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The mission of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina is to support, defend and preserve the Constitution of the United States by providing an impartial forum for the just resolution of disputes. The clerk's office, as the doorway to the court, continuously strives to provide quality, courteous, and prompt service with a commitment to professionalism, teamwork and efficiency based on our belief that all people have a right to be treated with fairness and dignity. Our motto is "Service to the Public; Support to the Court."

We serve 44 North Carolina counties from Raleigh to the Atlantic coast and are under the United States Federal Court System in which both civil and criminal cases are filed. Court is held in six cities in the District: Elizabeth City, Fayetteville, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, and Wilmington.

Pleadings may be filed in the Office of the Clerk in Raleigh, Greenville, New Bern or Wilmington regardless of the division or judge to which the case is assigned.

For office hours and directions to specific locations, please visit our Court Locations section.


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March 20, 2017 -
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina has approved e-noticing for pro se parties in civil cases. Effective March 20, 2017, a non-incarcerated pro se litigant may consent to electronic service of documents filed in CM/ECF in civil cases in this court. Further information regarding e-noticing may be found in the revised CM/ECF Policy Manual.
March 16, 2017 -
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina announces the selection of Peter A. Moore, Jr., as Clerk of Court. Mr. Moore was sworn in by the Court on March 13, 2017, and replaces Julie Richards Johnston, who retired on March 6, 2017.
March 14, 2017 -
Learn about our Pro Bono Program.
December 2, 2016 -
November 23, 2016 -
Notice of Amendments to Local Rules Effective December 1, 2016
October 11, 2016 -
Amended Criminal Justice Act Plan
July 1, 2016 -
e-Voucher Information for CJA panel attorneys
June 21, 2016 - Notice of Proposed Amendments to Local Rules
March 28, 2016 - Application for Costs Guidelines
December 18, 2015 - Standing Order 15-SO-6; CJA Panel
December 1, 2015 - Standing Order 15-SO-4; In re Amendment to Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m)
November 25, 2015 - Notice of Changes in Military DWI Procedures and Schedule for Fort Bragg DWI Initial Court Appearances
October 16, 2015 - IN RE: Motions for Post-Conviction Relief Pursuant to Johnson v. United States, 576 U.S.--, 135 S.Ct. 2551 (2015) (pdf)
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