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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.

Supreme Court increases loan assistance to expand number of attorneys who serve the poor

From the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts

HARRISBURG — In an effort to increase the pool of attorneys available to provide civil legal services to those who cannot afford them, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has increased support for a student debt loan program for attorneys who work for legal aid organizations.

The Loan Repayment Assistance Program is not funded by tax dollars, but instead by pro hac vice admission fees which are paid by out-of-state attorneys who are not licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, but appear in Pennsylvania’s courts for a particular legal proceeding. Pro hac vice fee revenue has been on a steady decline, jeopardizing the sustainability of the loan program.

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