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Public Notice for Reappointment of a Bankruptcy Judge

Monday, September 11, 2017


The current term of office of the Honorable Thomas P. Agresti, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania at Erie, Pennsylvania is due to expire on April 4, 2018. The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit is considering the reappointment of Judge Agresti to a new 14-year term of office.

Upon reappointment, the incumbent would continue to exercise the jurisdiction of a bankruptcy judge as specified in United States Code title 28, United States Code title 11, and the Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal Judgeship Act of 1984, Pub. L. No. 98-353, §§ 101-122, 98 Stat. 333-346. In bankruptcy cases and proceedings referred by the district court, the incumbent would continue to perform the duties of a bankruptcy judge that might include holding status conferences, conducting hearings and trials, making final determinations, entering orders and judgements, and submitting proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law to the district court.

Members of the bar and the public are invited to submit comments for consideration by the Court of Appeals regarding the reappointment of Bankruptcy Judge Thomas P. Agresti to a new term of office. All comments will be kept confidential and should be directed to one of the following addresses:

or to

Margaret A. Wiegand, Circuit Executive
22409 U.S. Courthouse
601 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Comments must be received not later than October 26, 2017.