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Posted on: March 17, 2020

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Judicial Emergency in Tenth Judicial District (Westmoreland County) and Judicial Emergency Order, Judicial Order Closing Magisterial District Courts to the Public

On March 16, 2020, President Judge Rita Donovan Hathaway declared a judicial emergency in the Tenth Judicial District (Westmoreland County).  
View details of this declaration 

In addition, on March 17th, President Judge Hathaway issued a Judicial Emergency Order that closes the courts for non-essential functions, but provides that courts are to be open and accessible for certain “essential” proceedings.  Essential functions are set forth in the Judicial Emergency Order.

March 23, 2020, President Judge Hathaway issued an order closing Magisterial District Courts to the public.  View order

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

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