Lacy H. Thornburg's career in law has included stints as a small-town lawyer in Sylva, three-term legislator, superior court judge, and North Carolina Attorney General. In 1994, he was appointed to a federal judgeship.
Martin traces this period of the North Carolina Supreme Court's history by citing significant decisions from each decade, beginning with the 1920s, and reviews such fundamental alterations in the judicial system as constitutional amendments.
On the 175th anniversary of the North Carolina Supreme Court, Smith gives a brief history of the court's creation and points out that North Carolina, and North Carolina's courts, had experienced much prior to 1819.
Effective December 1, 1993, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended; the changes altered civil practice in federal court. The authors discuss the new rules in the context of their relevance to the Eastern, Middle, and Western districts of NC.
Don Carroll, director of the North Carolina State Bar's PALS program, which assists those in the legal profession who suffer from chemical dependency, entertains questions about the program and its mission.