Chief Justice Mark Martin visited the Stokes County Government Center on June 14 as part of his listening tour at courthouses across North Carolina. Martin stressed the importance of the work performed by countless individuals to allow our court system to run efficiently and fairly to serve the more than 10 million citizens in North Carolina. He offered an ear to courthouse personnel to address the issues facing the Stokes County court system and promises to be a voice in Raleigh for those needs as part of his leadership for our judicial branch of government. He was joined in his visit by his daughters Sarah and Suzannah.
In 2015 Martin initiated the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice. It serves as an independent, multidisciplinary commission that will undertake a comprehensive evaluation of our judicial system and make recommendations for strengthening our courts within the existing administrative framework.
Chief Justice Martin has invited participation from the General Assembly. The commission’s work will provide a basis for discussion with the General Assembly to help ensure North Carolina’s Judicial Branch meets the needs of our citizens and their expectations for a modern court system. The commission will finalize its findings and recommendations in a series of reports that will be presented to the Chief Justice and made available to the public in early 2017.