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The Appellate Rules Committee has updated its style–the Appellate Style Manual that is. The Style Manual provides practical examples and tips for those practicing in North Carolina’s state appellate courts.  Although not a substitute for the Rules themselves, the Style Manual is a handy guide for those dealing with pesky table of authorities or seeking

In April 2017, the General Assembly moved primary (i.e., initial) appellate jurisdiction in termination of parental rights appeals from the Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court.  That change (which went into effect in January 2019) required the appellate courts and Rule 3.1 practitioners to make significant adjustments.

Recently, the General Assembly changed its