What does the Court of Appeals do?
The Court of Appeals hears appeals from the trial courts and many administrative agencies across the entire State of North Carolina. This court is “error correcting” court. The Court’s main job is to make sure the law is applied correctly, fairly, and consistently by all the State’s trial courts and agencies.
How many judges are on the Court of Appeals?
The Court of Appeals has 15 judges. The court hears cases in panels of three judges. The panels are randomly assigned and changed frequently to ensure that each judge will serve on panels with every other judge over a certain time period.