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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.

Thu, 07/30/2020
Effective August 1, 2020, the Court will begin using a Bench and Bar Fund for purposes that benefit the members of the bench and the bar in the administration of justice. To support this Fund,...
Thu, 07/30/2020
The Court approved amendments to Local Civil Rules 5.3(c)(1), 54.2, 79.4(c), 83.1(d), and 83.9c(b), which will be effective August 1, 2020. Please go the Court's Local Rules and Orders page for further...
Fri, 07/17/2020
Effectively immediately, we are pleased to announce that this court is now accepting on-line payments for criminal debt such as special assessments, fines, and criminal restitution. Payments are made through the U.S. Treasury via Pay.gov using a...
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 to ...
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 the principle of equality.   The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals is inviting high...
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 the court is open....
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 of...
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.S....
Wed, 06/05/2019
AMENDED PUBLIC NOTICE OF REAPPOINTMENT OF INCUMBENT U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE             The current term of the office of United States Magistrate Judge Joi Elizabeth Peake is due to expire on February 4, 2020. The United States District Court is...

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