United States District Court
Eastern District of North Carolina

PLEASE NOTE:

2024 Independence Day Holiday Order
Jury Scam Alert information
Public Notice Regarding Changes to Miscellaneous Court Fee Schedules Effective December 1, 2023.
The Judicial Conference approved inflationary adjustments to fees on the miscellaneous fee schedule will become effective December 1, 2023. Please review the District Court Fee Schedule under the "Public" tab at www.nced.uscourts.gov. Updated fees will be posted as of December 1, 2023.

The Wilmington Courthouse will be closed November 13 through November 17, 2023. Beginning November 20, 2023, court will resume in Wilmington at the Alton Lennon Federal Building and United States Courthouse located at 2 Princess Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401. Courtroom technology in courtroom 1 at the Alton Lennon Federal Building, Wilmington has been recently updated and is operable effective 4/8/2024. Any attorney that would like to do the technology training must contact Rick Sanchez at (919-645-1716).
FY 2024 Pre-Lapse in Appropriations Notice to Contractors
Camp Lejuene Water Litigation Information.
Case Management Order 1, Camp Lejeune Water Litigation.

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

Latest News

  • 2024 Independence Day Holiday Order
  • The Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent (POWER) Act was signed into law in September 2018 to help combat domestic abuse and sexual violence. The Eastern District of North Carolina is honored to cosponsor a virtual POWER Act event which will take place on Friday, September 22, 2023 at 12 p.m. (EST). Click here to access additional information and RSVP to the event.
  • October 28, 2022 - Standing Order 22-S0-2-M, IN RE: PROHIBITION OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES
  • September 22, 2022 - Standing Order 22-SO-1, IN RE: GUILTY PLEAS IN CRIMINAL FELONY CASES
  • January 8, 2021  - Standing Order 21-SO-2 IN RE: PROCEDURES FOR THE FILING, SERVICE, AND MANAGEMENT OF HIGHLY SENSITIVE DOCUMENTS
  • March 14, 2017 - Learn about our Pro Bono Program.
  • More news >>

News

  • December 20, 2018 - 18-SO-6, In re Amendments to the Local Civil, Criminal, and Patent Rules of Practice and Procedure
  • October 5, 2018 - Holiday Order 2018
  • June 20, 2018 - The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina gives public notice of proposed amendments to the Local Civil Rules, Local Criminal Rules, and Local Patent Rules.
  • November 15, 2017 - 17-SO-5, In re: Amendments to the Local Admiralty, Civil, Criminal, and Patent Rules of Practice and Procedure
  • June 30, 2017 - The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina gives public notice of proposed amendments to the Local Admiralty Rules, Local Civil Rules, Local Criminal Rules, and Local Patent Rules.
  • 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)
  • May 5, 2015 - Public Notice of Proposed Local Civil and Criminal Rules:
    • Notice
    • Proposed Local Criminal Rules
    • Proposed Local Civil Rules
  • August 27, 2015 - Jury Scam Warning (pdf)
  • September 30, 2014 - IN RE: Procedures for handling cases charging misdemeanor offenses at the Fort Bragg Military Reservation, Department of Veterans Affairs Fayetteville Medical Center, and Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point (pdf)
  • September 30, 2014 - IN RE: Penalty Sheets (pdf)
  • September 05, 2014 - In Re: Procedures for Service of Process in State Prisoner Civil Rights Cases (pdf)
  • August 06, 2014 - In Re: Retroactive Application of U.S.S.G. Amendment 782. (pdf)