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.

Thu, 12/22/2016
The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson in the Middle District of Pennsylvania is due to expire on August 14, 2017. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel...
Tue, 12/13/2016

Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit announces the application process for the Federal Public Defender in the Middle District of Pennsylvania (Harrisburg).  Applications must be submitted...

Tue, 12/20/2016

Public Notice of the Tentative Selection of Henry W. Van Eck | Details

Thu, 12/01/2016

Please click here for amendments to the Federal rules effective December 1, 2016.

Tue, 11/22/2016


Please be advised that the fees below will change effective December 1, 2016.  We will update the chart on that date.

Mon, 10/31/2016
The Annual Meeting of the Middle District Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will include a one hour continuing legal education program, "Proportionality One Year Later: A Review of the Practical Implications of the...
Fri, 02/12/2016

Please click here for the fraud alert.

Tue, 01/12/2016


Effective January 22, 2016, the Federal Public Defender's Office is moving to the Scranton Enterprise Center. | Details

Tue, 12/29/2015


The judiciary’s Defender Services account received sufficient fiscal year 2016 funding in the "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016” to increase the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorney hourly rates from $127 to $129 for non-...

Wed, 12/23/2015
The Detention and Preliminary Hearing in USA v. Aziz will be conducted in Courtroom 1 on the Ninth floor of the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa,, at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2015....