United States District Court
Eastern District of North Carolina

PLEASE NOTE: In reference to COVID-19, please see Judicial Preference Order 20-JP-1-RN, In re: Duty Court Proceedings Before United States Magistrate Judge Robert T. Numbers, II During the National Emergency Created by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

PLEASE NOTE: In reference to COVID-19, please see Standing Order 20-SO-7, IN RE: VIDEO CONFERENCING FOR CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS UNDER THE CARES ACT AND IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

PLEASE NOTE: In reference to COVID-19, please see Standing Order 20-SO-5, IN RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

PLEASE NOTE: In reference to COVID-19, please see Standing Order 20-SO-4, IN RE: RESTRICTIONS ON VISITORS TO COURTHOUSES.

courthouses
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RULES

NOTICE OF AMENDMENTS TO THE LOCAL RULES
EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2019

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina gives notice of amendments to the Local Civil Rules and Local Criminal Rules. These amendments are effective December 1, 2019. See 19-SO-5.

Local Civil Rules (effective December 1, 2019)
    Chart summarizing amendments
    Redlined Version
    Clean Version

Local Criminal Rules (effective December 1, 2019)
    Chart summarizing amendments
    Redlined Version
    Clean Version
 

Local Rules

The Local Rules of the Eastern District of North Carolina govern the practice and procedure of all actions and proceedings in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina except when a federal statute or rule applies.

Federal Rules

The Federal Rules generally govern the procedure in civil and criminal actions and proceedings in the United States district courts.

Standing Orders

Standing Orders are issued by the Chief District Judge and address matters of court business, including court policies and administrative matters, not adequately addressed by orders in individual cases and not appropriate for inclusion in the local rules.