North Carolina State and Federal Court Filing Deadline Extensions and Continuances of Proceedings

April 7, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, state and federal courts in North Carolina have extended certain filing deadlines and continued various proceedings. The chart below lists the most current deadline extensions and continuances and provides links to the relevant orders. This page will be readily updated as new information becomes available. 

 
 

 

NC Court Filing Deadlines and Continuances

CourtNature of ProceedingsContinued ThroughAuthority
NC District Court, Superior Court & Business CourtAll in-court proceedings (likely also mediations), with limited exceptions including but not limited to proceedings implicating due process rightsJune 1, 2020

Justice Beasley’s April 2, 2020 Order

Judge Bledsoe's April 14, 2020 Order

 Deadlines for all trial court filings and certain periods of limitationJune 1, 2020

Justice Beasley's April 13, 2020 Order

Judge Bledsoe's April 14, 2020 Order

 Certain deadlines in proceedings for forfeiture of bail bondsSeptember 30, 2020
NC Court of AppealsAll appellate court filings due between March 27 - April 30Deadlines extended by 60 daysMarch 27, 2020 Supreme Court Order
 All filings of Consent to Appellate Mediation Form and Motion for 60-day Extension of Time due between March 27 - April 30Deadlines extended by 60 daysApril 3, 2020 Unsigned Memo - "Impact of COVID-19 on Appellate Mediation Rules and Procedures"
NC Supreme Court

All appellate court filings due between March 27 - April 30 

Deadlines extended by 60 days

March 27, 2020 Supreme Court Order

Western District of NCCriminal trialsJune 1, 2020April 1, 2020 Order
Middle District of NCCivil jury trials and criminal casesMay 4, 2020Standing Order 13
Eastern District of NCCivil jury trials and criminal casesMay 1, 2020Standing Order 5
US Court of Appeals - Fourth CircuitIn person oral arguments scheduled to be held May 5-8Postponed until further noticeApril 1, 2020 Announcement

 

If you have any questions about these judicial deadline extensions, please contact one of our Litigation attorneys for assistance. 


Brooks Pierce is dedicated to keeping our clients fully informed during the COVID-19 crisis. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Response Resources page.

Share this link

Related Attorneys and Professionals