New REV-1500 form

From Sherry Magretti Hamilton, Esq/MBA, Chief Deputy Register of Wills

As some of you may know, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has updated the “REV-1500” form. The revisions are expected to increase the department’s efficiency in processing the inheritance tax returns. Click here for the outline of changes provided by the state. If you have any questions, please contact our office.

Thank you.

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.

Shopping at Amazon? Smile first and help the Westmoreland Bar Foundation.

Shopping at Amazon this holiday season? Smile first and help the Westmoreland Bar Foundation. For every person who starts their shopping on, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the WBF. Bookmark the link and make sure you smile!

Westmoreland Bar Foundation

New Certificate of Readiness form adopted, effective immediately

A new Certificate of Readiness form was adopted by the Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland County on September 18, 2014, and is effective immediately. The order and form can be accessed online at

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