New Wake County Trial Court Administrator

by de Ondarza Simmons, PLLC on September 16, 2011

Kristen Fetter appointed as Wake County Trial Court Administrator

Wake County Trial Court Administrator and Superior Court Judges

Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Donald W. Stephens recently appointed Kristen Fetter as the new Trial Court Administrator for the 10th Judicial District of North Carolina (the “Wake County Trial Court Administrator” or “Wake County TCA”).

Ms. Fetter is an attorney who worked as a Judicial Assistant to Judge Stephens and the other Superior Court Judges of Wake County before earning her Juris Doctor from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. As an attorney, she has worked as an Assistant Public Defender and an Assistant District Attorney in Wake County.

As the Wake County Trial Court Administrator, Ms. Fetter now handles the calendaring of civil Superior Court cases in Wake County, including trials and motions.  She also administers the Local Civil Rules for Superior Court in the Tenth Judicial District. In addition to the Tenth District Local Rules, the rest of the Wake County Local Rules and local forms, including calendar request forms, can be found here.

UPDATE!: the searchable PDF of the new Wake County Local Rules, effective January 7, 2013, are here.

Plus, Word versions of the new Wake Co. Local Forms are here.

Also, the Slide Show Ms. Fetter recently gave at her CLE on the new rules is here.

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The Wake County Trial Court Administrator’s Team

Ms. Fetter leads a team of outstanding folks at the Wake County TCA’s Office that includes Lisa Tucker, Michelle Bailey, and Carol McLeod.  Ms. Tucker is a Trial Court Coordinator and manages the District Court calendar for general civil litigation (exclusive of domestic civil litigation, which is handled separately by the Wake County Family Court Administrator, Melissa LeVine).  Ms. Bailey, also a Trial Court Coordinator, manages mediation matters for civil litigation in Superior Court.  Ms. Tucker and Ms. Bailey also assist Ms. Fetter with calendaring issues.  Finally, Ms. McLeod is Arbitration Coordinator for District Court.

Contact Info for the Wake County Trial Court Administrator’s Office

Ms. Fetter can be reached at the Wake County Trial Court Administrator’s Office at

Tel. (919) 792-4775
Fax (919) 792-4951

The mailing address is

P.O. Box 1916
Raleigh, North Carolina 27602

The Office is located on the 10th Floor of the Wake County Courthouse

316 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

To see a Google street view and map to the Courthouse, click here.


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