United States District Court
Eastern District of North Carolina

PLEASE NOTE: The Wilmington clerk of court's office and court facilities are now located at 1003 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401. Wilmington court sessions will be at this location, unless noticed otherwise. The downtown Alton Lennon Federal Building and Courthouse is unstaffed.

The Court is accepting applications for a Full-time U.S. Magistrate Judge in Raleigh, NC until 5:00 p.m. on January 24, 2020. Please review the Public Notice for additional details

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

The federal judges serving within the Eastern District of North Carolina consist of:

Chief United States District Judge
Determined by statute from among the district judges to discharge an important leadership role in court management.

United States District Judges
Appointed by the President of the United States upon confirmation by the United States Senate, in accordance with Article III of the United States Constitution, to lifetime service on the district court bench.

United States Magistrate Judges
Appointed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 631 by the district court judges in the district to serve for a term of eight years, if full-time, or four years, if part-time, which term may be renewed by the court subject to satisfaction of certain criteria.  Authority and Duties of Magistrate Judges.

Chief United States District Judge
name location
Chief United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle Elizabeth City, NC
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United States District Judges
name location
United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan New Bern, NC
United States District Judge James C. Dever III Raleigh, NC
United States District Judge Richard E. Myers II Wilmington, NC
Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt Raleigh, NC
Senior United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard Greenville, NC
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United States Magistrate Judges
name location
United States Magistrate Judge James E. Gates Raleigh, NC
United States Magistrate Judge Robert B. Jones, Jr. Wilmington, NC
United States Magistrate Judge Robert T. Numbers, II Raleigh, NC
United States Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Swank Greenville, NC