United States District Court
Eastern District of North Carolina

In reference to the Honoring our PACT Act of 2022 ("Pact Act"):

The text of the PACT Act may be found here. The Eastern District of North Carolina has been designated as the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for cases filed pursuant to Section 804 of the Act, known as the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022. Cases arising under this section should be filed in the correct division as provided in Local Civil Rule 40.1. If a plaintiff does not reside within the Eastern District of North Carolina, the case should be filed in the Southern Division. The Cause of Action should be 804 (Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022) and the Nature of Suit should be 360 (P.I. : Other).

Attorney filer PACT Act case opening tips may be found here.

By law, the clerk's office may not provide legal advice or recommend a particular attorney or law firm.

Standing Order 23-SO-1, concerning electronic service of complaints in cases filed under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act may be found here.

September 22, 2022 - The Court is accepting applications for a Full-time U.S. Magistrate Judge in Greenville, NC until 5:00 p.m. on October 24, 2022. Please review the Public Notice for additional details
April 8, 2022 - Public notice regarding reappointment of Incumbent United States Magistrate Judge Robert T. Numbers, II. for the United States District Court Eastern District of North Carolina.

In reference to COVID-19, please see:

VISITOR INFORMATION: Mobile devices and weapons are not permitted in the courthouse. Please bring a photo ID.

CM/ECF HELPDESK 1.866.855.8894

The federal judiciary's Case Management/Electronic Case File (CM/ECF) system is an internet-based document filing and case management system. The Eastern District of North Carolina implemented CM/ECF in October of 2005. Any computer with internet access and web browser software can access CM/ECF.

CM/ECF allows registered attorneys to electronically file case-related documents through the internet. All members of the Eastern District of North Carolina bar are expected to register as electronic filers and file case documents electronically. See Standing Order 06-PLR-2. The filings are immediately entered on the court’s electronic docket sheet along with court-generated docket entries, such as orders and minute entries. These electronic records constitute the official record of the court. Registered attorneys who have made an appearance in a case receive electronic notification of docket entries and documents filed in the case.

CM/ECF allows the court to make case-related documents available to the public through the internet. The public may view an Eastern District of North Carolina docket sheet or document at the public access terminals in the clerk’s office. Electronic access to court data is also available through the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) program. Viewing documents from PACER requires a PACER account and PDF-Reader software.

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