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Wooten appointed NCAOC director

McKinley Wooten Jr. has been named as the director of the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC). Wooten has served as interim director of the NCAOC since Feb. 28 of last year.

North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley announced the appointment, made upon the recommendation of a select committee comprised of stakeholders of the court system and the legal profession, on March 2.

Before becoming interim director, Wooten had previously served as deputy director of NCAOC, deputy secretary of the Department of Administration, and inspector general at the state’s Department of Justice. He is the first African-American to serve as the NCAOC’s director, according to an announcement by the state’s Judicial Branch.

Staff reports

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