Procedure Changes Effective 04/22/2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

On Monday 04/22/13, the Court will post nine (9) new and/or revised filing instructions.  See full announcement for details.

New and/or revised procedures effective Monday, April 22, 2013:

  • Filing Instructions:  On Monday 04/22/2013, 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.  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.   Amended Ch. 12 Plan - Pre-Confirmation
2.   Chapter 12 Plan
3.   Chapter 13 Plan
4.   Exhibits
5.   Financial Management
6.   Mediation
7.   Motion to Modify Ch. 12 Plan - Post Confirmation
8.   Objection to Plan
9.   Tax Documents

  • Guide to Docket Events and Noticing Procedures: On Monday 04/22/2013, 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 also 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).