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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.

Mon, 03/30/2020

IN RE: Standing Order 20-8 Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by Covid-19 with Respect to Teleconferences and Videoconferences for Criminal Proceedings |...

Tue, 03/24/2020

IN RE: Administrative Order Regarding Detainee/Arrestee Screening and Related Matters. | Read the Order

Tue, 03/24/2020

IN RE: Access to Federal Courthouse Buildings During the Covid-19 Outbreak | Read the Order

Tue, 03/24/2020

IN RE: The Vacating of Standing Order 20-3 | Read the Order

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, 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...

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. |...

Wed, 01/30/2019

Omnibus Stay Order lifted, due to the enactment of continuing funding resolution. 18-MC-0729.

Thu, 12/27/2018

IN RE: Certain Matters Pending Before All Of The Various Courts Of The United States District Court For The Middle District Of Pennsylvania | Full Order