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.

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...

Recognition Certificates

Release Date
Fri, 2014-04-11

The Pro Bono and Mediator Recognition Certificates for the period January 1, 2014 through March 31, 2014 are attached below.

Procedural Change re: 341 Meeting Notices

Release Date
Thu, 2014-04-03

Effective April 1, 2014, the 341 Meeting Notice will no longer be attached to the docket entry made nightly by CM/ECF that assigns a trustee and 341 meeting date. The notice will now be issued after the new case has been reviewed and case data...

Financial resource link

Release Date
Thu, 2014-02-06

A new link on personal financial resource has been added under our Filing Without An Attorney Page.  Check it out!  Your Money's Best Friend

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:


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. ...