News & Announcements

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.

Security Enhancement to the Court's CM/ECF System

Release Date
Mon, 2017-04-24

The Court's Electronic Case Filing system (CM/ECF) has been modified to close a security vulnerability.

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Recognition Certificates

Release Date
Thu, 2017-04-20

The Pro Bono and Mediator Recognition Certificates for the period January 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017 are attached below.

Administrative Order regarding Exception to LBR 9073-1 in Ch. 13 Cases before Judge Henry W. Van Eck (1-17-mp-00005-HWV)

Release Date
Wed, 2017-04-19

On April 19, 2017, the Honorable Henry W. Van Eck entered an Administrative Order regarding an exception to Local Bankruptcy Rule 9073-1 in Ch. 13 cases before him. 

Website Changes posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017:

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Hon. Henry W. Van Eck Sworn in as Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Release Date
Thu, 2017-04-06

Hon. Henry W. Van Eck was officially sworn in at 1 pm on April 6, 2017 in Harrisburg, PA, becoming the Middle District's newest Bankruptcy Judge.  Chief Judge Robert N. Opel, II administered the oath of office.  Judge Van Eck replaces Judge Mary...

Website Changes -- Filing Instructions (04/05/2017)

Release Date
Wed, 2017-04-05

Please note that updates have been made to the Court's Filing Instructions. 

Changes posted Monday, April 5, 2017:

  • Filing Instructions for Trustee Final Report and Discharge (Ch...

Administrative Order Extending Filing and Response Deadlines (1-17-mp-00003-RNO)

Release Date
Fri, 2017-03-17

On March 17, 2017, Chief Bankruptcy Judge Robert N. Opel, II entered an Administrative Order Extending Filing and Response Deadlines of March 14, 2017 and March 15, 2017 to 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017.  A copy of the Administrative Order...

Recognition Certificates

Release Date
Tue, 2017-03-07

The Pro Bono and Mediator Recognition Certificates for the period January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 are attached below.

Case Reassignments (Weekend of February 25, 2017)

Release Date
Wed, 2017-02-01

In light of the retirement of Judge Mary D. France, and prior to the swearing in of Henry W. Van Eck, which is anticipated to occur sometime in the Spring or...

2017 Third Circuit Judicial Conference

Release Date
Tue, 2017-01-17


Registration is now open for the 2017 Third Circuit Judicial Conference which will take place on April 19-21, 2017 at Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square in Lancaster, PA. 

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MDBBA presents the "Breakfast Club"

Release Date
Fri, 2017-01-13

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