Orphans' Court notice

Starting September 1, 2016, the Supreme Court Rules have changed regarding the Petition for Adjudication/Statement of Proposed Distribution for audits. All petitioners must use the state-approved forms and the Petition for Adjudication/Statement of Proposed Distribution shall be filed with the clerk at the time of the filing of an Account.

IRVTalks: CLE series in honor of Judge Irving L. Bloom continues on Monday, September 12

IRVTalksIrvTALKS Series Continues: Update on the Drug Overdose Epidemic and How People Can Find Help

WBA members in attendance will earn 1 FREE Ethics credit on Monday, September 12, 2016, at Noon at the WBA Headquarters.

Plan to attend to hear what's new in our county and how you can help your clients, friends and/or family members.

Human Services Director Dirk Matson will address the national, regional, and Westmoreland County problem in terms of deaths, role of prescription drugs in the epidemic, and cheap heroin. He will also discuss the initiatives of the County and Pennsylvania to deal with these problems. He will conclude with the resources available to get help for these problems.

Judge Meagan Bilik-DeFazio will provide an update on the Drug Court as it nears its first year of implementation in the county.


  • Dirk Matson, Ph.D., L.S.W., Director of Human Services, Westmoreland County
  • Judge Meagan Bilik-DeFazio, Westmoreland County Drug Court Judge

The Lawyers Assistance Committee of the WBA has committed to offer a series of "IRVTalks" in honor of Judge Bloom, who worked to help struggling lawyers with their addictions, depression, and stress-related problems, both locally and throughout the Commonwealth.

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

The WBA is accepting registration for the 2016 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.

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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