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Posted on: July 18, 2018

CRIMINAL COURT - CHANGE IN GUILTY PLEA PROCESS

Defendants with cases before multiple judges will be scheduled before and have to appear before the individual judge assigned to the case.  If a plea agreement has been reached for multiple cases,  each case will still be scheduled befor...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

CRIMINAL TRIAL TERM CHANGES EFFECTIVE AUGUST 2018 - Updated Information

Effective with the August 2018 criminal jury trial term, the criminal court judges will consider North Zone trials available during South Zone trial terms. Please click on this link to view the changes to the trial term procedures.

Criminal Trial Term Changes Courts
Posted on: July 18, 2018

ATTENTION CRIMINAL LAW ATTORNEYS: UPDATE ON WESTMORELAND COUNTY CRIMINAL CALL OF THE LIST

Effective January, 2017, the criminal court judges implemented an individual trial list. A protocol for the criminal call was established by the judges. Please click on this link to review the requirements of the Criminal Call of the List Protocol.

Criminal Call of the List Protocol Courts
Posted on: July 10, 2018

JUDGE SCHERER'S MOTIONS COURT CANCELLED - JULY 27TH

Judge Scherer will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, July 27, 2018. Counsel should make arrangements to present on a prior or subsequent Friday.

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

JUDGE MARSILI'S MOTIONS COURT CANCELLED - JULY 27TH

Judge Marsili will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, July 27, 2018. Counsel should make arrangements to present on a prior or subsequent Friday.

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

CIVIL ARBITRATION LISTS - JULY AND AUGUST 2018

The Arbitration lists for July and August, 2018 are now posted and available on the county website.

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Posted on: June 27, 2018

JUDGE SMAIL'S MOTIONS COURT CANCELLED

The Honorable Harry F. Smail, Jr. will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, July 27, 2018. Counsel should make arrangements to present on a prior or subsequent Friday.

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Posted on: June 27, 2018

GUARDIANSHIP TRACKING SYSTEM WORKSHOPS BEING OFFERED

Pennsylvania Courts Guardian Tracking System

The Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) is pleased to offer a series of workshops that will show court-appointed guardians how to use the new Guardianship Tracking System (GTS). GTS will make it possible for guardians of adult incapaci...

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Workshop Schedule and Registration Info... Courts
Posted on: June 30, 2018

Revisions to the UJS Public Access Policies - Effective July 1. 2018

 Amendments will be effective July 1, 2018.   A copy of the current policy and accompanying Explanatory Reports is found at the following link:http://www.pacourts.us/assets/opinions/Supreme/out/477jad-attach1.pdf?cb=1

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

Veterans Court in Westmoreland County

Judge's gavel on desk with US flag in background

Greensburg, PA November 7, 2017: On Veteran's Day this Saturday, we all will take time from our day to remember and recognize the significant contributions and sacrifices that our Veterans have made for the United States and many other countries to advanc...

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