North Carolina Judicial Branch Boards & Commissions - 2016

Judical Branch Boards & Commissions as of 2016*



Current Leader
(March 2016)


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NC Courts Commission 


Catharine Arrowood

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First created in the 1960s, allowed to dissolve. Re-instantiated in 2015 by NC Chief Justice Mark Martin.

NC Dispute Resolution Commission


Judge C. Anderson Cash - Chair

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Charged primarily with certifying and regulating private mediators who serve the courts of this State

NC Office of Indigent Defense Services


W. James Payne

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1) Oversee the provision of legal representation to indigent defendants and others entitled to counsel under North Carolina law; 2) Develop training, qualification, and performance standards to govern the provision of legal services to indigent persons; 3) Determine the most appropriate methods of delivering legal services to indigent persons in each judicial district; and 4) Provide services in the most cost-effective manner possible.

NC Judicial Council


Chief Justice Mark D. Martin - Chair

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Specific and general duties encompass studying and monitoring the operations of the court system, and identifying areas for improvement.

NC Judicial Standards Commission


Wanda G. Bryant

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Established to consider complaints against judges of the General Court of Justice, which consists of state district, superior, and appellate court judges and justices and, where appropriate, to make recommendations for discipline.

NC Sentencing & Policy Advisory Commission


 Hon. W. Erwin Spainhour, Chair

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Make recommendations to the General Assembly for the modification of sentencing laws and policies, and for the addition, deletion, or expansion of sentencing options as necessary to achieve policy goals.

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