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Posted on: December 21, 2016

REQUESTS FOR COURT TRANSCRIPTS - CHANGE IN PROCESS

Westmoreland local procedures regarding how to request a court transcript, the new required Transcript Request Form, and the Petition, Affidavit and Order to request a waiver or reduction in the transcript fee pursuant to the State rules can all be found ...Read on...

Posted on: December 19, 2016

CRIMINAL COURT ATTORNEYS

Each criminal court judge will have his or her individual trial list. Each judge will also set one date prior to the term to handle his or her call of the criminal trial list.The following Call of the List protocol/procedures will be followed by the Judge...Read on...

Posted on: December 13, 2016

JUDGE SCHERER CIVIL/ORPHANS MOTIONS COURT CHANGE

Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday by contacting chambers at 724-853-2201.

Posted on: December 26, 2016

NEW LOCAL RULE AFFECTING CUSTODY CASES

Rule W1915.2 provides for a conference before scheduling a custody contempt hearing. Please refer to the Local Court Rules section of the County Website to view the table indicating rule updates and print a new set of the Westmoreland County Civil Local...

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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...