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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.

Tue, 06/02/2020

Changes to Local Civil Rules 5.3, 54.2, 79.4, 83.1 and 83.9 have been proposed. 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...

Wed, 05/06/2020

The 2020 CJA Panel application period is until July 17, 2020.  Please refer to the Information Regarding the Revised CJA Plan for the Middle District of North...

Wed, 04/01/2020

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, extending the right to vote to women and expanding on...

Thu, 03/26/2020

General Information:

Drop boxes may be used for filings during Clerk’s Office intake counters hours starting at 9:00 a.m. thru 3:00 p.m.

Clerk’s Office staff will retrieve documents from the drop boxes at 3:00 p.m. each day that...

Fri, 02/28/2020

Please review this new CJA Plan for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Tue, 11/05/2019

            The current term of the office of United States Magistrate Judge Joe L. Webster is due to expire on November 6, 2020. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment...

Thu, 10/24/2019

On October 15, 2019, the Durham courthouse for the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina was named for John Hervey Wheeler, a pioneer in civil rights, business, community affairs, and the legal profession.  The U....

Wed, 06/05/2019


            The current term of the office of United States Magistrate Judge Joi Elizabeth Peake is due to expire on February 4,...

Mon, 04/22/2019

The Clerk’s Office for the Middle District of North Carolina has created several new web accessible civil and criminal events in CM/ECF, which are listed under the Web Accessible heading. The events were created to comply with Section 508 of the...

Wed, 02/20/2019

On February 20, 2019, the Court approved Internal Procedures and Order of Appointment for cases arising under the First Step Act of 2018.