management. Bar member involvement and participation is welcomed and encouraged. The committee plans to meet quarterly.  Please contact Meredith Davis, Caseflow Management Administrator at Meredith.P.Davis@nccourts.org or 704/686-0194 or Steve Meckler, of Shumaker Loop and Kendrick at SMeckler@slk-law.com or 704/ 945-2187 if you are interested in joining.


ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER - 3/27/14
IT IS ORDERED that, in all appeals from decisions of the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court of Mecklenburg County, the appellant shall contact the Caseflow Management Division of the Trial Court Administrator's Office of the 26th Judicial District not later than 30 days from the date of the appeal to schedule a hearing before a Superior Court Judge. A failure to comply with this Order shall result in a summary dismissal of the appeal, and the matter shall be remanded to Clerk of Superior Court


NC Office of Indigent Defense Services - New policy on appointment and payment of counsel in Class 3 Misdemeanors effective Dec. 1, 2013
Click the following link for IDS' new policy on the appointment and compensation of counsel in Class 3 misdemeanor cases committed on or after Dec. 1, 2013.   Two AOC forms have been revised to implement that policy-AOC-CR-224 ("Order of Assignment or Denial of Counsel") and AOC-CR-225 ("Non-Capital Criminal Case Trial Level Fee Application Order for Payment Judgment Against Indigent"). 


AMENDED:  Administrative Order - Civil Motions Court
Hon. Richard D. Boner issued an Administrative Order regarding the length and quantity of briefs and other documents that may be submitted to the judges holding the Civil Motions Court. Update: Attorneys practicing in Courtroom 6310 (Civil Motions) must file affidavits supporting or opposing a motion with the courtroom clerk in Courtroom 6310, not in the Civil office of the Clerk of Superior Court on the third floor of the Courthouse. The time limits for filing the affidavits continue to be governed by the NC Rules of Civil Procedure, but in no event are the affidavits to be filed later than two days before the scheduled hearing. Click on the link above to download the Administrative Order.  


 

 

 
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POSTPONED - Grand Opening Celebration
The Grand Opening Celebration has been postponed to early 2015. A new date for this exciting event will be announced soon.

12-13-14 Smallwood/Biddleville Legal Clinic and Community Luncheon
The MCB will host a free walk-in legal clinic at the Bar & Foundation Center. Complimentary lunch will be served at 12 p.m.

1-8-15 Lawyers' Luncheon Series
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