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:

courthouses
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RULES

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina gives public notice of proposed amendments to the Local Civil Rules, Local Criminal Rules, and Local Admiralty Rules.  The public and members of the bar are invited to submit any comments concerning the proposed revisions no later than March 1, 2022.  Comments must be submitted in writing to the attention of the Clerk of Court, Post Office Box 25670, Raleigh, North Carolina 27611 or by email to
NCED_Local_Rules@nced.uscourts.gov.

 

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS

Proposed Amendments to the Local Rules 

SUMMARY CHARTS OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS

Local Civil Rules
Local Criminal Rules
Local Admiralty Rules

Local Rules

The Local Rules of the Eastern District of North Carolina govern the practice and procedure of all actions and proceedings in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina except when a federal statute or rule applies.

Federal Rules

The Federal Rules generally govern the procedure in civil and criminal actions and proceedings in the United States district courts.

Standing Orders

Standing Orders are issued by the Chief District Judge and address matters of court business, including court policies and administrative matters, not adequately addressed by orders in individual cases and not appropriate for inclusion in the local rules.