The State Library of North Carolina has made available digital versions of volumes 1 - 345 of the North Carolina Reports, the publication of the state's Supreme Court cases. Volumes are available for download on their website. Although it is not yet possible to search within the volumes for particular cases on topics, this is an excellent free resource for PDF versions of North Carolina cases, useful for site checking.
This is another example of the State Library's focus on making digitized North Carolina content increasingly available through its partnership with the State Archives. Other digitized collections, including of other North Carolina government information, can be browsed from the Digital Libraries' homepage.
Increasingly in other states that have adopted the Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act (UELMA),official versions of primary legal material are being made available electronically through the Internet. Although North Carolina is yet to consider or adopt UELMA, the willingness of the State Library, State Archives, and other state administrative agencies, to make available digitized content is an encouraging development!
Posted by Leslie A. Street on Mon. February 23, 2015 10:31 AM