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Westmoreland nears beginning of its drug court

By Rich Cholodofsky Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, 10:45 p.m.
Updated 3 hours ago

 

After a year of research, fundraising and planning, Westmoreland County is poised to begin its drug court program later this month as a means to help curb the addiction problem in the region.

Fifty participants will eventually be enrolled in the program, which will allow some who are charged with felonies to have their cases downgraded to misdemeanors, and others accused of less serious counts to have their cases dismissed.

Notice on civil/orphans' court motions

Judge Marsili will not be hearing civil or orphans’ court motions on Friday, September 25, 2015, or Friday, October 2, 2015.  Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on prior or subsequent Fridays.

Notice on civil/orphans' court motions

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

September 18, 2015
September 25, 2015
October 9, 2015

In President Judge McCormick, Jr.'s absence, time sensitive motions can be presented before Judge Regoli on all 3 dates and before Judge Marsili on September 18th and October 9th only.

Attention Criminal Court Attorneys

Effective immediately there is a new Order that must be used for when petitioning for an adult criminal forensic mental health evaluation. The Order to be used can be found on the Westmoreland County Website under, Courts, Criminal, Criminal forms. Questions may be directed to the Court Administrator’s Office, 724.830.3828 or 724.830.3829.

New Death Certificate Requirement for Death of Incapacitated Persons

Effective September 1, 2015, The Register of Wills Office will be requiring a death certificate upon the death of the Incapacitated person. The death certificate MUST be attached to the Suggestion of Death/Final Guardian Report. Without the death certificate, these documents will NOT be accepted for filing.

Notice on civil/orphans' court motions

Judge David Regoli will not be hearing civil nor orphans’ court motions on Friday, August 21, 2015

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

Becoming aware of mental illness: Pa. law requires training for police, judges

On July 10, 2015, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill into law, requiring that district judges and police receive training in mental health, autism and intellectual disabilities, all of which can affect a person's behavior and interactions with law enforcement.

Read the entire article online at http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2015/07/21/Becoming-aware-of-men...

Notice on civil/orphans' court motions

Judge Marsili will not be hearing civil or orphans’ court motions on Friday, July 24, 2015.  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 nor orphans’ court motions on Friday, August 7, 2015

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

Notice on civil/orphans' court motions

Judge Regoli will not be hearing civil or orphans’ court motions on Friday, June 5, 2015. Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday.

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