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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.

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

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: The Vacating of Standing Order 20-3 | 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: Administrative Order Regarding Detainee/Arrestee Screening and Related Matters. | 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...