Released by: Major Jason Wank, Chief Detective
September 4, 2015
BEAUFORT – Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck has been appointed by Chief Justice Mark Martin of the North Carolina Supreme Court to serve on the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice. Sheriff Buck will serve on the Criminal Investigation and Adjudication committee. Sheriff Buck said “I am extremely honored by the appointment to this Commission. The citizens of North Carolina deserve a justice system that is efficient, effective and fair. I am hopeful that we will work together to make recommendations that will make a positive difference in our great state.”
Justice Martin’s News Release:
RALEIGH — Chief Justice Mark Martin has announced the full membership of the newly created North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice (NCCALJ).
The commission membership is comprised of key stakeholders within the justice system as well as leaders in the private and public sectors. See the full list of members. The multidisciplinary commission will undertake a comprehensive evaluation of our state’s justice system and make recommendations for strengthening our courts within the existing administrative framework.
“These respected and innovative leaders will provide the direction necessary in this era
of change, ensuring that the justice system works for all,” Chief Justice Martin said. “They bring with them decades of experience in the state and federal judiciaries, business and nonprofit communities, legal education, and private practice.”
Chief Justice Martin previously announced the appointment of the commission co-chairs, who will focus on five areas of inquiry: civil justice, criminal investigation and adjudication, legal professionalism, public trust and confidence, and technology.
Chief Justice Martin has also invited participation from the General Assembly. The commission’s work will provide a basis for discussion with the General Assembly to help ensure North Carolina’s Judicial Branch meets the needs of our citizens and their expectations for a modern court system. The commission will finalize its findings and recommendations in a series of reports that will be presented to the Chief Justice and made available to the public in early 2017.