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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, 09/04/2020

URGENT NOTICE:  NextGen CM/ECF and eJuror will be unavailable beginning today, September 4, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. until Sunday, September 6, 2020, at approximately 2:00 p.m. for system upgrades and maintenance.  It is imperative that you log off by...

Thu, 08/06/2020

IN RE: Resumption of Jury Trials and Other Proceedings | Read the order.

Thu, 07/30/2020

The Court, in collaboration with the Office of the Federal Public Defender and the Office of the United States Attorney, presented the Middle District's plan for the reinstitution of jury trials on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. The ZOOM presentation...

Fri, 07/10/2020

Below you will find the Amended Guidelines [07/09/2020] incorporating our decision to move into Phase Two of our Recovery Plan; also the new Face Covering/Masking and Social Distancing Protocols, which are attached to the Amended Guidelines as...

Wed, 07/01/2020

Chief Judge John E. Jones has issued a Standing Order IN RE: Mediations and Settlement Conferences on Phase Two of Court’s Recovery Plan. | Read the order...

Wed, 06/24/2020

IN RE: Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 With Respect To Teleconferences And Videoconferences For Criminal Proceedings | Read the Order

Wed, 06/17/2020

These Guidelines were developed in consultation with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology, and in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Administrative Office of the Courts published guidance...

Wed, 04/15/2020

Third Circuit Standing Order on Requests for Services Other Than Counsel in CJA Representations | Read the Order

Wed, 04/08/2020

Standing Order 2020-010

IN RE: General Continuance of Hearings and Proceedings Due to Public Health Concerns. The findings and directives of General Order...

Fri, 04/03/2020

IN RE: Expanded Use of Electronic Signatures Due to the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 | Read the order