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18359
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When the judicial system of North Carolina was completely reorganized in 1965, the office of magistrate was created within the District Court Division to replace the office of the justice of the peace. Magistrates perform many criminal duties such as issues warrants and setting bail. This article examines magistrates' civil courts, which are called small-claims, courts in North Carolina.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 45 Issue 3, Winter 1980, p29-33
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19968
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On July 1, 1983, a new statute takes effect governing the towing of vehicles by law enforcement officers. The old law expires June 30. The new law sets out the procedures officers must follow before or after having a vehicle towed and provides for a hearing before a magistrate for owners who wish to contest the towing.
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19967
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This bulletin discusses a law passed in 1982 as a result of a concern that allowing motor vehicles to be towed without the opportunity for a quick hearing would be an unconstitutional taking of property without due process of law. Brannon seeks to explain the law and suggests a step-by-step procedures for holding towing hearings.
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Administration of Justice Memorandum (NoCar KFN 7908 .A15 U6), Vol. Issue 5, Aug 1982, p1-13, f
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19966
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This bulletin discusses the law on the sheriff's authority to break and enter when executing civil process. Each sheriff must determine what procedures for deputies to follow in executing process.
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20014
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This bulletin deals with the third of three authorizations North Carolina law allows for magistrates to take guilty pleas. N.C.G.S. 7A-273(1) provides that magistrates may accept guilty pleas or admissions of responsibility and enter judgment for infractions in which the maximum penalty that can be imposed is not more than $50 and for Class 3 misdemeanors (Class 3 misdemeanor jurisdiction). The Bulletin also list Infractions and Misdemeanors and the maximum punishment for each.
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20020
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The 2005 NC General Assembly enacted a number of bills affecting small claims and miscellaneous duties of magistrates. Brannon discusses these changes, including small claims procedures, landlord tenant issues, and domestic violence.
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Administration of Justice Bulletin (NoCar KFN 7908 .A15 U6), Vol. Issue 7, Nov 2005, p1-8, f
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20033
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This bulletin defines involuntary civil commitment, describes the commitment process, and focuses on the magistrate's role in the process that potentially leads to involuntary civil commitment. It includes discussions on criteria for issuing a custody order, the procedure for initiating involuntary commitment, emergency commitment for mentally ill and substance abuse respondents, transportation orders, and more.
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20103
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In the recent crime session, the General Assembly, in Ch. 4, S. L. 1993 (1994 Extra Session) provided that chief district judges may allow magistrates to hear requests for ex parte domestic violence protective orders and to issue show cause orders for contempt of domestic violence orders in certain limited circumstances. This memorandum may help in identifying some of the issues to be resolved. It also includes some information for magistrates who are hearing motions for ex parte protective orders.
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Administration of Justice Memorandum (NoCar KFN 7908 .A15 U6), Vol. Issue 7, May 1994, p1-9, il
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20115
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This memorandum discusses acts of the 1994 regular session of the 1994 regular session of the NC General Assembly, other than criminal legislation, of interest to magistrates. The most significant piece of legislation affecting magistrates is the new educational requirement and pay plan.
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20127
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This bulletin discusses 1995 non-criminal legislation of interest to magistrates. Several important bills substantive law affecting small claims litigation--for example, two bills made major changes in summary ejectment proceedings.
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Administration of Justice Bulletin (NoCar KFN 7908 .A15 U6), Vol. Issue 4, Sept 1995, p1-10, f
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20135
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This bulletin discusses two bills enacted by the NC General Assembly in 1996 that are of particular interest to Magistrates, clerks and law enforcement officers--Chapter 739, S.L. 1995 (re. Sess. 1996), which amends the involuntary commitment laws, and Chapter 591 S.L. 1995 (reg. Sess. 1996), which modifies the law governing civil domestic violence protective orders.
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Administration of Justice Bulletin (NoCar KFN 7908 .A15 U6), Vol. Issue 4, Dec 1996, p1-27, il
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20128
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This bulletin discusses civil process and other non-criminal legislation enacted by the 1995 NC General Assembly that affects sheriffs. The most significant changes are found in two bills that modify summary ejectment law, but changes have also been made in exemptions from judgments and service of process.
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Administration of Justice Bulletin (NoCar KFN 7908 .A15 U6), Vol. Issue 5, Sept 1995, p1-8, il, f
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20154
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This bulletin discuses non-criminal legislation enacted by the 1997 NC General Assembly of interest to clerks of superior court and magistrates.
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20168
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The major change in small claims legislation in this year's NC General Assembly was an increase in the jurisdictional amount for cases that can be heard by a magistrate. The other area with major change is domestic violence. The bulletin also discusses other non-criminal legislation affecting magistrates.
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Administration of Justice Bulletin (NoCar KFN 7908 .A15 U6), Vol. Issue 4, Sept 1999, p1-13, f
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20239
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The 2001 NC General Assembly is still in session; however, one piece of legislation passed by the Assembly is of interest to sheriffs. That is an amendment to Rule 4 of the Rules of Civil Process which extends the life of a summons from thirty to sixty days to allow the sheriff more time to find the defendants and serve the process on them. Another piece of legislation for sheriffs is still working its way through the legislative process.
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Administration of Justice Bulletin (NoCar KFN 7908 .A15 U6), Vol. Issue 5, Nov 2001, p1-5, il, f