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.

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...

Procedures and Website Changes (12/12/2014)

Release Date
Fri, 2014-12-12

On 12/12/14 the Amended Chapter 13 Plan -- Pre-Confirmation filing instructions were revised and a new Local Recommended Form was posted.

Revised procedures posted Friday, December 12, 2014:

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Procedures and Website Changes 11/25/2014 (Revised 12/03/2014)

Release Date
Thu, 2014-12-04

On 12/03/14 the names of the 3 filing instructions posted on 11/25/14 were renamed to include "in Adversary Proceedings". 

Revised procedures posted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 and Renamed Wednesday, December 3, 2014:...

Procedures and Website Changes (12/01/2014)

Release Date
Tue, 2014-12-02

On Monday, 12/01/2014, the Court posted 6 new and/or revised filing instructions and a revised Guide to Docket Events and Noticing Procedures.  See full announcement for details.

New and/or Revised procedures...

Amendments to Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Official Forms and Filing Fees (Effective 12/01/2014)

Release Date
Mon, 2014-11-24

On December 1, 2014 the Court's CM/ECF System and Filing Instructions will be modified for the Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Official Forms and Filing Fee Changes.


Recognition Certificates

Release Date
Fri, 2014-11-21

The Pro Bono and Mediator Recognition Certificates for the period January 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014 are attached below.