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On May 16, 2017, Westmoreland County voters will nominate one Republican and one Democrat candidate for an open judicial seat on the Court of Common Pleas.
Three candidates, who have cross filed on both the Republican and Democratic primary tickets, are seeking the nomination for the judicial post. Those attorneys are: L. Anthony Bompiani, Lisa G. Monzo and James P. Silvis.
The Westmoreland Bar Association's intention is to educate the voting public about the judicial election and the qualifications of the candidates. Attorneys who practice in the Westmoreland Court system are in a unique position to assess the professional qualities that are necessary for good judges. For that reason, the WBA polled its members about the overall qualifications of the Westmoreland County judicial candidates.
Participating members of the Westmoreland Bar Association responded to a survey of judicial candidates. The survey asked the local attorneys to rate each candidate as: Highly Recommended, Recommended, Not Recommended or Not Familiar With Candidate. Certified Public Accountant Teresa Shanta tabulated the results and reported the following. >>
The Westmoreland Bar Foundation is pleased to offer three law school scholarships, which are available to Westmoreland County residents for the 2017-18 school year. Students can be first, second or third year students and must be enrolled for the Fall semester. The total amount of the scholarships to be awarded is in the amount of $6,600.
Join us on June 14-16, 2017, for the 31st annual Bench/Bar Conference at The Fairmont Pittsburgh. Spouses/significant others are welcome to join in all events. Overnight lodging is just $189/night (deeply discounted from the standard rate of $319/night) and self-parking is $7/day, or $35/day valet.
This year’s registration fee remains at $100 for WBA members and includes 4.5 hours of CLE, three meals, a networking reception, and entry to the Hospitality Suite.
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