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 09/01/2014

Release Date
Mon, 2014-09-01

On Monday 09/01/14, the Court posted nine (9) new and/or revised filing instructions.  See full announcement for details.

New and/or revised procedures effective Monday, September 1, 2014:

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Amended Local Rules and Forms Effective 09/01/2014 (Redlined Versions)

Release Date
Mon, 2014-08-18

Redlined versions of the 2013 local rules and forms with the September 1, 2014 changes are now available on the Local Rules and Orders page.  These documents do not contain active hyperlinks.

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Amended Local Rules and Forms Effective 09/01/2014

Release Date
Fri, 2014-08-08

A district-wide Order has been entered in 5-04-mp-50010 amending the Local Rules and Forms for the U.S....

Recognition Certificates

Release Date
Tue, 2014-07-22

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

Electronic Proof of Claim System (ePOC)

Release Date
Fri, 2014-06-06

Effective June 6, 2014, Proof of Claims, Amended Claims and Withdrawal of Claims in all cases, in all chapters can be filed electronically using CM/ECF or through the Court’s website without a login using an...

Increased Filing Fees Effective 06/01/2014

Release Date
Sat, 2014-05-31

The Judicial Conference has approved changes to the federal court miscellaneous fee schedules effective June 1, 2014.

On June 1, 2014, the following fee changes will go into effect:

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Procedural Change re: Request to List Matter for Hearing

Release Date
Tue, 2014-04-29

Effective April 29, 2014, the docket event Request to List Matter for Hearing is now a text entry.  E-filers will not be prompted to upload a PDF document when making this entry.  Filers are reminded where a party is a non...

Members of MDBBA

Release Date
Tue, 2014-04-15

This announcement is to inform you that all attorneys in the MDBBA who provide Chapter 13 services to debtors will be receiving a survey by direct email from Beth Wiggins at the Federal Judicial Center asking you to...

Public Notice regarding Proposed Amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms

Release Date
Mon, 2014-04-14

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania proposes to amend certain of its Local Bankruptcy Rules.  The changes have been provisionally approved by the Bankruptcy Judges.  The Court hereby offers public notice of the...