N.C. R. App. P. 1. Title; Scope of Rules; Trial Tribunal Defined
(a) Title. The title of these rules is “North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure.” They may be so cited either in general references or in reference to particular rules. In reference to particular rules the abbreviated form of citation, “N.C. R. App. P. ___,” is also appropriate.
(b) Scope of Rules. These rules govern procedure in all appeals from the courts of the trial division to the courts of the appellate division; in appeals in civil and criminal cases from the Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court; in direct appeals from administrative tribunals to the appellate division; and in applications to the courts of the appellate division for writs and other relief which the courts or judges thereof are empowered to give.
(c) Rules Do Not Affect Jurisdiction. These rules shall not be construed to extend or limit the jurisdiction of the courts of the appellate division as that is established by law.
(d) Definition of Trial Tribunal. As used in these rules, the term “trial tribunal” includes the superior courts, the district courts, and any administrative agencies, boards, or commissions from which appeals lie directly to the appellate division.
287 N.C. 671; 312 N.C. 803; 324 N.C. 613; 354 N.C. 609; 363 N.C. 901.
Former Rule 41, “Title,” was renumbered as Rule 42 on 3 March 1994, 113 N.C. App. 841, and then later recodified as Rule 1(a) on 2 July 2009, 363 N.C. 901.