Rule 5005-3 Filing During Technical Failures.

In the event of a technical failure, as defined in L.B.R. 9001-1, an electronic filer may use any of the following filing methods:

        (a)    file the documents as a PDF attachment to an email sent to the following address:;

        (b)    file the documents in person by bringing the documents to the clerk’s office in paper, accompanied by an electronic storage format (i.e., flash drive, CD-ROM) that contains the document in PDF format without any password requirement;

        (c)    file the documents via facsimile to: 570-829-0249 (Wilkes-Barre) or 717-901-2822 (Harrisburg); or

        (d)    seek appropriate relief from the court or proceed pursuant to any generally applicable order that may have been entered addressing the technical failure.

        Electronic filers are cautioned that the court’s ability to grant relief may be limited by F.R.B.P. 9006(b).

COMMENTS: L.B.R. 5005-3 was adopted effective June 1, 2016, to provide for filing alternatives in the event of a technical failure as now defined in L.B.R. 9001-1.

Part V - Courts and Clerks


Wilkes-Barre Fax:  570-829-0249

Harrisburg Fax:  717-901-2822