Procedure Changes Effective 01/02/2013

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

On Wednesday 01/02/2013, the Court will no longer generate notices for pleadings where the movant is directed to provide notice.  Three more filing instructions will also be updated.  See full announcement for details.

New and revised procedures effective Wednesday, January 2, 2013:

  • Noticing Procedures:  Effective Wednesday 01/02/2013, the Clerk's Office will no longer generate notices for pleadings where the movant is directed to provide notice pursuant to filing instructions and/or local rules.  Instead, the court will issue a Notice to Filing Party (NTFP) advising the movant that a Notice of Motion is required to be filed accompanied by a Certificate of Service evidencing service of the notice.
  • Revised Filing Instructions:  On Wednesday 01/02/2013, the Court will post the following new and/or revised filing instructions.  Filing instructions can be found on our website by clicking the "Filing Instructions" button in the center of the Home page.   They are also available here.

1.    Amendments
2.    Barred Debtors
3.    Objection to Claim of Exemptions

  • Revised Guide to Docket Events and Noticing Procedures: On Wednesday 01/02/2013, the Court will post a revised guide that can be used as a quick desk reference for filing pleadings.  This can be found on our website by clicking the "Guide to Docketing & Noticing" button in the center of our Home page.  It is available here.

In November 2011 the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania implemented several procedure changes and revised filing instructions for e-filers.  As the court continues to review its current procedures and ECF events, new procedures and revised filing instructions for e-filers will be announced in advance of implementation.  Depending on the topic matter, the court may seek feedback from e-filers prior to implementation. E-filers are encouraged to visit the court’s website (www.pamb.uscourts.gov) to stay informed of the changes.

Should you have any questions regarding any of the new procedures or new functionality in CM/ECF you can contact us by e-mail at pambecf_helpdesk@pamb.uscourts.gov or by telephone at 717-901-2812 (Harrisburg) or 570-831-2530 (Wilkes-Barre).