Annual Meeting notice

Annual Meeting

Any bar member wishing to "run from the floor" for any of the elected positions: Vice President, President-Elect, Director, Membership Committee, or Building Committee, is reminded to submit his/her intention to run to the Executive Director - in writing - by Monday March 23rd. This is ten (working) days ahead of the Annual Meeting, April 6th at Rizzo's Banquet Hall.

March 6, 2015, issue of the Westmoreland Law Journal is online.

Public notices from the March 6, 2015, issue of the Westmoreland Law Journal are now posted online. This issue include the Prothonotary's Notice of Proposed Disposal of Court Exhibits, which you will find on pages 13 through 15. The list is fully searchable, and can be downloaded to your computer as a PDF.

The Future of Legal Education--PBI's Ground-breaking "Virtual Town Hall"

On March 31, 2015, The Pennsylvania Bar Institute will initiate a dialog about the future of legal education.

Bringing together the organized bar, law schools, CLE providers, and leading practitioners from the private and corporate bar, this international webcast will focus on identifying specific knowledge, skills, competencies, and personal and character traits that epitomize exceptional lawyers in the 21st century. The remarkable panel will also discuss how we can best train lawyers, from the beginning of law school through retirement, to achieve these characteristics as early as possible in each lawyer’s career. Jon Delano, a Pittsburgh lawyer, television legal/business reporter and professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Public Policy and Management, moderates this look into the future. Celebrating its 50th year as a leader of the CLE community in Pennsylvania and nationally, PBI is dedicated to making learning dynamic. Each panelist brings exceptional knowledge and experience in training lawyers to this fascinating discussion.

Live Webcast Information
Start Time: March 31, 2015 12:00 PM Eastern
Estimated Length: 2 hours
Registration Fee: $50.00
Enter coupon code "townhall_nocredit" to take this course for free without CLE credit.
Registration link:

AND THE WINNER IS ... Franklin Regional!

2015 Mock Trial Champions Franklin Regional

Congratulations to District 1 Mock Trial winner Franklin Regional High School, who claimed the trophy at the February 26 competition against Greensburg Salem.

A big thank you to all the schools who participated this year (Derry Area High School, Franklin Regional Senior High School, Greensburg Salem High School, Homer-Center High School, Kiski Area High School, Penn-Trafford High School, Southmoreland High School, and Valley Jr./Sr. High School), as well as all the coaches, volunteer jurors and jurists, timekeeper Jim Silvis, and coordinator Leo Ciaramitaro.

WBA members, it's open enrollment for the Lawyer Referral Service of Westmoreland County.

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The WBA is accepting registration for the 2015 Lawyer Referral Service. At just $125, the registration fee allows WBA members to participate in the only court-recognized referral service in Westmoreland County. Applying for LRS membership is quick and easy.

• First, read the rules.

• Next, complete the LRS Application.

• Finally, either e-mail the completed form along with your credit card information to, or print and mail the application along with your check to: Lawyer Referral Service, Westmoreland Bar Association, 129 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Greensburg, PA 15601.

Please note that certain referral panels have specific experience requirements for membership. Those panels are marked with an asterisk on the panel list in the application. To be considered for membership on a panel with experience requirements, read the Experience Requirements section of the application carefully and complete the appropriate sections.

If you have any questions about the rules, the application or the program, you may contact the Association at 724-834-6730.

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