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North Carolina Court Decisions
A diagram of the state court system (called a “Court Structure Chart” and including a summary of each court’s jurisdiction) is available on the web site of the National Center for State Courts.
North Carolina Constitution and Legislation
See also a database of statewide ballot measures maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
- Constitution (N.C. Const.)
See also the North Carolina General Assembly web site.
- Session Laws of North Carolina (N.C. Sess. Laws)
- General Statutes of North Carolina (N.C. Gen. Stat.)
See general comments and caveats about the web version of the statutes. See also uniform laws and interstate compacts.
North Carolina Rules of Procedure and Practice
North Carolina Administrative Law Sources
See also a page of links to sources of rules, maintained by the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
See also the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings.
- North Carolina Administrative Code (N.C. Admin. Code)
- North Carolina Register (N.C. Reg.)
- Opinions ♦ Decisions ♦ Orders ♦ Rulings
North Carolina Ordinances and Home-Rule Charters
Ordinances are local laws, commonly organized into codes, that have been enacted by municipalities — cities, towns, etc. — and counties. Charters are organic laws (similar in function to a constitution) of those local government entities for which “home rule” is authorized by state law. For local laws not found through the links given here, try the county web sites and municipality web sites at “State and Local Government on the Net” by Piper Resources, or a publisher’s web site:
North Carolina Law-Related Periodicals
Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to all North Carolina law-review web sites as well as links to web sites of all U.S.-published law reviews and periodicals.
- Campbell Law Review (Campbell L. Rev.)
- Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum (Duke Envtl. L. & Pol'y F.)
- Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law (Duke J. Comp. & Int'l L.)
- Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy (Duke J. Const. L. & Pub. Pol'y)
- Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy (Duke J. Gender L. & Pol'y)
- Duke Law and Technology Review (Duke L. & Tech. Rev.)
- Duke Law Journal (Duke L.J.)
- First Amendment Law Review (First Amend. L. Rev.)
[Univ. of North Carolina Sch. of Law]
- Law and Contemporary Problems (Law & Contemp. Probs.)
[Duke Univ. Sch. of Law]
- National Journal of Sexual Orientation Law (Nat’l J. Sexual Orientation L.)
[Univ. of North Carolina Sch. of Law]
- North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology (N.C. J. L. & Tech.)
- Wake Forest Intellectual Property Law Journal (Wake Forest Intell. Prop. L.J.)
- Wake Forest Law Review (Wake Forest L. Rev.)
Other North Carolina Commentary
- Legal Guide to Doing Business in North Carolina. Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC.
North Carolina Law-Related Topical Web Sites
North Carolina Court Information
See also links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, see Judgepedia, a Wikipedia-style web site, self-described as “an encyclopedia about judges and courts,” which is maintained by the Sam Adams Alliance (Illinois).
North Carolina Forms
- Litigation Forms
- Revenue Department — Tax Forms and Publications
- Business Entity Forms
Other North Carolina Resources
Consulate General of Mexico in Raleigh • Consulado General de México en Raleigh
Legal Research and Assistance
North Carolina Bar Association
- Public Information Pamphlets
Information on numerous legal topics, addressed to non-lawyers. A few of them are available in Spanish (as well as English).
- Young Lawyers Division Publications
Additional links to information on various legal topics.
Bankruptcy Law and Procedures for North Carolina Residents
[Calicchia & Kinast LLP (Ohio)] — This web site, presented by a Cleveland bankruptcy law firm, covers basic information about the bankruptcy process, describes debt consolidation and credit counseling as alternatives to bankruptcy, lists the property that an individual is allowed to keep (with citations to governing provisions of North Carolina law), and gives information about the bankruptcy courts and how to contact bankruptcy attorneys in North Carolina.
Low-Cost Legal Aid
See also the web site for LawHelp.org and the web site for SelfHelpSupport.org.
- North Carolina Legal Help for the Poor
[Am. Bar Ass’n] — Contact information for statewide and local legal-aid programs, from the ABA’s Directory of Pro Bono Programs. The ABA also provides a page of links to pro bono programs’ web sites.
- WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help
[WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include statewide domestic-violence resources, local domestic-violence resources listed by city or town, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.
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