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Notice on civil/orphans' court motions

Judge Marsili will not be hearing civil or orphans’ court motions on Friday, September 15, or Friday, September 22, 2017. Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday.

Notice on civil/orphans' court motions

President Judge McCormick, Jr. will not be hearing civil or orphans’ court motions on the following Fridays:

  • August 11, 2017;
  • August 18, 2017;
  • September 15, 2017;
  • September 22, 2017.

Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday.

Notice on civil/orphans' court motions

President Judge McCormick, Jr., Judge Marsili, and Judge Scherer will not be hearing civil or orphans’ court motions on Friday, July 28, 2017.

Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday.

Notice on civil/orphans' court motions

Judge Chris Scherer will not be hearing civil or orphans’ court motions on Friday, June 16, 2017.

Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday.

 

Notice on civil/orphans' court motions

President Judge McCormick, Jr. will not be hearing civil or orphans’ court motions on June 16, 2017.

Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday.

Notice on civil/orphans' court motions

NOTICE: Judge Chris Scherer will not be hearing Civil or Orphans’ Court motions on Friday, May 26, 2017. Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday.

Notice on civil/orphans' court motions

Judge Marsili will not be hearing Motions on June 9th and June 16th, 2017.

Notice on civil/orphans' court motions

Judge Chris Scherer will not be hearing Civil or Orphans’ Court motions on Friday, May 12, 2017.

New Orphans' Court Local Rules effective May 29, 2017

From Sherry Magretti Hamilton, Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans' Court

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

Distracted driving citations continue to rise in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG— Distracted driving citations increased by 52 percent statewide between 2014 and 2016 – with more men being cited (70 percent) than women (28 percent). In Pennsylvania all drivers are prohibited from texting while driving, which includes sending, reading or writing a text-based message or email, and from wearing or using headphones or earphones while the car is in motion.

Data is based on the following state law: Title 75, sections 1621, 1622, 3316 (texting), and 3314 (headphones). The infographic below highlights key data and demographics about distracted drivers in Pennsylvania.

Distracted driving citations in Pennsylvania

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