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.

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...

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for a fourteen-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of West Virginia at Charleston.

Release Date
Tue, 2019-10-29

NOTICE OF VACANCY
FOR THE POSITION OF
UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY JUDGE


The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates...

Third Circuit Forms Workplace Conduct Committee and Announces Appointment of First Director of Workplace Relations

Release Date
Tue, 2019-09-10

Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit announced today the formation of a Workplace Conduct Committee and the appointment of Julie Procopiow Todd, Esq. as the Third Circuit’s Director of Workplace...

U.S. BANKRUPTCY JUDGESHIP VACANCY Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Reading)

Release Date
Tue, 2019-07-23

 

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 Eastern District of Pennsylvania, seated in Reading.  A bankruptcy judge is...

PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING REAPPOINTMENT OF TWO BANKRUPTCY JUDGES

Release Date
Tue, 2019-07-09

The current 14-year term of office for two U.S. Bankruptcy Judges for the District of
Delaware are due to expire. Chief Judge Christopher S. Sontchi’s term is due to expire on
February 22, 2020. Judge Brendan L. Shannon’s term expires...

PowerPoint Slides from Clerk's Office Session (MDBBA Conference 2019)

Release Date
Thu, 2019-06-13

The PowerPoint Slides from the Clerk's Office Session at the MDBBA Conference on 06/14/2019.

Recognition Certificates

Release Date
Wed, 2019-05-29

The Pro Bono and Mediator Recognition Certificates for the period January 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019 are attached below.

Proposed Amendments to the Local Rules and Forms

Release Date
Tue, 2019-04-09

NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE LOCAL BANKRUPTCY RULES AND FORMS

TO BECOME EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2019

 

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