In December 2019, North Carolina adopted a citation rule requiring a hybrid format of traditional and universal citation, effective January 1, 2021.
The format contains these elements:
Examples from the court's administrative order:
In June 2019, the Supreme Court of North Carolina sought comments on a proposal to adopt a universal citation format.
The proposal concludes with a list of expected benefits.
The North Carolina Appellate Practice Blog has posted information on the proposal and rule changes and may be a resource for further comments and updates as they become available.