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.

Procedure and Website Changes Effective 02/01/2014

Release Date
Tue, 2014-01-28

On Saturday 02/01/14, the Court will post twenty (20) new and/or revised filing instructions.  See full announcement for details.

New and/or revised procedures effective Saturday, February 1, 2014:

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2014 Third Circuit Judicial Conference

Release Date
Fri, 2014-01-24

Registration is now open for the 2014 Third Circuit Judicial Conference which will take place May 7-9 at Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA.   Please click here for more information and...

Change in Use of Forms B6I (Schedule I: Your Income) and B6J (Schedule J: Your Expenses) (Effective 12/01/2013)

Release Date
Tue, 2013-11-26

A new miscellaneous event titled Schedule I and/or J Supplement (Ch 13 post petition income and/or expenses) has been added to CM/ECF to accommodate revisions to Schedule I and Schedule J which are effective December 1, 2013. ...

New and Increased Fees Effective 12/01/2013

Release Date
Mon, 2013-11-25

The Judicial Conference has approved changes to the federal court miscellaneous fee schedules effective December 1, 2013.

On December 1, 2013, a NEW fee for filing the following motion will go into effect:...

Procedure Change re: Filing of Financial Management Certificates Effective 12/01/2013

Release Date
Mon, 2013-11-25

Effective December 1, 2013, the amendment to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 1007(b)(7) provides an individual debtor the option of having an approved personal financial management course provider notify the court directly that the debtor has completed a post-...

Guidelines of Judicial Practices and Procedures Now Available

Release Date
Wed, 2013-10-23

The information page for each judge now has a PDF  document of "Judicial Practices and Procedures".

Please visit each judge's webpage to access this new document.

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Court to Continue Operations Throughout Federal Shutdown

Release Date
Wed, 2013-10-16

All court functions of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania are deemed essential and the court will continue to operate through the government shutdown.

Judiciary To Remain Open Temporarily If Government Shuts Down

Release Date
Tue, 2013-10-08

In the event of a government shutdown on October 1, 2013, the federal judiciary will remain open for business for approximately 10 business days. On or around October 15, 2013, the Judiciary will reassess its situation and...

Pro Bono and Mediator Recognition Certificates

Release Date
Thu, 2013-08-22

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