United States District Court
Eastern District of North Carolina

In reference to the Honoring our PACT Act of 2022 ("Pact Act"):

The text of the PACT Act may be found here. The Eastern District of North Carolina has been designated as the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for cases filed pursuant to Section 804 of the Act, known as the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022. Cases arising under this section should be filed in the correct division as provided in Local Civil Rule 40.1. If a plaintiff does not reside within the Eastern District of North Carolina, the case should be filed in the Southern Division. The Cause of Action should be 804 (Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022) and the Nature of Suit should be 360 (P.I. : Other).

Attorney filer PACT Act case opening tips may be found here.

By law, the clerk's office may not provide legal advice or recommend a particular attorney or law firm.

Standing Order 23-SO-1, concerning electronic service of complaints in cases filed under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act may be found here.

September 22, 2022 - The Court is accepting applications for a Full-time U.S. Magistrate Judge in Greenville, NC until 5:00 p.m. on October 24, 2022. Please review the Public Notice for additional details
April 8, 2022 - Public notice regarding reappointment of Incumbent United States Magistrate Judge Robert T. Numbers, II. for the United States District Court Eastern District of North Carolina.

In reference to COVID-19, please see:

VISITOR INFORMATION: Mobile devices and weapons are not permitted in the courthouse. Please bring a photo ID.

U.S. Code Regarding Court Reporters

Transcript Formatting Guidelines

Official NCED Court Reporter Information

Amy Condon
PO Box 25670
Raleigh, NC 27611

Tracy McGurk
phone: 419-392-6626
413 Middle Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Risa Kramer
1003 S. 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Transcript Request (Instructions)

  • If you need to order a court proceeding from a court reporter, or if you would like a copy of a previously produced transcript, you may contact the official court reporter directly. If you need to order a transcript of a court proceeding that was digitally recorded, you must contact Shelia Foell at 252-830-2330.
  • To determine if there was a court reporter or whether the proceeding was digitally recorded, you may access the docket sheet through PACER or at the public terminal located in the clerk's office. The court reporter's name and contact information is located in the 'minute' docket entry indicating that a proceeding was held. If the proceeding was recorded, the docket entry will reflect that the hearing was recorded with FTR Gold.
  • Before contacting Shelia Foell, please have the following information ready:
    • Case number
    • Defendant Name (in a criminal case)
    • Presiding Judge (if known)
    • Date of proceeding
  • If you need a copy of a transcript that has been filed with the court, subject to Judicial Conference Policy, you may access the transcript through PACER or at the public terminal located in the clerk's office. The transcript is available for copying on PACER at the rate of $.10 per page or at the clerk's office it can be printed at the rate of $.10 per page. Please note, that the $3.00 cap does not apply to transcripts.

Availability of Transcripts of Court Proceedings

Attorney Obligations Regarding the Redaction of Transcripts
Transcript Redaction Procedures
Maximum Transcript Rates

Authorization and Voucher for Payment of Transcript - CJA 24

Forms for Use by Court Reporters