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.

Amendment to Local Rule 9070/Judges Encourage Use of Electronic Exhibits for Evidentiary Proceedings

Release Date
Tue, 2020-09-29

In furtherance of the General Order 20-9, the Court’s Social Distancing Policy, and to reduce the exchange of paper and movement within the courtroom, the Judges are strongly...

Proposed Local Rule Change

Release Date
Thu, 2020-07-09

NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE LOCAL BANKRUPTCY RULES AND FORMS

TO BECOME EFFECTIVE...

New PACER Website

Release Date
Mon, 2020-06-29

Check out PACER’s newly redesigned, informational and resource website, https://pacer.uscourts.gov. The website provides information about how the public can access federal court records electronically and...

Job Announcement - Judicial Law Clerk to Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge - Harrisburg, PA

Release Date
Tue, 2020-05-05

LAW CLERK VACANCY
Position Title: Judicial Law Clerk to Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
Position Type: Full-Time, term position
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Position Available: October 2020
Salary...

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER CONCERNING THE USE OF FACE MASKS/COVERINGS IN THE COURTHOUSES

Release Date
Thu, 2020-04-23
District Court standing Order 2020-14 requires the use of face masks/coverings in all courthouses (Harrisburg, Wilkes-Barre, and Williamsport).

District of Delaware - U.S. BANKRUPTCY JUDGESHIP VACANCIES

Release Date
Wed, 2020-04-15

U.S. BANKRUPTCY JUDGESHIP VACANCIES
District of Delaware

    Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit announces the application process for two bankruptcy judgeships in the District...

Order Regarding Measures to Combat Spread of COVID-19

Release Date
Tue, 2020-03-17

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania is cognizant of the fact that public health authorities recommend social distancing as a means of slowing the spread of novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”). See Court Notice...

Middle District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Judge Vacancy

Release Date
Mon, 2020-02-24

Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit announces the application process for a bankruptcy judgeship in the Middle District of Pennsylvania, seated in Wilkes-Barre.  For more information on...

Order Adopting Interim Bankruptcy Rules

Release Date
Tue, 2020-02-18

Order Adopting Interim Bankruptcy Rules to address the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019.  Redline and clean version of the rules are included with...

Third Circuit Task Force on Eyewitness Identifications Releases Its Report and Best-Practice Recommendations

Release Date
Mon, 2020-01-27

Third Circuit Task Force on Eyewitness Identifications Releases Its Report and Best-Practice Recommendations
Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has announced the release of the “2019...

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