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News & Announcements: January, 2017

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.

Thu, 12/21/2017
Local Rule 5.4 prescribes how parties should move for court permission to file documents under seal and when documents can be filed under sealed without a motion or order.  The following interactive videos are...
Tue, 10/03/2017
Effective October 13, 2017, the 9,000 and 4,500 word counts used in Local Civil Rules 7.3(d), 40.1(c), 56.1(c) and 72.4 will be changed to 6,250 and 3,125. Please refer to the Court's Local Rules and Orders page...
Tue, 09/12/2017
The Clerk's Office has created several CM/ECF Filing Tips, which have helpful information for filing documents in CM/ECF. Please call 336-332-6000 if you have any questions about these tips or would...
Wed, 08/30/2017
The Court will be calling soon for trial the case of Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, v. Willowood, LLC, et al, 15cv274.  Syngenta has moved to close the courtroom during testimony about certain documents Syngenta contends are confidential.  See Docs...
Wed, 06/14/2017
  The Clerk’s Office is pleased to announce a new program that allows registered CM/ECF attorneys to obtain an electronic Certificate of Good Standing online. Within one business day after the request is processed, a PDF Certificate of Good Standing...
Mon, 05/22/2017
The Clerk of Court, in accordance with approved policy, intends to destroy paper Title III interception pleadings for the time period March 2007 and years prior.  If there are any objections, contact the Clerk of Court at 336-332-6000.  Objections...
Thu, 03/09/2017
The current term of the office of United States Magistrate Judge L. Patrick Auld is due to expire on November 17, 2017. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the...
Mon, 01/30/2017
The Local Rules Committee for the Middle District of North Carolina has proposed revisions to the Local Civil and Criminal Rules of the United States District Court. Written comments on these proposed amendments can be submitted via e-mail to ...