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.

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...

Amendment to Local Rule 7067-1 effective December 1, 2016

Release Date
Wed, 2016-11-23

NOTICE:  Local Bankruptcy Rule 7067-1, which concerns registry funds, has been amended. The amendment is effective December 1, 2016.  The Order Adopting the amendment to Local Bankruptcy Rule 7067-1 effective December 1, 2016 (5-...

Self-Help Program Announces New Attorney Meeting Dates

Release Date
Tue, 2016-11-15

Effective this December, volunteer attorney meeting dates will be available once each month with a total of 8 appointments, 4 in person and 4 by phone.  Individuals seeking assistance must first sign up through the...

Changes to Filing Instructions (11/01/2016)

Release Date
Tue, 2016-11-01

On 11/01/16 the Court revised the 341 Meeting of Creditor Docket Events used AFTER §341(a) Meeting filing instructions. 

Changes posted Tuesday, November 1, 2016:

  • Filing Instructions:...

Self-Help Program now available

Release Date
Wed, 2016-06-29

New Court sponsored Self-Help Program for self-represented people filing bankruptcy or considering filing is now available. First free appointments may be scheduled with a volunteer attorney starting the week of July 11th. Program designed with...

Website Changes to Forms page (06/14/16)

Release Date
Tue, 2016-06-14

The Forms page was updated to include a list of local bankruptcy forms which were eliminated as part of the amendments on 06/01/2016 and a link to the official form which should be used instead. ...

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