Procedure Changes Effective 03/01/2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

On Friday 03/01/2013, the Court will post two (2) new filing instructions.  See full announcement for details.

New procedures effective Friday, March 1, 2013:

  • Filing Instructions:  On Friday 03/01/2013, the Court will post the following new 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.  Procedures pertaining to motions, applications or contested matters are located on the "Motions and Applications" link on the "Filing Instructions" page.  They are also available here.

1.   Mortgage Modification Mediation Program
2.   Rule 3002.1

  • Guide to Docket Events and Noticing Procedures: On Friday 03/01/2013, 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).