For NC Administrative Office of the Courts
The N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC) is the administrative
agency for the Judicial Branch. The NCAOC provides statewide support services
for the courts, including court programs and management services, information,
technology, human resources, financial, legal and legislative, research and
planning, court services, and purchasing services.
In addition, the NCAOC prepares and administers the court system's budget.
The director of the NCAOC is appointed by the chief justice but has independent
statutory responsibility for the administration of the court system. The
assistant director is also appointed by the chief justice and serves as
administrative assistant to the chief justice.