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Notice Regarding Trial Procedures for the Limited Resumption of Jury Trials for the US District Court, Western District

Posted on April 7th, 2021 at 9:55 AM

Since March 13, 2020, the US District Court, Western District, has issued a series of orders suspending all jury trials in light of public-health concerns associated with COVID-19. At the point that the Court authorizes the resumption of jury trials and based on extant public-health conditions, trials likely will occur on a limited basis—i.e., the Court intends to hold no more than one jury trial in each of its courthouses at a given time, and criminal trials will be given priority over civil trials.

Please see the notice on the Court’s website regarding the general procedures in place for all jury trials until public-health conditions permit the Court to modify these procedures.

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Eighth Amended Judicial Order

Posted on March 30th, 2021 at 4:17 PM

Please see the attached pdf for the Eighth Amended Judicial Order issued by Judge Joseph Walsh on March 30, 2021.

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CARES Renewal Order

Posted on March 9th, 2021 at 10:29 AM

Attached for your reference is the Order that was just entered making the requisite findings for continuation of our CARES Act video/audio Order.

Fourth Renewed Administrative Order 3-9-2021 Video

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Judicial Law Clerk

Posted on March 1st, 2021 at 1:23 PM

Career Opportunity - TPA Term Law Clerk - March 2021

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania (the “Court”) is accepting applications for a full-time, 40 hour per week Term Law Clerk position in our Erie Office with compensation ranging from $64,649 to $92,143. The incumbent will work for Judge Thomas P. Agresti. The position involves research and writing on a wide range of issues that arise in federal bankruptcy. The incumbent will substantively review pleadings, prepare bench memos, and draft orders on matters pending before the Judge. Prior bankruptcy law experience preferred but not required. This is a one-year appointment with optional extensions at the Judge’s discretion. To read the full position description, visit Qualified candidates may submit application materials via e-mail to or through OSCAR, the Judiciary’s central online system, at:

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Corporate/Business Paralegal

Posted on February 25th, 2021 at 4:43 PM

Corporate/Business Paralegal

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Associate Attorney

Posted on February 12th, 2021 at 2:45 PM

Associate Attorney

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Administrative Order for the US District Court for Western PA

Posted on February 3rd, 2021 at 8:41 AM

Please see the pdf attached for the latest Administrative Order for the United States District Court for Western District of Pennsylvania.

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Feb. 1st Administrative Order

Posted on February 1st, 2021 at 4:24 PM

Please read the Administrative Order issued by President Judge Walsh today, February 1, 2021.

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Paralegal - Personal Injury

Posted on January 29th, 2021 at 12:47 PM

Personal Injury Paralegal

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Administrative Order - February Jury Trials

Posted on January 8th, 2021 at 1:47 PM

Please see attached for an Administrative Order President Judge Walsh and Administrative Judge Mead have issued for Erie County today, January 8, 2021.

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