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.

Web Page Update

Release Date
Tue, 2015-03-10

Filing Without an Attorney page has been reorganized for self-represented debtors to emphasize the serious and complicated process of filing for bankruptcy. All debtors should at least talk with an attorney before filing bankruptcy. If you...

Harrisburg Clerk's Office CLOSING March 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Release Date
Thu, 2015-03-05

The Clerk's Office in Harrisburg is CLOSING today, Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM due to the weather.  General inquiries can be made to the Wilkes-Barre Toll Free Number 1-877-298-2053.  The Clerk's Office in...

Ch. 13 - 341 Meetings of Creditors in Harrisburg on 03/05/15 - CANCELLED

Release Date
Wed, 2015-03-04

The 341 meetings of creditors scheduled for Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Harrisburg, PA before Trustee Charles J. DeHart, III have been CANCELLED due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled....

Website Changes to Filing Instructions (03/03/2015)

Release Date
Tue, 2015-03-03

On 03/03/15 the Court posted 1 new filing instruction.

New and Revised filing instructions posted Tuesday, March 3, 2015:

  • Filing Instructions:  The Court has posted the following...

Website Changes to Filing Instructions (03/02/2015)

Release Date
Mon, 2015-03-02

On 03/02/15 the Court posted 10 new filing instructions and a revised Guide to Docketing.

New and Revised filing instructions posted Monday, March 2, 2015:

  • Filing Instructions: ...

Ch. 13 - 341 Meetings of Creditors in Wilkes-Barre on 03/02/15 - CANCELLED

Release Date
Sun, 2015-03-01

The 341 meetings of creditors scheduled for Monday, March 2, 2015 in Wilkes-Barre, PA before Trustee Charles J. DeHart, III have been CANCELLED due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled....

Judge John J. Thomas' Hearings - 02/27/15 - CANCELLED

Release Date
Fri, 2015-02-27

Hearings scheduled today, Friday, February 27, 2015 in Williamsport, PA before the Honorable John J. Thomas have been CANCELLED. The Clerk's Office will reschedule these hearings to a new date.

Ordering Audio Files or Transcripts

Release Date
Mon, 2015-02-23

The Court has updated the "Order Audio Files or Transcripts" page of this website to include transcript redaction guidelines.

Website Changes to Filing Instructions (12/17/2014)

Release Date
Thu, 2014-12-18

On 12/17/14 the Court posted three new filing instructions and revised one existing document.

New and Revised filing instructions posted Wednesday, December 17, 2014:

  • Filing Instructions...

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