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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Judge Silvis Motions May 30 to June 10, 2022

The Honorable Jim Silvis will not be holding Motions Court from Monday, May 30, 2022 through Friday, June 10, 2022.

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Bail Before Verdict Local Rules Change

On March 4, 2022, Westmoreland County Local Rules, WC117 and WC520 were rescinded. New Rules WC117 (Bail at MDJ) and WC520 (Bail Before Verdict) were adopted on April 16, 2022 and go into effect on May 16, 2022 and are available on the County Website.

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Judge Smail June 3, 2022 Motions

The Honorable Harry F. Smail, Jr. will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, June 3, 2022. Motions will instead be heard on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

June 2022 Arbitration List

Westmoreland County's June 2022 Arbitration List is now available on the Westmoreland County Website.

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

J. Smail May Motions Court

The Honorable Harry F. Smail, Jr. will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, May 6, 2022 and Friday, May 13, 2022. Counsel should make arrangements to present on a prior or subsequent Friday.

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

May 2022 Arbitration List

The Westmoreland County May 2022 Arbitration List is now available on the Westmoreland County Website.

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

May 2022 Civil Trial Term

The May 2022 Civil Trial Lists for President Judge Rita Donovan Hathaway, Judge Chris Scherer and Judge Harry F. Smail, Jr. are now available on the Westmoreland County 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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