Modified Filing Procedures for Highly Sensitive Documents

The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts provided notice on January 6, 2021, of a national breach of the CM/ECF system and called upon courts to implement new security procedures to protect highly sensitive documents (HSDs). We do not know if the breach impacted EDPA specifically. Most HSDs are filed under seal as preliminary documents in criminal cases. For more information, visit

On January 22, 2021 a Standing Order regarding the Procedures Governing the Filing or Retrieval of Highly Sensitive Documents was issued by the Eastern District of Pennsylvania: Standing Order - Procedures Governing the Filing or Retrieval of Highly Sensitive Documents.

Notice to Pro Se Litigants

Use the e-mail address to send your current e-mail address so copies of orders may be sent to you. This e-mail address may also be used to send any documents, preferably in PDF format, for filing.

Court Locations

James A. Byrne U.S. Courthouse
601 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Edward N. Cahn U.S. Courthouse & Federal Bldg.
504 W. Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101

The Gateway Building
201 Penn Street
Reading, PA 19601

Holmes Building, 4th Floor
101 Larry Holmes Drive
Easton, PA 18042-7722