Courts and Judicial Administration
The School of Government provides educational and other resources for a wide range of North Carolina court officials, including appellate judges, trial judges, clerks of court (and their employees), magistrates, district attorneys (and their employees), public defenders (and their employees), court administrators (including family court and problem-solving court personnel), and employees of the Administrative Office of the Courts. The School's faculty members also work with state and local officials who don't work directly for the court system including law enforcement officers, correctional officials, sheriffs, juvenile justice employees, social services employees, medical personnel, private attorneys, employees of nonprofit organizations who work with criminal justice agencies, domestic violence program employees, Division of Motor Vehicle employees, and county employees who interact with the court system, among others.
The School is home to the North Carolina Judicial College, which offers a curriculum of programs and educational materials for judicial branch employees. Programs of the Judicial College focus on specific topics, use interactive learning methods, and limit attendance to ensure the opportunity for full participation by the learner. The programs target areas in which court officials have a demonstrated need, and over time the Judicial College will help judicial branch employees develop their skills more fully, fill in gaps in their knowledge that continuing education programs rarely have time to address, and provide programming that is of interest to officials in all stages of their careers.
School of Government Sites
Faculty and Program Personnel
Ann Anderson, Assistant Professor