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.
RULES

NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE LOCAL RULES

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina gives public notice of proposed amendments to the Local Civil Rules and Local Criminal Rules. The public and members of the bar are invited to submit any comments concerning the proposed revisions no later than August 12, 2019. 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 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.