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ALERTS: It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of United States Bankruptcy Judge Randy D. Doub, who departed this life Saturday, January 24, 2015. Judge Doub provided outstanding and dedicated service as a United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Eastern District of North Carolina from July 2006 until January 2015. He served as Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge from July 2007 until July 2014. During his tenure as Chief Judge, he was instrumental in overseeing the move of one of the Bankruptcy Court's divisional offices to Greenville and overseeing the construction of a new courthouse in Greenville. Judge Doub will be greatly missed. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family.

Obituary for the Honorable Randy D. Doub
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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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Standing Orders

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


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


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 - 9/23/2014
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


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

Prisoner Litigation

14-SO-2 - In Re: Procedures for Service of Process in State Prisoner Civil Rights Cases. - 9/5/2014
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


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


14-SO-01 - In Re: Retroactive Application of U.S.S.G. Amendment 782 - 8/6/2014
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