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, 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.

Tue, 11/26/2013
At its September 2013 session, the Judicial Conference approved several changes to the federal court miscellaneous fee schedules, effective December 1, 2013, as listed below.
Records retrieval fee:  $64.00
Mon, 09/23/2013

Due to the resignation of Mary E. D'Andrea, please be advised that Gary L. Hollinger has been appointed Acting Clerk of Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania effective September 20, 2013.

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...