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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.

Tue, 03/24/2020

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

Wed, 12/26/2018

Regarding CJA payments during the temporary federal shutdown, per the Administrative Offices of the United States Courts:

FY 2019 Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorney payments will be suspended beginning December 24, 2018. When...

Mon, 12/17/2018

Please be advised that the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania will no longer be accepting cash effective January 1, 2019. Full details here.

Tue, 10/30/2018

Case information for participants and interested parties regarding the Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler system can find all the case related information here.