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.

Temporary Judge Assignment of Cases for Wilkes-Barre and Williamsport

Release Date
Tue, 2021-03-02

Effective after Judge Opel’s retirement on March 26, 2021 and until a successor judge takes the bench, all cases currently assigned and new cases that would be assigned to Judge Opel will be reassigned to Chief Judge Van Eck. Any cases presenting...

Safeguards to Protect Sensitive Court Records

Release Date
Thu, 2021-01-07

Please see the update from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

Judiciary Addresses...

APPOINTMENT OF CHAPTER 13 STANDING TRUSTEE

Release Date
Wed, 2020-11-25

    The United States Trustee seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for appointment as a standing trustee to administer cases filed under chapter 13 of title 11 of the Unites State Code (Bankruptcy Code).  The appointment, located...

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...

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