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.

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.


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

Procedure Changes Effective 05/29/2013

Release Date
Wed, 2013-05-22

On Wednesday 05/29/13, the Court will post five (5) new and/or revised filing instructions.  See full announcement for details.

New and/or revised procedures effective Wednesday, May 29, 2013:

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Procedure Changes Effective 05/01/2013

Release Date
Wed, 2013-04-24

On Wednesday 05/01/13, the Court will post one (1) revised filing instruction.  See full announcement for details.

New and/or revised procedures effective Wednesday, May 1, 2013:

  • Filing...

New Transfer of Claim Fee - Effective May 1, 2013

Release Date
Wed, 2013-04-24

Effective May 1, 2013 a fee in the amount of $25.00 is due upon the filing of a claims transfer, partial claims transfer, or amended claims transfer.  This fee was approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States at its September 2012...