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Appellate Rules

Welcome to the Appellate Rules Committee Page

The Appellate Rules Committee is concerned with improving the quality of appellate practice in North Carolina. Its members – lawyers and judges from across the state – meet regularly to discuss appellate problems and possible solutions. Among other work, the committee has drafted proposed amendments to the N.C. Rules of Appellate Procedure for consideration by the Supreme Court. Past proposals have included measures to clarify ambiguities in the rules and to simplify procedures. The Appellate Rules Committee welcomes proposals relating to the appellate rules and appellate practice. To send such proposals, email Kim Crouch.

On February 28, 2013, the N.C. Supreme Court issued an order adopting amendments to the Rules of Appellate Procedure effective April 15, 2013. The order amends Rules 9, 27, and 28 of the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure, as well as makes conforming amendments to Rules 13, 14, and 15. Click here to view a summary of the amendments.

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