Welcome your newest colleagues at the New Member Ceremony on Tuesday, March 17

Courthouse domeThe Newest Members of the WBA will be officially introduced to the court en banc at the annual New Members Ceremony on Tuesday, March 17th, in Ceremonial Courtroom No. 3 at the Westmoreland County Courthouse at 3:00 p.m. The ceremony is open to the public.

Following the ceremony, WBA members are invited to greet the new members and their families at a complimentary reception at the NEW Rialto beginning at 4:15 pm. Register online today!

AND THE WINNER IS ... Franklin Regional!

2015 Mock Trial Champions Franklin Regional

Congratulations to District 1 Mock Trial winner Franklin Regional High School, who claimed the trophy at the February 26 competition against Greensburg Salem.

A big thank you to all the schools who participated this year (Derry Area High School, Franklin Regional Senior High School, Greensburg Salem High School, Homer-Center High School, Kiski Area High School, Penn-Trafford High School, Southmoreland High School, and Valley Jr./Sr. High School), as well as all the coaches, volunteer jurors and jurists, timekeeper Jim Silvis, and coordinator Leo Ciaramitaro.

February 13 & 20, 2015, issues of the Westmoreland Law Journal are online.

Public notices from the February 13, 2015, and February 20, 2015, issues of the Westmoreland Law Journal are now posted online. These issues include the Court Administrator's Notice of Proposed Termination of Court Cases pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. No. 1901, which you will find on page 13 and page 12, respectively. The lists are fully searchable, and can be downloaded to your computer as a PDF.

WBA members, it's open enrollment for the Lawyer Referral Service of Westmoreland County.

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The WBA is accepting registration for the 2015 Lawyer Referral Service. At just $125, the registration fee allows WBA members to participate in the only court-recognized referral service in Westmoreland County. Applying for LRS membership is quick and easy.

• First, read the rules.

• Next, complete the LRS Application.

• Finally, either e-mail the completed form along with your credit card information to westbar.org@westbar.org, or print and mail the application along with your check to: Lawyer Referral Service, Westmoreland Bar Association, 129 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Greensburg, PA 15601.

Please note that certain referral panels have specific experience requirements for membership. Those panels are marked with an asterisk on the panel list in the application. To be considered for membership on a panel with experience requirements, read the Experience Requirements section of the application carefully and complete the appropriate sections.

If you have any questions about the rules, the application or the program, you may contact the Association at 724-834-6730.

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