Courts

  1. Westmoreland County Courts COVID-UPDATES

    NEW CIVIL MOTIONS PROCEDURE EFFECTIVE MAY 11, 2020
    Upon the expiration of the Judicial Emergency in Westmoreland Count on May 8, 2020, please be advised that Civil Motions Practice will resume on Friday, May 15, 2020, subject to certain practices and procedures for contested motions. 
    View New Civil Procedures

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s fourth supplemental Order, dated May 27, 2020 in reference to the statewide judicial emergency can be found here 

    ATTENTION ATTORNEYS - CRIMINAL COMMON PLEAS COURT PROCEDURE for release of low level offenders
    FAMILY COURT CUSTODY ORDERS - IMPACT OF SCHOOL CLOSURES
    There have been questions from counsel and litigants pertaining to Governor Wolf’s directive closing all schools in PA for the remainder of the school year and whether that will affect custody orders. The answer is no.  Summer custody orders take effect on the date that school would normally have ended for the school year. The school year schedule for custody remains in effect until that date for all Westmoreland County custody orders.
    DOMESTIC RELATIONSDue to uncertain financial situations in the current times, Westmoreland County Domestic Relations will accept Consent Agreements to temporarily modify support Orders.  All Orders modified are subject to a further Review at a later date

    Please review our Court Related Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19

In our continuing efforts to enhance public access and information, we are proud to present this website as an electronic gateway to the Court. It is the hope of the Court that this will facilitate the access to justice.

Amy Mears DeMatt, District Court Administrator
  1. Criminal
  2. Civil
  3. Family
  4. Orphans'
Criminal Court Judges:
  • C A Feliciani, Judge
  • M Bilik-DeFazio, Judge
  • T A Krieger, Judge
  • S O Mears, Jr., Judge
View more information on Criminal Court 
  1. NOVEMBER CIVIL ARBITRATION LIST - PUBLISHED

    The November 2020 Civil Arbitration list has been published and is available on the Civil section of the Court's webpage.
  2. JUDGE SMAIL'S MOTIONS COURT CANCELLED - 11/6/20

    The Honorable Harry F. Smail, Jr. will not be hearing Civil or Orphans’ Court motions on Friday, November 6, 2020. Counsel should make arrangements to present on a prior or subsequent Friday.
  3. CIVIL COURT CALENDAR -2021 PUBLISHED

    The 2021 civil court calendar is now available in the Court Administrator's office, Civil Division, Room M10 to those who would like to pick up a calendar. The calendar is also published on the Court's webpage, civil section.
  4. CIVIL JURY TRIAL LISTS FOR NOVEMBER 2020 - PUBLISHED

    The civil jury trial lists for the November trial term are published on the Court's webpage on the Civil Court section.
  5. October 2020 Arbitration List

    The October 2020 Arbitration list is available on the Court's webpage under the Civil Division.
  6. UNIFIED JUDICIAL SYSTEM REVISED PUBLIC ACCESS POLICY - 10/15/20

    Effective October 15, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has amended the Public Access Policy. Read on...
  7. JUDGE SILVIS MOTIONS PRACTICE UPDATE

    Judge Silvis' Motions Court Practice will be Monday and Friday at 8:45 a.m. by Cisco WebEx Meeting. No party is to appear in-person for motions in the courtroom. The opposing party must call chambers by 8:45 a.m. on the scheduled motions date.
  8. Scales of Justice sculptures above Westmoreland County Courthouse

    Court of Common Pleas and Magisterial District Courts

    Judicial Emergency in Tenth Judicial District (Westmoreland County) and Judicial Emergency Order Read on...
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