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Per an Order of Court dated August 24, 2011, Westmoreland County Rule of Civil Procedure W1272 is rescinded and new Rule W1272 is adopted, effective 30 days after publication in The Pennsylvania Bulletin.
Click here to view the order and full text of the rule change.
Judge McCormick, Jr., will not be hearing civil and orphans’ court motions on October 21, 2011. Judge McCormick, Jr., will hear motions on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at 9:00 o’clock a.m. Please mark your calendars accordingly.
The Court Administrator's Office will be conducting a review of Divorce cases from 2002-2004 to determine whether there has been any activity in the past two years on the cases. All parties and counsel of record on cases where there have been no activity will receive a notice that the case will be purged unless a statement of intention to proceed is filed with the Prothonotary and Court Administrator.
Judge Caruso will be hearing civil and orphans’ court motions on Friday, August 12, 2011, but will not be hearing civil or orphans’ court motions on Friday, August 19, 2011.
The Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court includes Westmoreland County attorneys and judges and meets at the Westmoreland Bar Association headquarters once a month during the school year.
Any attorney or judge interested in joining the local Inns of Court should contact an Inns officer or the Executive Director of the Westmoreland Bar Association.
Please mark your calendars and plan to join us on each of the meeting dates for dinner, refreshments, camaraderie and education. Also, note that meetings start at 5 pm at WBA Headquarters.
There will be no civil or orphans’ court motions heard on Friday, July 29, 2011, due to the State Trial Judges’ Conference being held during that time.
Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday with Judge Caruso, Judge Marsili or Judge McCormick, Jr.
Judge McCormick, Jr. will not be hearing civil or orphans’ court motions on the following Friday: July 22, 2011. Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday.
From David Wolfe, Recorder of Deeds, Second Deputy
The State Tax Equalization Board will not be able to complete all Counties Common Level Ratios by July 1, the Board does plan, however, to complete all required calculations and make all required certifications by the end of July. The tentative figure for the new CLR for Westmoreland County is 4.66, this number is nor absolute or certified at this time. The STEB anticipates that the number will be accurate. Once the certified numbers are released the department of revenue will refund any overpayments of tax and will assess and bill any underpayment.
Pursuant to the court-appointed attorney guidelines, court-appointed counsel are asked to submit Fee Petitions on a timely basis. For criminal cases, fee petitions should be submitted at the conclusion of the preliminary hearing and quarterly thereafter for each case, excluding capital cases, which shall be submitted monthly. For family cases, petitions should be submitted after each review hearing and/or case disposition. If you need a copy of the current guidelines, please contact the Court Administrator’s Office, Danielle Frye, at 724.830.3393.
Westmoreland County jurors may now respond on-line to answer their juror questionnaires as an alternative to mailing the paper form back to the Jury Commissioners Office. In addition, on-line responses allow the juror to provide a cell phone number or email address to be notified of the status of his/her jury service date.
To respond to your Juror Summons on-line, please have your juror number and date of service available, and go to the Westmoreland County website at: http://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/jury