(RALEIGH, NC) Chief Justice Mark Martin announced the creation of the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice and appointed the committee co-chairs of the new commission. The co-chairs are:
- Catharine Arrowood (president, N.C. Bar Association)
- Justice Barbara Jackson (associate justice, Supreme Court of North Carolina)
- David Levi (dean, Duke Law School)
- William Webb (retired magistrate judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina)
- Brad Wilson (president and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina)
The Commission is charged with undertaking a comprehensive evaluation of the North Carolina judicial system and making recommendations to improve NC courts within the existing administrative framework. The Commission will focus on five areas: criminal investigation and adjudication, civil justice, technology, the future of legal services, and public trust and confidence.
While not specifically referenced in the five focus areas, the Court system made clear in its release on the formation of the Commission that it hopes the results of the Commission’s work will be used to guide funding at the NC General Assembly.