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.

PUBLIC NOTICE: U.S. BANKRUPTCY JUDGESHIP VACANCY

Release Date
Tue, 2024-05-28

U.S. BANKRUPTCY JUDGESHIP VACANCY
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Chief Judge Michael A. Chagares of the United States Court of...

PROCEDURE CHANGE FOR MOTIONS FOR A HARDSHIP DISCHARGE

Release Date
Wed, 2024-02-21

Effective March 1, 2024, a debtor seeking a hardship discharge must file and serve on all creditors: (1) a motion for a hardship discharge; (2) a proposed order; (3) a notice of a 14-day objection period that will set a hearing no sooner...

U.S. BANKRUPTCY JUDGESHIP VACANCY District of New Jersey

Release Date
Mon, 2024-02-05

Chief Judge Michael A. Chagares of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit announces the application process for a bankruptcy judgeship in the District of New Jersey, seated in Trenton. A bankruptcy judge is appointed to a 14-...

“Why is the Right to a Jury Trial Important?” Essay Contest Announcement

Release Date
Tue, 2023-12-05

NEWS FROM THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

Philadelphia – The Courts, Community, and Rule of Law Committee of the Judicial Council of the Third Circuit announced today that it is hosting an essay contest for 5th and 6th grade...

District Court - Standing Order No. 2023-2, regarding the possession and use of cameras and personal electronic devices in the courthouses of the middle district of Pennsylvania

Release Date
Thu, 2023-11-30

The District Court issued Standing Order No. 2023-20 on November 6, 2023, effective December 1, 2023. The Standing Order regulates the possession and use of cameras and personal electronic devices in the Courthouses of the Middle District of...

341 Meetings to be held via Zoom

Release Date
Mon, 2023-08-28

The 341 meeting for all Chapter 7, 12, and 13 cases filed on or after September 11, 2023 will be held via Zoom.  The details for attending 341 meetings will be updated by the Office of the US Trustee and can be found from our...

Harrisburg - US Bankruptcy Court Clerk's Office relocation

Release Date
Tue, 2023-04-04

Effective April 17, 2023, the Harrisburg Division of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania will relocate to:

United States Bankruptcy Court
The Sylvia H.  Rambo US Courthouse...

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A NEW MAGISTRATE JUDGE

Release Date
Tue, 2023-02-14

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, upon the retirement of incumbent Magistrate Judge...

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