Chief Judge John C. Martin Named President of the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal
News imageSt. Louis, Missouri (November 6, 2013) Chief Judge John C. Martin of the North Carolina Court of Appeals has been elected president of the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal (CCJSCA). He will serve a one-year term, which became effective November 1 at the conference's annual meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.

Judge Martin has served as Chief Judge to the North Carolina Court of Appeals for the past 10 years. During his tenure, Judge Martin has lead initiatives to improve the court's efficiency despite reduced staff and resources due to the economic downturn. Judge Martin also has served as Chairman of the North Carolina Judicial Standards Commission for nearly 13 years. In that capacity, he drafted and secured legislation to expand the Commission and implement improved procedures for investigation, hearing, and resolution of judicial misconduct complaints. He is also a member of the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism and its Executive Committee, and is a member of the North Carolina Judicial Council.

In June 2013, he was awarded the John J. Parker Award by the North Carolina Bar Association in recognition of his extensive record of service to North Carolina's justice system. Judge Martin received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Wake Forest University, and has completed the General Jurisdiction Program at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada and the Justice Executives Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Judge Martin and his wife Margaret Rand Martin have five children and seven grandchildren.

Established in 1980, CCJSCA works to improve the administration of justice and the operation of the state intermediate appellate courts. The council's mission is carried out through the participation of intermediate appellate court leaders, including past, current, and future chief judges. The council provides these court leaders the opportunity to share ideas about different ways to solve common problems, learn about effective programs instituted in other intermediate appellate courts, and examine ways to promote efficiency and fiscal responsibility in our own courts.
Publish Date: 11/06/2013