Case Reassignments (Weekend of February 25, 2017)
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 Summer of 2017, all Wilkes-Barre cases (cases beginning with Office Number 5) currently assigned to Chief Judge Robert N. Opel, II will be reassigned to Judge John J. Thomas. Similarly, all cases currently assigned to Judge Mary D. France (cases beginning with Office Number 1) will be reassigned to Chief Judge Robert N. Opel, II. The reassignment of cases will occur during the weekend of February 25, 2017. To minimize any disruption or delay in electronic filing, please plan accordingly when preparing pleadings, or other documents, for filing during this period of time.