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News & Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Mon, 06/06/2022
The Court has adopted amendments to Local Civil Rules 5.1 and 83.7 as well as an amendment to Local Criminal Rule 16.2. For further information, please refer to the Court’s Local Rules and Orders page.
Thu, 05/05/2022
The 2022 CJA Panel application period is until July 15, 2022.  Please refer to the CJA Panel Application Information page, so you can review the CJA Memo.
Wed, 04/27/2022
Comments are being accepted for proposed changes to the Local Civil and Criminal Rules. A summary of the changes and a marked-up version of the rules can be accessed below. Written comments on these proposed amendments can be submitted via e-mail to...
Tue, 04/26/2022
The public may attend in person if they wish.  The Court will provide a call-in number (888) 273-3658, Access Code: 4387497, available on the Court’s website, which parties and the public can use to listen to the hearing.
Mon, 02/14/2022
2022 Fourth Circuit Essay Contest, please click on the link to review the Brochure. Topic:  Is the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause sufficient to secure the rights of all citizens, or is...
Thu, 01/06/2022
NextGen CM/ECF is Coming Soon to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina The system will be unavailable from Noon Friday, January 14, 2022 until Tuesday, January 18th at 8:00 a.m. Filing deadlines will automatically be...
Tue, 12/14/2021
Changes Coming with Attorney Admissions when we go live on NextGen CM/ECF on January 18, 2022. Please refer to this link for further information.
Fri, 08/06/2021
On August 6, 2021, the Court modified COVID-19 related Standing Orders 12 and 15. Please refer to the Court’s...
Tue, 08/03/2021
On September 8, 2021 at noon, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina will be hosting a one hour free virtual ethics CLE “Noble Profession: Fulfilling Your Ethical Responsibilities of Pro...
Tue, 06/15/2021
Local Civil Rule 83.9d has been modified to specify that notices regarding selection of mediator should be filed electronically via CM/ECF. This change is effective June 21, 2021. Two new CM/ECF event codes have been created: Notice of Selection of...