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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.

Mon, 2012-10-15

Centralized Processing of Bankruptcy Noticing Center Returned Mail

Effective October 15, 2012, the Judiciary's Bankruptcy Noticing...

Mon, 2012-07-30

Change in Service: Voice Case Information System (VCIS) to Multi-Court Voice Case Information System (McVCIS) *UPDATE*

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania currently has available the Voice Case Information...

Sun, 2012-04-01

In order to support and improve the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system, the Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized an increase in the electronic public access (EPA) fee from 8 cents per page to 10 cents per...

Thu, 2012-03-01

Effective March 1, 2012, the United States Bankruptcy Court for
the Eastern District of Pennsylvania will accept payments by debit card
via the system for documents filed electronically which require a filing fee.


Wed, 2012-02-15

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, Criminal and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar and public for comment by...

Thu, 2012-02-02

The Chapter 7 §341 meetings for Lehigh and Northampton Counties, which currently are held in Easton, PA, will be moved effective February, 2012 to the federal courthouse in Allentown, PA at the following address:


Wed, 2012-02-01


On September 14, 2010, the Judicial Conference amended the policy on privacy and public...

Sun, 2012-01-01

Beginning January 1, 2012, the case numbering system for newly filed main bankruptcy

cases and adversary cases filed in the Philadelphia and Reading Divisions of the United States

Bankruptcy Court for the...