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  1. Westmoreland County Courts COVID-UPDATES

    NEW CIVIL MOTIONS PROCEDURE EFFECTIVE MAY 11, 2020
    Upon the expiration of the Judicial Emergency in Westmoreland Count on May 8, 2020, please be advised that Civil Motions Practice will resume on Friday, May 15, 2020, subject to certain practices and procedures for contested motions. 
    View New Civil Procedures

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s fourth supplemental Order, dated May 27, 2020 in reference to the statewide judicial emergency can be found here 

    ATTENTION ATTORNEYS - CRIMINAL COMMON PLEAS COURT PROCEDURE for release of low level offenders
    FAMILY COURT CUSTODY ORDERS - IMPACT OF SCHOOL CLOSURES
    There have been questions from counsel and litigants pertaining to Governor Wolf’s directive closing all schools in PA for the remainder of the school year and whether that will affect custody orders. The answer is no.  Summer custody orders take effect on the date that school would normally have ended for the school year. The school year schedule for custody remains in effect until that date for all Westmoreland County custody orders.
    DOMESTIC RELATIONSDue to uncertain financial situations in the current times, Westmoreland County Domestic Relations will accept Consent Agreements to temporarily modify support Orders.  All Orders modified are subject to a further Review at a later date

    Please review our Court Related Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19

In our continuing efforts to enhance public access and information, we are proud to present this website as an electronic gateway to the Court. It is the hope of the Court that this will facilitate the access to justice.

Amy Mears DeMatt, District Court Administrator
  1. Criminal
  2. Civil
  3. Family
  4. Orphans'
Criminal Court Judges:
  • C A Feliciani, Judge
  • M Bilik-DeFazio, Judge
  • T A Krieger, Judge
  • S O Mears, Jr., Judge
View more information on Criminal Court 
  1. JUDGE SILVIS MOTIONS COURT CHANGES - DECEMBER

    Judge Silvis will not be holding Motions Court on Friday, December 4 AND Friday, December 18, 2020. Counsel should make arrangements to present on a prior or subsequent date.
  2. DECEMBER 2020 ARBITRATION LIST PUBLISHED

    The December 2020 civil arbitration list is published on the Court's Web page, Civil Section.
  3. JUDGE SMAIL MOTIONS COURT CANCELLED - 12/11/20

    The Honorable Harry F. Smail, Jr. will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, December 11, 2020. Counsel should make arrangements to present on a prior or subsequent Friday.
  4. REVISED ORPHANS' COURT LOCAL RULES OF COURT

    Effective November 24, 2020, Westmoreland County Local Orphans' Rule WO5.17 is rescinded. A complete set of the Westmoreland County Local Rules of Court and the Orphans' Court local rules can be found on the Court's webpage.
  5. JUDGE SILVIS' MOTIONS COURT CANCELLED - 12/11 AND 12/18

    Judge Silvis' Motions Court is cancelled for December 11 and 18, 2020. Counsel should make arrangements to present on other dates.
  6. Scales of Justice sculptures above Westmoreland County Courthouse

    Court of Common Pleas and Magisterial District Courts

    Judicial Emergency in Tenth Judicial District (Westmoreland County) and Judicial Emergency Order Read on...
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