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Posted on: May 12, 2017


Counsel who want to present Civil/Orphans’ motions to Judge Marsili on June 9 or June 16 should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday. 

Posted on: May 11, 2017


Attorneys who want to present Civil/Orphans’ Court Motions to President Judge McCormick, Jr. should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday by contacting chambers at 724.830.3492.

Posted on: May 11, 2017

ALERT: PA Supreme Court prothonotary’s office phone number is being used in consumer scam

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HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Office of the Prothonotary is warning people about a telephone scam being used to get money or personal information.

The scam begins when the caller ID indicates the incoming call is coming from the PA Courts &a...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Local Orphans' Court Update

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Please note: Westmoreland County Local Orphans’ Court Rules were published in the PA Bulletin Volume 47, Number 17 on April 29, 2017. They will become effective on May 29, 2017. “

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Juror Donation Program - Update

Juror Donation Program

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together

Vincent Van Gogh

Great things have been done with the help of Westmoreland County citizens serving as jurors since the inception of the juror donation program in September, 2016. Over $6,000...

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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: August 2, 2016

Notice - Statewide Orphans' Court Rules Effective September 1, 2016

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 Clerk of ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2015


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...