Burnette Earns Juvenile Certification

While serving as a district court judge, Katherine Burnette enrolled in additional classes related specifically to juveniles and child welfare at the UNC School of Government to obtain her Juvenile Certification. Since she was elected by the district’s voters in 2020, Katherine Burnette has participated in Juvenile Justice presentations to the community, Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and has been a speaker at the Granville County’s leadership graduation program.

Burnette Elected as District Court Judge

March 2020

Katherine is grateful for the generous support of her community in the March 2020 primary election. “Each day as I leave the courtroom I am thankful for the opportunity to hold court in the 9th* Judicial District of North Carolina. Thank you to each of you who voted and supported me throughout this campaign process and elected to keep me as your district court judge. I will continue to listen to victims, work hard for our communities and uphold the law.” *now district 11A

Judge Katherine Burnette

Burnette earns master’s degree

January 2019

Judge Katherine Burnette received her Masters in Fine Arts degree in fiction from Queens University in Charlotte on Jan. 12, 2019. As part of the program, in addition to fiction, she also studied poetry, creative nonfiction and stage and screen. She has several works of fiction published.

Judge Katherine Burnette

Gov. Cooper Appoints New District Court Judge for Judicial District 9

October 2018

Governor Roy Cooper has appointed S. Katherine (Kat) Burnette to preside in Judicial District 9. “Burnette’s commitment to serving North Carolina, along with her devotion and experience in the practice of law, makes her an ideal choice to serve Judicial District 9,” said. Gov. Cooper.

Judge Katherine Burnette

Burnette appointed to bench in District 9 

October 2018

Governor Roy Cooper has appointed S. Katherine (Kat) Burnette to serve as a District Court Judge for Judicial District 9, serving Franklin, Granville, Vance and Warren counties. The appointment was announced Oct. 10.