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Posted on: November 21, 2016

NEW CIVIL LOCAL COURT RULES

Please refer to the Local Court Rules section of the County Website to view the table indicating which rules have been altered and to print a new set of the Westmoreland County Civil Local Rules as amended and/or the complete set of Westmoreland County Lo...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2016

NEW REGIONAL CRIMINAL COURT ASSIGNMENTS

The new listing of MDJ regional assignments is available on the Court's webpage at http://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/index.aspx?NID=530 Certain case assignments will not change with the rotation of regional assignments in January. Revocations remain with t...Read on...
Posted on: November 15, 2016

NEW ORDER OF TERMINATION EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

23 Pa. C.S.A. Section 2511 (a) was amended to include two new grounds for involuntary termination of parental rights. An updated Westmoreland County Order of Termination can be found on the Westmoreland County Register of Will's website ...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2016

CRIMINAL TRIAL TERM CHANGE - FEBRUARY 2017

The Criminal Court trial term for February 2017 is February 13-17, 2017.

Posted on: September 13, 2016

WESTMORELAND COUNTY COURT CALENDAR 2017

The calendar may be accessed through the following link:

Westmoreland County Court Calendar 2017

Attorneys may obtain a copy of the 2017 calendar from the Civil Court Administration office, Room M10, on the Mezzanine floor of the Courthouse, 724-830...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2016

Juror Donation Program

Juror Donation Program

Soon Westmoreland County jurors will have the option to donate their juror fees to local non-profit organizations. Upon completion of their jury service, jurors may authorize donation of their fees to one of the selected organizations. Read on...

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

Notice - Statewide Orphan's Court Rules Effective September 1, 2016

Westmoreland County Register of Wills

Beginning on this date, state forms MUST be used where applicable. Local forms can no longer be used where a state form exists. Please consult the Unified Judicial System website linked below.

Sherry Magretti Hamilton, Esq.
Register of Wills and Cle...Read on...

PA Unified Judicial System Orphan's Court forms
Posted on: August 4, 2016

Recovering addicts tell lawmakers Westmoreland court rehab program works

Jeffrey Patterson broke a smile and said he didn't expect a standing ovation from 18 members of a state legislative panel who listened Wednesday to his emotional testimony about his drug addiction.

He said it made him feel good about himself, somethin...Read on...

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Posted on: November 5, 2015

NEW JURY DUTY EXEMPTIONS

jury duty

Effective January 2016 pursuant to the Pennsylvania Act 54 of 2015, Westmoreland County citizens summoned for jury duty can request to be excused and will be exempted from service if the individual is:

1. 75 years of age or older, or
2. A judge, mag...Read on...