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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.
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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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Bankruptcy

87-PLR-3 - In re: Local Bankruptcy Rules - 10/8/1987
84-PLR-4 - Ref. of Bankruptcy Matters to Bankruptcy Judges - 8/3/1984


Bar

03-PLR-4 - Standing Order on Bar of EDNC - 11/26/2003


Civil Justice Reform Act/ADR

95-PLR-1 - Compensation for Mediators - 7/2/2008
93-PLR-2 - Civil Justice Reform Act Adoption Order w/ Plan - 11/4/1993


Civil Miscellaneous

13-SO-2 - Amended Procedures for Commitments Under 18 U.S.C. § 4248 - 10/21/2013
11-SO-4 - Procedures for Commitments Under 18 U.S.C. § 4248 - 11/14/2011
10-SO-1 - Procedures for Commitments Under 18 U.S.C. § 4248 - 8/4/2010
87-PLR-5 - Standing Order Authorizing Rev. Officers to Make Personal Service of Process in Tax Summons Enforcement Cases - 11/19/1987
85-PLR-3 - Guidelines for Resolving Scheduling Conflicts - 7/26/1985
84-PLR-5 - Designation of Location of Marshal's Sales - 9/11/1984


CM/ECF

06-PLR-2 - In re: Electronic Filing - 1/30/2006


Court Reporter

07-SO-1 - Transcript Fee Rates - 10/23/2007


Criminal Justice Act

13-SO-01 - Criminal Justice Act Plan - 3/25/2013
08-SO-2 - Criminal Justice Act Plan - 4/16/2008
04-PLR-9 - Appointment of CJA Panel Committee - 12/22/2004
02-PLR-7 - CJA Plan - 7/10/2002


Criminal Miscellaneous

click to view - Collateral Forfeiture Schedule - 11/6/2013
13-SO-4 - Adoption of Local Criminal Rule 58.2 - 11/5/2013
07-SO-2 - Procedures for Commitments Under U.S.C. 18 §§ 4241-4246 Amended - 12/1/2009
09-SO-2 - Sealing of Plea Agreements and Substantial Assistance Motions - 8/28/2009
05-PLR-6 - In re: Chief Judge Handling Electronic Surveillance and Handling of Sealed Documents re Same - 7/27/2005
05-PLR-2 - Re: "Justice for All Act of 2004" Victims Rights - 1/19/2005
91-PLR-2 - Order Establishing Procedures for Commitment - 7/3/1991
85-PLR-3 - Guidelines for Resolving Scheduling Conflicts - 7/26/1985


Jury

05-PLR-12 - Jury Plan - 12/7/2005


Prisoner Litigation

11-SO-2 - Re: Filing of Proposed Budgets for State Clemency Proceedings in Capital Habeas Corpus Cases Involving Attorneys Appointed Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3599(a)(2)¹ - 10/18/2011
90-PLR-4 - Eastern District Prisoner Representation Plan - 12/1/2009
90-PLR-3 - In re Eastern District Prisoner Rep'n Plan (Protective Order re Confid Information) - 9/24/1990
81-PLR-3 - Order Setting Procedures for Ruling on Motions to Proceed IFP in Habeas Corpus Cases (28 U.S.C. § 2254) - 9/29/1981
66-PLR-1 - Applications for Writs of Habeas Corpus by State Prisoners - 10/5/1966


Security

06-PLR-5 - In re: Firearms Policy - 3/17/2006
05-PLR-11 - In re: Raleigh Building Security - 11/29/2005
05-PLR-7 - In re: Prohibition of Wireless Communications - 8/15/2005


Sentencing

11-SO-3 - Motions for Post-conviction Relief Pursuant to United States v. Simmons, __F.3d__(4th Cir. Aug. 17, 2011) (en banc) - 10/18/2011
11-SO-01 - Re: Petitions for Retroactive Application of November 1, 2011 Amendment to Crack Cocaine Offense Level Guidelines - 9/26/2011
08-SO-1 - Re: Petitions for Retroactive Application of 11/1/2007 Amendment to Crack Cocaine Offense Level Guidelines - 2/21/2008
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