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Local Rules Federal Rules Standing Orders
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.
Civil Rules (pdf)
Criminal Rules (pdf)
Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules (pdf)
Patent Rules (pdf)
Admiralty and Maritime Claims
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The Federal Rules generally govern the procedure in civil and criminal actions and proceedings in the United States district courts.
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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.
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