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Posted on: March 24, 2017

May Civil Trial List - Civil Call Date Change for President Judge McCormick, Jr.

President Judge McCormick, Jr. will be holding his Civil Call of the list for the May jury trial term on April 24, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Posted on: March 24, 2017

President Judge McCormick Civil Motions Court Change

President Judge McCormick will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court Motions on April 28, 2017.  Counsel should present motions on an alternative Friday Motions Court date.

Posted on: March 8, 2017

Soliciting Comments on Proposed local rule on e-filing, Rule W205.4

Westmoreland County is soliciting comments, suggestions and input on implementation of our proposed local rule on e-filing, Rule W205.4.  Please direct any such correspondence to: Amy DeMatt, Esq. District Court Administrator for 10th Judicial D...Read on... Read full details of proposed rule
Posted on: August 16, 2016

Juror Donation Program

Juror Donation Program

Soon Westmoreland County jurors will have the option to donate their juror fees to local non-profit organizations. Upon completion of their jury service, jurors may authorize donation of their fees to one of the selected organizations. Read on...

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

Notice - Statewide Orphan's Court Rules Effective September 1, 2016

Westmoreland County Register of Wills

Beginning on this date, state forms MUST be used where applicable. Local forms can no longer be used where a state form exists. Please consult the Unified Judicial System website linked below.

Sherry Magretti Hamilton, Esq.
Register of Wills and Cle...Read on...

PA Unified Judicial System Orphan's Court forms
Posted on: August 4, 2016

Recovering addicts tell lawmakers Westmoreland court rehab program works

Jeffrey Patterson broke a smile and said he didn't expect a standing ovation from 18 members of a state legislative panel who listened Wednesday to his emotional testimony about his drug addiction.

He said it made him feel good about himself, somethin...Read on...

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Posted on: November 5, 2015

NEW JURY DUTY EXEMPTIONS

jury duty

Effective January 2016 pursuant to the Pennsylvania Act 54 of 2015, Westmoreland County citizens summoned for jury duty can request to be excused and will be exempted from service if the individual is:

1. 75 years of age or older, or
2. A judge, mag...Read on...