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.

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...

Mon, 04/29/2013

The Honorable Gary L. Lancaster, Chief U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday...

Wed, 04/24/2013

A Continuing Legal Education Program and Reception being jointly sponsored by the Middle District of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and...

Tue, 04/16/2013

The Judicial Conference of the United States has approved an amendment to the District Court Miscellaneous Fee schedule.  Effective May 1, 2013, an...