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  1. Westmoreland County Courts COVID-UPDATES

    June 8, 2020 Judicial Emergency Order View Order

    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 

    April 24, 2020 Judicial Emergency   View details of this declaration 

    April 24, 2020 Judicial Emergency Order 
    Closes courts for non-essential functions, but provides courts are to be open and accessible for certain “essential” proceedings, which are set forth in the Judicial Emergency Order.
    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

    March 23, 2020 Judicial Order Closing Magisterial District Courts to Public
    View Court Order

    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. CIVIL JURY TRIAL LISTS FOR SEPTEMBER PUBLISHED

    The civil jury trial lists for September, 2020 are now available on the Court's, Civil webpage.
  2. JUDGE SCHERER MOTIONS COURT CHANGE FOR AUGUST 7, 2020

    Judge Chris Scherer will NOT hear Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, August 7, 2020 but will INSTEAD hear motions on THURSDAY, AUGUST 6th. Counsel should contact Chambers at 724.853.2201 to make arrangements to present motions.
  3. JUDGE SCHERER'S MOTIONS COURT CANCELLED - AUGUST 14, 2020

    Judge Chris Scherer will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, August 14, 2020. Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday.
  4. CIVIL ARBITRATION LIST - AUGUST 25TH PUBLISHED

    The civil arbitration list for August 25, 2020 is now available on the Court's website, Civil Division.
  5. CRIMINAL JURY TRIAL TERM CHANGE FOR SEPTEMBER 2020

    The criminal jury trial term for September 2020 has been changed. Jury trials will be held September 21-25 INSTEAD of September 14-18, 2020. The civil jury trial term remain unchanged. The civil term is September 8-18, 2020.
  6. 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 Civil Motions Procedure Effective May 11
  7. 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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