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Posted on: February 3, 2023

March 2023 Civil Trial List

The Westmoreland County March 2023 Civil Trial Lists are available on the County Website.

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Posted on: February 2, 2023

Judge Hathaway February 24 Motions

The Honorable Rita Donovan Hathaway will not be hearing Civil or Orphans Court Motions on Friday, February 24, 2023. Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday by calling Judicial Chambers at 724-853-2141.

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

Judge Smail February 24th Motions

The Honorable Harry F. Smail, Jr. will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, February 24, 2023. Counsel should make arrangements to present on a prior or subsequent date.

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

Judge Smail Motions February 3, 2023

The Honorable Harry F. Smail, Jr. will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, February 3, 2023. Counsel should make arrangements to present on a prior or subsequent Friday.

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

Custody Complaint fee increase

The Westmoreland County Prothonotary indicates that effective January 1, 2023 the cost to file a new custody case will be $168.00. This is a one dollar increase from the previous year.

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

February 2023 Arbitration List

The Westmoreland County February 2023 Arbitration is now available on our County Website.

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

Local Rule W1920.42

Westmoreland County Local Rule 1920.42 has been revised effective January 2, 2023 to include a requirement that the parties in a divorce submit a Praecipe For An Order Approving Grounds For Divorce. Please check out the local rules on the website.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

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Scales of Justice sculptures above Westmoreland County Courthouse

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 ...

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