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.
RULES

NOTICE OF AMENDMENTS TO THE LOCAL RULES EFFECTIVE MAY 31, 2023

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina gives notice of amendments to the Local Civil Rules, Local Criminal Rules, and Local Admiralty Rules. These amendments are effective May 31, 2023. See 23-SO-2.

 

Local Civil Rules (effective May 31, 2023)

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Local Criminal Rules (effective May 31, 2023)

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Local Admiralty Rules (effective May 31, 2023)

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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.