Chief Justice Mark Martin will deliver his 2017 State of the Judiciary address at the North Carolina Bar Association's annual meeting, which will take place at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville on Saturday, June 24. The address will focus on the Judicial Branch's commitment to access, fairness, and impartiality for the people of North Carolina.|
Chief Justice Martin will highlight the work of the N.C. Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice and its final report and recommendations, including those already underway, for improving the administration of justice.
Chief Justice Mark Martin will address members and guests of the N.C. Bar Association. Press is invited to attend, and should arrive at least 30 minutes before the start time.
Saturday, June 24, at 11:15 a.m.
Omni Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
Chief Justice Mark Martin is the 28th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. He was elected to an eight-year term that started on January 1, 2015, and he has served on the Supreme Court since January 1999. Chief Justice Martin is dedicated to strengthening and advancing the rule of law. He has authored more than 400 appellate decisions during his 20-plus-year tenure on the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. He is the only sitting judge in North Carolina who has served on the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Superior Court. Chief Justice Martin earned his juris doctor (J.D.) from the University of North Carolina School of Law, after receiving his undergraduate degree from Western Carolina University. He also has a master of laws degree (LL.M.) in Judicial Process from the University of Virginia. Read more.