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Pursuant to the court appointed attorney guidelines, court appointed counsel is asked to review the current guidelines stating, “The Court Administrator will make copies of documents for court appointed counsel without charge. Copying costs will not be reimbursed unless approved by the Court”. Please give advanced notice of at least three days if this service is necessary. If you need a copy of the current guidelines, please contact the Court Administrator’s Office, Danielle Frye, at 724.830.3393.
Judge Caruso will not be hearing civil or orphans’ court motions on Friday, October 21, 2011, or Friday, October 28, 2011. Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on prior or subsequent Fridays.
The 2012 Civil Court Calendars are available in the Court Administrator's Office, Civil Division, Room M7.
Judge Caruso will not be hearing civil or orphans’ court motions on the following Friday: September 16, 2011. Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday.
Per an Order of Court dated August 24, 2011, Westmoreland County Rule of Civil Procedure W1272 is rescinded and new Rule W1272 is adopted, effective 30 days after publication in The Pennsylvania Bulletin.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.