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Posted on: March 27, 2020

LICENSE SUSPENSION APPEAL HEARINGS CANCELLED FOR APRIL 21,2020

The license suspension hearings previously scheduled for April 21, 2020 at the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas are cancelled. The cases will be rescheduled to a future date and parties will receive notification of the new hearing date.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

CIVIL ARBITRATION IS CANCELLED FOR APRIL 28, 2020

Civil Arbitration cases previously scheduled for April 28, 2020 are cancelled and will be rescheduled by the Civil Court Administrator's office. Parties will receive notification of the new Arbitration date in the near future.

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

PFA HEARING CHANGES - APRIL 6 AND 7 - JUDGE SILVIS

All final protection from abuse hearings scheduled for April 6 and April 7, 2020 before Judge Silvis have been continued. The Temporary PFA will remain in effect until the new hearing date. Final hearings are continued FROM April 6 TO May 4, 2020...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

COMMON PLEAS CRIMINAL SUMMARY APPEALS FOR APRIL ARE CANCELLED

The Summary Appeal trials previously scheduled before the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas for April 21, April 23, and April 30, 2020 are cancelled. The hearings will be rescheduled and parties will receive notice of the new hearing date.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

COMMON PLEAS CRIMINAL COURT CANCELLED THROUGH APRIL 17

Common Pleas Criminal Court proceedings previously scheduled for April 6-10, 2020 are cancelled per the Judicial Emergency Order and will be rescheduled. Parties will receive a notice in the mail with the rescheduled date.  As a reminder the Crim...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

FILING A PRAECIPE FOR WRIT OF SUMMONS - CIVIL

The Supreme Court supplemented its March 18, 2020 emergency declaration order. Specifically, the Court provides a procedure for filing a praecipe for a writ of summons in the Superior Court  "in the event a court of common pleas is unable to...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

PRESIDENT JUDGE RITA DONOVAN HATHAWAY SCHEDULE - UPDATE

Please be advised that all hearings(with the exception of emergencies) before President Judge Rita Donovan Hathaway scheduled from March 17,2020 to April 3,2020 are continued and shall be rescheduled by the Court upon expiration of the Judicial Emergency.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

CRIMINAL JURY TRIAL FOR APRIL CANCELLED

The criminal jury trial term scheduled for April 13-17, 2020 has been cancelled. There will be no jury trials scheduled for this term and no jurors will need to report in anticipation of selection this week.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

PFA HEARING CHANGES - MARCH 30 AND 31 - JUDGE WALSH

Protection from Abuse Hearings and Indirect Criminal Contempt hearings scheduled before Judge Walsh on March 30 are continued to April 20,2020 and hearings scheduled for March 31 are continued to April 21, 2020.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

PROTECTION FROM ABUSE - COMMON PLEAS FILING - UPDATED INFORMATION

Due to the current emergency declaration, individuals may file for a Temporary Protection from Abuse at the Westmoreland County Courthouse, Court of Common Pleas, lobby daily between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.  Protection from Abuse fi...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

PFA HEARING CHANGES - MARCH 23 AND 24 - JUDGE SILVIS

All final protection from abuse hearings scheduled for  March 23 and March 24 have been continued. Final hearings for March 23rd are rescheduled to Monday April 6, 2020 before Judge Silvis in Courtroom #10.  Final Hearings for March 24th...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

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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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Posted on: March 18, 2020

CIVIL COURT ARBITRATION HEARINGS CANCELLED FOR MARCH 31ST

Civil Arbitration hearings scheduled for March 31, 2020 have been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a future date. Parties will receive notice of the rescheduled Arbitration date.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

CIVIL COURT MOTIONS FOR FRIDAYS ARE CANCELLED

 This is due to the declaration of a judicial emergency in the 10th Judicial District of Pennsylvania. Uncontested motions may be submitted by MAILING the original to the assigned judge for signature.  This in effect until further notice...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

CIVIL COURT MOTIONS FOR FRIDAYS ARE CANCELLED

 This is due to the declaration of a judicial emergency in the 10th Judicial District of Pennsylvania. Uncontested motions may be submitted by MAILING the original to the assigned judge for signature.  This in effect until further notice...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

COMMON PLEAS CRIMINAL COURT PROCEEDINGS CANCELLED MARCH 18 - APRIL 3,2020

Rotunda Interior Westmoreland County Courthouse

Common Pleas Criminal Court proceedings previously scheduled for March 18 -April 3, 2020 are cancelled per the Judicial Emergency Order and will be rescheduled. Parties will receive a notice in the mail with the rescheduled date.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DECLARATION OF JUDICIAL EMERGENCY

Scales of Justice sculptures above Westmoreland County Courthouse

Per Supreme Court’s Order dated March 16, 2020, President Judge Rita Donovan Hathaway has declared a judicial emergency in the Tenth Judicial District (Westmoreland County) for the period of March 17, 2020 to April 14, 2020.  The Operat...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

CONTEMPT/COMPLIANCE HEARINGS CANCELLED FOR MARCH 23RD

Contempt and Compliance hearings before Senior Judge Driscoll on March 23rd are cancelled due to the current health situation. Please do not report to the courthouse for contempt/compliance hearings. The hearings will be rescheduled.

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Scam Notification

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The public is advised that currently there may be telephone scams being placed to County residents. One scam alleges that the caller is from the County Sheriff’s department demanding payment of money for failing to appear for jury duty. &nbs...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

APRIL CIVIL ARBITRATION LIST IS AVAILABLE

The April civil Arbitration List is available. The list can be found on the Civil Court page of the Court's website.

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

JUDGE SILVIS APRIL MOTIONS COURT CHANGE

Motions Court before Judge Silvis on Monday, April 20, 2020 is cancelled. Judge Silvis will hear Motions Court on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 8:45 a.m.

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

CIVIL ARBITRATION - UPDATE TO THE SCHEDULE

The civil Arbitration date for April has been changed from April 28th to April 29th. The civil Arbitration date for October has also been changed from October 27th to October 23rd due to room unavailability.

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