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Posted on: February 16, 2017

NEW COURT REPORTER LOCAL RULES - WESTMORELAND COUNTY

Westmoreland County Rules of Judicial Administration WJ5000.4 through WJ5000.13 have been rescinded and replaced with newly adopted Rules WJ4007 and WJ4008. These rules govern Requests for Transcripts and Transcript Costs. A complete set of updated Westmo...Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2017

LOCAL CIVIL RULE W1018.1 UPDATE

Westmoreland County Local Civil Rule of Court W1018.1 Notice to Defend has been updated. The update is an addition of a Note that cross references local Civil Rule 1301 and reflects that a complaint filed in an Arbitration case shall contain a Notice of D...Read on...

Posted on: January 23, 2017

JUDGE SCHERER CIVIL/ORPHANS' COURT MOTIONS CANCELLED

Judge Scherer will not hear civil or orphans' court motions on Friday, February 24, 2017.  Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday.

Posted on: January 23, 2017

JUDGE MARSILI CIVIL/ORPHANS MOTIONS COURT CHANGE

Judge Marsili will not hear Civil/Orphans' Court motions on Friday, February 24, 2017.  Counsel should make present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday.

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...