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).

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

PLEASE NOTE:
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:

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PREFERENCES
Judicial Preference Orders
By way of standing order, the judge has expressed his or her preference for the handling of certain matters. The orders are as follows:
United States District Judges
United States Magistrate Judges
Practice Preferences
Practice preferences are judge-specific instructions based on the individual requirements of a particular judge in regards to proposed orders, motion practice, pretrial and trial issues, and other issues of importance to attorneys practicing in the Eastern District of North Carolina. Please click on the "preferences" links below to review the practice preferences in detail.
Chief United States District Judge
Chief United States District Judge Richard E. Myers II preferences (effective 8/1/2022)
nothing
United States District Judges
United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle preferences
United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan preferences
United States District Judge James C. Dever III preferences
nothing
United States Magistrate Judge
United States Magistrate Judge Robert B. Jones, Jr. preferences  
United States Magistrate Judge Robert T. Numbers, II preferences N/A  
United States Magistrate Judge Brian S. Meyers preferences N/A
United States Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Swank preferences N/A
United States Magistrate Judge James E. Gates preferences