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The use of Judicial Authority

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This program will explore the law governing control of the courtroom and cases. Likely topics to be included are discipline of lawyers, sanctions, gatekeeper orders, pro se litigants, contempt and the like. The purpose of the program will be to enhance your understanding of your legal authority to manage the courtroom and to assist you in deciding how to apply that authority.

Topics - Courts and Judicial Administration

  • Judicial Administration and Authority

Who should attend

  • Public Officials - Courts and Judicial Administration Roles
  • Superior Court Judges


Ann Anderson joined the School of Government faculty in 2007. Prior to that, she was an associate for six years with the law firm of Kennedy Covington in Raleigh and Durham, where she specialized in real-estate litigation and quasi-judicial proceedings. Anderson earned a BA in history with highes...