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Court of Appeals of North Carolina
 

The Court of Appeals is North Carolina's intermediate appellate court. Fifteen judges hear cases in panels of three. The Court of Appeals reviews the proceedings that occurred in the trial courts for errors of law or legal procedure; it decides only questions of law - not questions of fact. All cases appealed from the Superior and District courts in civil and criminal cases, except capital murder cases in which the Superior Court pronounces a judgment imposing the death penalty, are heard by the Court of Appeals. In addition, direct appeals from certain of the state’s administrative agencies are heard by the Court of Appeals.

In the 2015 calendar year, 1,417 appeals, 895 petitions, and 3,608 motions were filed in the Court of Appeals; during the same period the Court disposed of 1,174 appeals, and 4,111 petitions and motions. If a member of the three-judge panel dissents from the decision of the majority, there is a right of appeal to the Supreme Court of North Carolina; otherwise, further review of a decision of the Court of Appeals is limited to those cases that the Supreme Court accepts in its discretion. Judges of the Court of Appeals serve eight-year terms and are elected in a non-partisan election.

Court of Appeals Clerk's Office: (919) 831-3600

The current address is :

Office of the Clerk
Court of Appeals
One West Morgan Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2779
Raleigh, NC 27602

Mailing Address for Judges:
P.O. Box 888
Raleigh, NC 27602

 
 
 
   
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