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 Registration
Complete, sign, and mail to the Court the Electronic Case Filing Registration Form. Signing the form commits you to accept service electronically in lieu of paper service from the Court and from opposing counsel in any case in which you are the attorney of record. If you have not yet participated in CM/ECF Training, sign up for a class.

Log-In and Password:
After the Court receives and processes your form, we will send you your user ID and password by email or US Mail. This will enable you to access the system and e-file documents and pleadings in the District Court. (You must obtain a separate login and password from each court to e-file in Bankruptcy and District Court.)

Click here to review the User Guide and the Policy Manual. Please call the Clerk's Office Help Desk at 866.855.8894 if you have questions.

PACER Registration: the CMECF login is a separate login from the PACER login, click here to obtain a PACER login. The PACER login is used to query cases and case information and the CMECF login is used to e-file pleadings into the system.