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.

Mon, 02/09/2015

Magistrate Judge Karoline Mehalchick and her chambers staff have permanently moved to the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Scranton.  Please click here for the updated...

Fri, 01/23/2015

Please be advised that there has been a recent rise in inappropriate attempts to obtain personal identifiers by individuals utilizing...

Tue, 11/25/2014
Thu, 10/09/2014

The deadline for applying for the position of Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court at Wilkes-Barre is now closed.  The Merit Selection Panel has begun its review of applications and will select candidates for initial interviews...

Fri, 09/26/2014

Recently, the Middle District of Pennsylvania celebrated the 20th Anniversary of its Pro Bono Mediation Program at the Bushkill Inn & Conference Center.  In cooperation with the Middle District Federal Bar Association, the court...

Sat, 08/02/2014


ALERT: Scam Emails About Jury Duty as of July 30, 2014

Hackers and scammers are now sending fake "Jury Duty" notices by email. These official...

Wed, 06/18/2014

Judge Jones has released his order in response to a Motion to Intervene in Pennsylvania's Marriage Equality case. 

Mon, 06/02/2014

Standing Order 14-3
IN RE: Appointment of Maria E. Elkins as Clerk of Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania....

Tue, 05/20/2014

Judge Jones has released the opinion in Whitewood v. Wolf 1:13-cv-1861, the Pennsylvania Marriage Equality Case. You may download a copy here.

Be aware that demand is high and...

Wed, 12/11/2013

Standing Practice Order in Social Security Appeals. | Read the order.