Welcome to the School of Government's NC Magistrates microsite. For decades, faculty members at the School of Government have provided training for new magistrates, ongoing educational programs, comprehensive written materials, and consultation to North Carolina magistrates. The diversity of these offerings reflect the diversity of the office: magistrates are responsible for determining whether to issue search and arrest warrants, conducting an initial appearance and setting conditions of pretrial release in criminal cases, deciding whether individuals should be detained for examination in response to a petition for involuntary commitment, performing marriages, and for conducting small claims court.
- The Magistrate's Role in Involuntary Commitment (April 18-20, 2016)
- Introduction to Holding Small Claims Court for Magistrates (May 9-11, 2016)
- Small Claims - Special Topics (June 7-9, 2016)
- Basic School for Magistrates: Summer 2016
(July 25-29, 2016 & August 15-19, 2016)
- One-Day Regional Civil Seminars for Magistrates (Oct. 8, Oct. 9, Oct. 20, Oct. 27 and Oct. 29)