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North Carolina Legal Practice Materials

In this guide you will find resources for North Carolina Practice Materials arranged according to fields of law.

Civil Practice and Procedure

Gray, Wilson G. North Carolina Civil Procedure. 3rd ed. Newark, NJ : LexisNexis, 2007. [KFN7930 .G73 2007] (Reserve Room) [Available electronically via Lexis Advance to UNC Law Students and Faculty]

Designed as a reference for practicing trial lawyers, this treatise gives an overview of major case law applying and interpreting civil rules of procedure. Some discussion of federal rules and cases is also included where relevant.

Note: The Law Library has the current supplement (2018) located with this copy of the text in the Reserve Room.

North Carolina Conference of Superior Court Judges. Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions. North Carolina Pattern Jury Instructions for Civil Cases. Raleigh: The Conference, 1975-.    [KFN7942.6 .A6 N67] (Reserve Room) [Available electronically via WestlawNext for UNC Law Faculty and Staff]

Pattern jury instructions lay out the elements of crimes and burdens of proof in simple, straightforward model language, and can therefore be an invaluable resource for preparing complaints, defenses, and courtroom arguments.

Note: The Law Library has the current supplement (2018) accompanying this text which is located in the Reserve Room.

Woodlief, Alan D. Shuford North Carolina Civil Practice and Procedure: with Appellate Advocacy. 6th ed. Eagan, MN: Thomson West, c2018. [KFN7930 .S532 2018/19] (Reserve Room) [Available electronically via WestlawNext to UNC Law Students and Faculty]

Shuford’s NC Civil Practice and Procedure contains analysis of major case law developments that impact the NC Rules of Civil Procedure as well as the full text of the rules for civil actions as well as appeals. The analysis also includes comparison of NC rules with Federal rules and current trends in court rulings.

Scherer, Elizabeth B.; Leerberg, Matthew N. North Carolina Appellate Practice and Procedure. Matthew Bender & Co., 2019. [Available electronically via Lexis Advance to UNC Law Students and Faculty]

This treatise is organized with each chapter as a stage in the appellate process with some of the later chapters covering logistical information such as costs and fees. Practice notes are included within this treatise, from warnings to notes regarding timing.

Anderson, Ann M. Relief from Judgment in North Carolina Civil Cases. Chapel Hill, NC : UNC School of Government, 2015. [KFN7944 .A92 2015]

This resource is divided into two sections and focuses on the statute and case law for seeking relief post-trial from the trial court. The first section focuses on judgment notwithstanding the verdict, new trials, and amending the judgment. The second section focuses on motions brought under Rule 60(b).

MacGregor, Douglas Scott; Everlove-Stone, Katie. Elements of Civil Causes of Action in North Carolina. 3rd ed. North Carolina Bar Association, 2019. [Available electronically via Lexis Advance to UNC Law Students and Faculty]

Each chapter of this resource breaks down a different civil cause of action into its elements, defenses, and damages or remedies. Citations to case law are included.