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Posted on: July 10, 2017

JUDGE SCHERER'S MOTIONS COURT CANCELLED

Judge Chris Scherer will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court Motions on Friday, July 28, 2017. Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday.

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

JUDGE MARSILI'S MOTIONS COURT CANCELLED

Civil/Orphans' motions court before Judge Marsili is cancelled for Friday, July 28, 2017. Judge Marsili will not hear motions on this date.

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

PRESIDENT JUDGE MCCORMICK, JR. MOTIONS COURT CANCELLED

Civil and Orphans' motions court for Friday, July 28, 2017 before President Judge McCormick, Jr. is cancelled. The judge will not hear civil/orphans' court motions on this date.

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

First Graduates from Westmoreland's Drug Court Program

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The special court was initiated in 2015 as county officials struggled with a growing drug epidemic that has flooded courtrooms with cases and prisons with addicted defendants.  The number of fatal drug overdoses in Westmoreland County has set rec...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Westmoreland County Local Orphans' Court Rules Published - Updated Newsflash

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The Westmoreland County Local Rules (complete set) and the Orphan’s Rules have been updated in re-pagination and can be reprinted by users.


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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Westmoreland County Local Orphans' Court Rules Published - Updated Newsflash

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The printable version of both the local Orphans’ Court rules and the complete set of Westmoreland County Local Court Rules are now available on the County Website under Local Rules on the Court Administration web page.  Please disregard the previ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

ALERT: PA Supreme Court prothonotary’s office phone number is being used in consumer scam

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HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Office of the Prothonotary is warning people about a telephone scam being used to get money or personal information.

The scam begins when the caller ID indicates the incoming call is coming from the PA Courts &a...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Juror Donation Program - Update

Juror Donation Program

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together

Vincent Van Gogh

Great things have been done with the help of Westmoreland County citizens serving as jurors since the inception of the juror donation program in September, 2016. Over $10,00...

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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: August 2, 2016

Notice - Statewide Orphans' Court Rules Effective September 1, 2016

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 Clerk of ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2015

NEW JURY DUTY EXEMPTIONS

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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...

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