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  Wilkes-Barre Harrisburg
Main Line 570-831-2500 717-901-2800
Toll Free 877-298-2053 888-531-9485
Click here for Case Administrator Contact Information
VCIS (automated voice case information) 1-866-222-8029
Fax - refer to local rules 5005-1 and 5005-3












CM/ECF Contact Information

  Wilkes-Barre Harrisburg
ECF Help Desk 570-831-2500, opt 0 717-901-2800, opt 0
  pambecf_helpdesk [at] (ECF Help Desk via E-Mail)
  PAMB_CMECF_Event_Help [at] (subject: CM%2FECF%20Event%20Help, body: The%20Case%20Number%20associated%20with%20this%20message%20is%3A%20%20) (ECF Event Help via E-mail*)

*ECF Event Help - When docketing a pleading, if you cannot find an appropriate event, if events available do not describe your pleading or relief you are seeking, or if an event needs more functionality for you to e-file a document, please click PAMB_CMECF_Event_Help [at] (subject: CM%2FECF%20Event%20Help, body: The%20case%20number%20associated%20with%20this%20message%20is%3A%20%20) (here) to send an e-mail describing your problem to the CM/ECF Event Help mailbox. Please provide case specific information, including the case number, and attach your document.  Someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please Note:  Requests for new events or modifications to existing events will not occur immediately or may not be possible.  A member of the clerk's office staff may contact you to discuss the specifics of your request.












Other Phone Numbers

PACER (Nationwide Case Locator) 800-676-6856
PACER Web Site
PA Eastern Bankruptcy 215-408-2800
PA Western Bankruptcy 412-644-2700
US District Court - Scranton 570-207-5600
US District Court - Harrisburg 717-221-3920


Judge's Chambers Contact Information

Judge Robert N. Opel, II Chief Judge Henry W. Van Eck
Tim Powell, Law Clerk Libby Smith, Law Clerk
Beth Irving, Judicial Assistant John Hykes, Law Clerk

Patricia Ratchford
Wilkes-Barre Courtroom Deputy
Phone:  570-831-2509

Deb George
Harrisburg Courtroom Deputy
Phone:  717-901-2806

Joan Goodling
Courtroom Deputy
Phone:  717-901-2818

Chambers_of_Judge_Robert_Opel [at] (Email) Joan_Goodling [at] (Email)


Trustee Contact Information:

Chapter 7 Chapter 12 Chapter 13