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.

Administrative Order Extending Filing and Response Deadlines for Office Number 5 ONLY

Release Date
Wed, 2017-02-22

On February 21, 2017, Chief Bankruptcy Judge Robert N. Opel, II entered an Administrative Order Extending Filing and Response Deadlines for cases assigned to Office Number 5 ONLY.  A copy of the Administrative Order 5-17-mp-00001-RNO is available...

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

U.S. Bankruptcy Judgeship in the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Release Date
Tue, 2016-12-20

The Judicial Council of the Third Circuit has announced the tentative selection of our newest bankruptcy judge, who will be assigned to our Harrisburg Office.

Website Changes -- Filing Instructions & Guide to Docketing (12/12/2016)

Release Date
Mon, 2016-12-12

Please note that updates have been made to the Court's Guide to Docketing and Noticing.  Where the Noticing Guide references the Court's procedures (a/k/a Filing Instructions), a link has been provided to take you directly to the pertinent...

Filing Fee Increases (Effective 12/01/2016)

Release Date
Thu, 2016-12-01

On December 1, 2016 the Court's CM/ECF System and website were modified for the Filing Fee increases.

Filing Fee Increases

At its September 2016 session, the Judicial Conference...

Amendment to Local Rule 7067-1 effective December 1, 2016

Release Date
Wed, 2016-11-23

NOTICE:  Local Bankruptcy Rule 7067-1, which concerns registry funds, has been amended. The amendment is effective December 1, 2016.  The Order Adopting the amendment to Local Bankruptcy Rule 7067-1 effective December 1, 2016 (5-...

Self-Help Program Announces New Attorney Meeting Dates

Release Date
Tue, 2016-11-15

Effective this December, volunteer attorney meeting dates will be available once each month with a total of 8 appointments, 4 in person and 4 by phone.  Individuals seeking assistance must first sign up through the...

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