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NC District Court Judge District 13 Seat 3

The NC District Court hears civil cases involving less than $25,000 and criminal misdemeanors. District Court also oversees juvenile court and the magistrates, which handle things like small claims and evictions.Judges are elected for 4 year terms. Legislation in 2017 changed these elections to partisan elections with no primary. There are 43 districts across the state, most of them either one or two counties.

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    Pauline Hankins

Biographical Information

What unique personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this judgeship?

You are running for a partisan judicial position. What role should the platform of your political party play in your work as a judge on the court?

What do you perceive as the greatest obstacles to justice and do you think there is a role you should play to address these obstacles?

What experiences do you bring to the kind of cases likely to come before you in the areas of family law, criminal law and juvenile justice issues?

Age (optional) 52
Contact Phone (910) 616-3293
email address
Private practice for 18 years handing cases in all divisions of District Court
It should not play a role in my work. I take an oath to uphold the laws of this country and the State of North Carolina
Implicit biases. As an African American judge, I preside with experience dealing with people of all backgrounds.
I have practiced extensively in family law and criminal law. I have served on JCPC board and practiced in Juvenile court.