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.

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...

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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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. ...

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-...

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:...

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.

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