United States District Court
Eastern District of North Carolina

PLEASE NOTE: The Wilmington office of the Clerk of Court is temporarily located at 1717 Shipyard Blvd, Suite 200, Wilmington, NC 28403.
Wilmington court sessions are in Courtroom 3 of the Alton Lennon Federal Building and Courthouse in Wilmington.
Please check this site for further updates: updated September 13, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

courthouses
VISITOR INFORMATION: Mobile devices and weapons are not permitted in the courthouse. Please bring a photo ID.
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 Terrence W. Boyle preferences
nothing
United States District Judges
United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan preferences
United States District Judge James C. Dever III preferences
Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt preferences
Senior United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard preferences
nothing
United States Magistrate Judge
United States Magistrate Judge James E. Gates preferences  
United States Magistrate Judge Robert B. Jones, Jr. preferences  
United States Magistrate Judge Robert T. Numbers, II preferences N/A  
United States Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Swank preferences N/A