Charlotte Mecklenburg District Court Judges Schedule – Calendar Year 2015 is broken down into three periods:
- January through May 2015
- May through September 2015
- September through December 2015
The Chief District Court Judge is The Honorable Regan A. Miller .
26th Judicial District – District Court Judges:
Hon. Rickye McKoy-Mitchell
Hon. Louis A. Trosch, Jr.
Hon. Becky T. Tin
Hon. Christy T. Mann
Hon. Ronald L. Chapman
Hon. Donnie Hoover
Hon. Paige B. McThenia
Hon. Kimberly Best-Staton
Hon. Charlotte Brown
Hon. Elizabeth Thornton Trosch
Hon. Karen Eady-Williams
Hon. Donald R. Cureton, Jr.
Hon. Matthew J. Osman
Hon. Sean P. Smith
Hon. Jena P. Culler
Hon. Ty Hands
Hon. Gary L. Henderson
Hon. David H. Strickland
Hon. Yolanda Trotman
Hon. Alicia Brooks
Judges in North Carolina at the District Court level are elected. Such elections do not reflect party affiliation such as Democratic, Independent or Republican. The term of service for a District Court Judge is four (4) years.
Judges in North Carolina must reside in the district in which they serve. For example, in the 26th Judicial District, District Court Judges reside within Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
The Chief Justice for the North Carolina Supreme Court, presently Justice Mark Martin, selects whom will serve as the Chief District Court Judge in the different Judicial Districts in North Carolina.
The Chief District Court Judge, in addition to holding court, also performs a wide range of administrative duties such as determining trial court assignments, dates of service, calendaring, etc.
District Court Judges in North Carolina may hear both civil and criminal cases. District Court Judges preside over Juvenile Court, Domestic / Family Law matters, Civil Trials (up to a certain monetary value).
Proper division for trial of civil actions generally determined by amount in controversy. Except as otherwise provided in this Article, the district court division is the proper division for the trial of all civil actions in which the amount in controversy is twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) or less; and the superior court division is the proper division for the trial of all civil actions in which the amount in controversy exceeds twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000).
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