|North Carolina’s chief appeals judge has been elected to serve as a national officer with the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal. John C. Martin of Raleigh was selected in October at the group’s national conference to serve as secretary-treasurer of the Council for the coming 2011-12 term.
The Council of Chief Judges is a national organization whose purpose is to afford the leaders of the intermediate appellate courts of each state, a group for consultation and education as well as learning more about the organization, operation, rules and methods of procedure for state appellate courts. The group also strives to advance and improve the administration of the state justice systems.
Judge Martin, formerly a superior court judge for seven years, has served on the Court of Appeals for 22 years and has been the chief judge of the court for eight years. He also chairs the North Carolina Judicial Standards Commission.
Martin will replace Ann Scott-Timmer, chief judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals. Incoming president of the Council is Sherry Radack, chief judge of the Texas Court of Appeals.
The Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal was formed in 1980. It is affiliated with the National Center for State Courts in Williamsburg, Virginia, which provides secretariat services concerning the day-to-day operations and governance of the Council.
Office of Chief Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals, Raleigh, North Carolina