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.

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...

Mon, 04/01/2013

The Judicial Conference Approves Electronic Public Access Fee Increase Effective April 1, 2013.

Sat, 01/26/2013

College Interns (several positions available immediately) 10-40 hours a week in the Clerk's Offices located in Scranton, Harrisburg, and Williamsport, Pennsylvania. (Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.) More details...

Wed, 01/16/2013

Applications are due by February 15, 2013. A cover letter, writing sample and three written letters of recommendation should accompany the submission. Eight copies of the entire packet must be provided to the Clerk of Court at the time of...

Fri, 01/04/2013

Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson will serve as Chief Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court
for the Middle District of Pennsylvania effective January 4, 2013 through January 3, 2017.