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North Carolina Law Sources

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  • North Carolina Court System: Links to all levels of state courts in North Carolina, as well as administrative services and resources, maps, rules of practice and judicial forms and other court information.
  • NC Court Opinions: Full text opinions from the NC Supreme Court (1998-present) and Court of Appeals (1998-present) available here on day of release. Users can sign up to be alerted every time a new opinion is published.
  • NC Supreme Court: Links to trial and appellate court rules, announcements, judicial biographies, oral argument calendars, dockets and opinions.
  • NC Court of Appeals: Announcements, judicial biographies, oral argument calendars, dockets and opinions.
  • NC Electronic Filing Site with Briefs and Records: Briefs and records of current cases in North Carolina can be browsed or searched on this site.
  • Rules of Court: State Rules of Appellate Procedure with recent amendments, Appellate Style Manual and General Rules of Practice in Superior and District Courts.
  • Publications: Online bookstore includes free access to electronic versions of subject bulletins. Click "Bulletins" on the left-hand side of the page to locate.
  • Daily Bulletin Online: Subscription access to news and analysis about state legislative actions.
  • NC State Bar: State government agency that regulates law practice in North Carolina, including admitting lawyers to practice and handling disciplinary actions. Site contains current and proposed ethics opinions, state rules of professional conduct, a look-up directory of NC lawyers, and resources for the public.
  • North Carolina Bar Association: Voluntary professional organization for lawyers in NC; recently redesigned website includes committee information, CLE calendar, member access to the Fastcase research database, an attorney referral service, practice-management information,  and links to other local bar associations.

Last update 7/2015 jlb