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 regarding Proposed Amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms

Release Date
Tue, 2017-10-10

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania proposes to amend certain of its Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms.  The changes have been...

Address Change - Harrisburg Office (Effective 10/01/17)

Release Date
Fri, 2017-09-01

Effective October 1, 2017, all mail directed to the Court's Harrisburg location should be sent to:

United States Bankruptcy Court
Ronald Reagan...

Administrative Order Extending Filing and Response Deadlines (1-17-mp-00013-RNO)

Release Date
Thu, 2017-08-17

Due to an unexpected ECF outage on August 16, 2017, the Honorable Robert N. Opel, II, Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has entered an Administrative Order Extending Filing and Response Deadlines of August 16,...

Administrative Order Extending Filing and Response Deadlines (1-17-mp-00100-RNO)

Release Date
Mon, 2017-08-07

Due to an unexpected ECF outage on August 7, 2017, the Honorable Robert N. Opel, II, Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has entered an Administrative Order Extending Filing and Response Deadlines of August 7, 2017...

Website Changes -- Filing Instructions & Guide to Docketing (07/11/2017 and 07/12/2017)

Release Date
Wed, 2017-07-12

Please note that NEW Filing Instructions for Ch. 11 related topics are now available on the Court's website.  The Guide to Docketing and Noticing has been revised to now include hyperlinks to Filing Instructions, Rules, Codes and Forms. 

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PowerPoint Slides from Clerk's Office Session (MDBBA Conference 06/16/2017)

Release Date
Tue, 2017-06-20

The PowerPoint Slides from the Clerk's Office Session at the 19th Annual MDBBA Conference on 06/16/2017 are now available on the Court's website in PDF format.

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...

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