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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 2011 calendar year, 1,615 appeals, 953 petitions, and 3,833 motions were filed in the Court of Appeals; during the same period the Court disposed of 1,835 appeals, and 4,301 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 North Carolina Supreme Court; 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, North Carolina 27602

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

 
 
 
   
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