Though local court schedules are about as predictable as a Britney Spears meltdown – wait, that is pretty predictable – as predictable as the end of the world, you can go watch civil and criminal proceedings unfold in front of you even if you don’t own a TV and can’t tune in to Judge Judy. In some cases, you can even throw on your tattered jeans. And these proceedings are live. No popcorn allowed, though.
If you don’t see anything interesting when you first go, just wait. Whether it’s the topic of the case or a client is representing himself, what happens can be as dramatic, and admittedly, as guilty a pleasure as … a Britney Spears meltdown.
To check local listings for court cases in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties, go to http://www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars/Criminal.html.
Date posted: May 15, 2009