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.

Hon. Henry W. Van Eck Sworn in as Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Release Date
Thu, 2017-04-06

Hon. Henry W. Van Eck was officially sworn in at 1 pm on April 6, 2017 in Harrisburg, PA, becoming the Middle District's newest Bankruptcy Judge.  Chief Judge Robert N. Opel, II administered the oath of office.  Judge Van Eck replaces Judge Mary...

Website Changes -- Filing Instructions (04/05/2017)

Release Date
Wed, 2017-04-05

Please note that updates have been made to the Court's Filing Instructions. 

Changes posted Monday, April 5, 2017:

  • Filing Instructions for Trustee Final Report and Discharge (Ch...

Administrative Order Extending Filing and Response Deadlines (1-17-mp-00003-RNO)

Release Date
Fri, 2017-03-17

On March 17, 2017, Chief Bankruptcy Judge Robert N. Opel, II entered an Administrative Order Extending Filing and Response Deadlines of March 14, 2017 and March 15, 2017 to 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017.  A copy of the Administrative Order...

Recognition Certificates

Release Date
Tue, 2017-03-07

The Pro Bono and Mediator Recognition Certificates for the period January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 are attached below.

Case Reassignments (Weekend of February 25, 2017)

Release Date
Wed, 2017-02-01

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...

2017 Third Circuit Judicial Conference

Release Date
Tue, 2017-01-17


Registration is now open for the 2017 Third Circuit Judicial Conference which will take place on April 19-21, 2017 at Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square in Lancaster, PA. 

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MDBBA presents the "Breakfast Club"

Release Date
Fri, 2017-01-13

U.S. Bankruptcy Judgeship in the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Release Date
Tue, 2016-12-20

The Judicial Council of the Third Circuit has announced the tentative selection of our newest bankruptcy judge, who will be assigned to our Harrisburg Office.

Website Changes -- Filing Instructions & Guide to Docketing (12/12/2016)

Release Date
Mon, 2016-12-12

Please note that updates have been made to the Court's Guide to Docketing and Noticing.  Where the Noticing Guide references the Court's procedures (a/k/a Filing Instructions), a link has been provided to take you directly to the pertinent...

Filing Fee Increases (Effective 12/01/2016)

Release Date
Thu, 2016-12-01

On December 1, 2016 the Court's CM/ECF System and website were modified for the Filing Fee increases.

Filing Fee Increases

At its September 2016 session, the Judicial Conference...

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