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, 09/16/2013

The fiscal year 2013 Defender Services financial plan assumed Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorney payments would be suspended for the last three weeks in September 2013. Due to lower actual panel attorney payments than projected, we have...

Thu, 09/05/2013
United States District Judge Christopher C. Conner became the new Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on September 1,...
Fri, 08/16/2013

In various parts of the United States, citizens are being targeted by phone calls and threatened with prosecution for failing to comply with jury service in federal or state courts. ...

Wed, 06/19/2013

IN RE: Appointment of Counsel in Proceedings where Juveniles were Sentenced to Mandatory Life Without Parole....

Mon, 06/17/2013

View the CARE video. 

Mon, 06/17/2013

IN RE: Forfeiture of Collateral Schedule. Read the Standing Order.

Fri, 05/31/2013

Get a quick video tour of the Middle District's new web site, here.

Tue, 05/14/2013

 

The current term of office of James V. Wade, Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, is due to expire on September 10, 2013.  As required by statute, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, the United States Court of Appeals for the...

Fri, 05/10/2013

The Honorable Thomas I. Vanaskie, Judge for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, is one of this year’s 2013 inductees into the Academic All-America® Hall of Fame, as selected by CoSIDA. Read more...

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