Monday, September 28, 2009, 2:27 PM

Major Changes to Appellate Rules This Week

On October 1, some major changes to the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure go into effect. While the changes touch on various areas, including electronic transcripts, pro hac vice admissions and secured leave, perhaps the most notable change is the abolishment of assignments of error. Repeat visitors to this blog will surely remember our covering a number of appeals dismissed due to assignments of error deemed faulty for one reason or another. I suspect no one will miss that. I might, however, miss the court's very visual comparison of overbroad assignments to hoop skirts... To see a redline of the rules and check out the changes, click here.


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