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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, 03/20/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
All courts within the Third United States Judicial Circuit are open and operational, despite a curtailment of certain court functions and the closure of several court facilities. |...

Mon, 03/16/2020

Notice of Activation of The United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania COOP Plan. Read the Standing Order here.

Mon, 02/24/2020

Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit announces the application process for a bankruptcy judgeship in the Middle District of Pennsylvania, seated in Wilkes-Barre. The position will require duties...

Mon, 02/10/2020

The conference has been canceled. Please see the press release from the Third Circuit regarding this decision.
The Third Circuit Judicial Conference will...

Mon, 01/27/2020

Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has announced the release of the “2019 Report of the Third Circuit Task Force on Eyewitness Identifications.” The Report was recently published in the Temple...

Fri, 11/08/2019

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania will be upgrading its CM/ECF software to the Next Generation (NextGen) of CM/ECF in the upcoming months.  One of the benefits in NextGen is Central Sign-on, a login process which...

Mon, 10/28/2019

The Annual Meeting of the Middle District Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, which will include a 1.5 hour continuing legal education program, "The Legal Process of Impeachment and the History of Judicial Impeachment in the Middle...

Thu, 08/01/2019

THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PA. CHAPTER OF THE FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION 
presents 
FIRST AMENDMENT AND FREEDOM OF THE PRESS 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
(registration...

Tue, 07/23/2019

Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit announces the application process for a bankruptcy judgeship in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, seated in Reading. |...

Fri, 03/29/2019

In line with the new Standing Order 2019-05 IN RE: Procedures for the Direct Assignment to Magistrate Judges of Certain Civil Proceedings, attached you will find a copy of the Order along with a copy of the consent form. |...

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