Westmoreland County

Notice from the Clerk of Courts

Please be advised that the following Order was issued by the President Judge Gary P. Caruso on July 9, 2012

AND NOW, to wit, this 9th day of July, 2012 I direct, pursuant to 42 Pa. C.S.A. § 9728(g) that, effective on the 1st day of August, 2012, a one-time administrative fee of Eleven Dollars and fifty-cents ($11.50) be imposed in all cases disposed of by the Court. Payments of any and all court-imposed financial obligations must be allocated to satisfy the payment of this fee, thereafter, allocation is administered by the Clerk of Courts as required.

Local Rules Change

Westmoreland County Civil Rule Change

Per an Order of Court dated August 24, 2011, Westmoreland County Rule of Civil Procedure W1272 is rescinded and new Rule W1272 is adopted, effective 30 days after publication in The Pennsylvania Bulletin.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.

Notice on Civil/Orphans' Court Motions

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.

Notice on Civil/Orphans' Court Motions

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.

Notice on Civil/Orphans' Court Motions

Judge McCormick, Jr. will not be hearing civil or orphans’ court motions on the following Friday: July 22, 2011. Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday.

Jury Commissioners Office Now Accepting On-line Responses to Juror Summons

Westmoreland County jurors may now respond on-line to answer their juror questionnaires as an alternative to mailing the paper form back to the Jury Commissioners Office. In addition, on-line responses allow the juror to provide a cell phone number or email address to be notified of the status of his/her jury service date.

To respond to your Juror Summons on-line, please have your juror number and date of service available, and go to the Westmoreland County website at: http://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/jury

Notice on Civil/Orphans' Court Motions

NOTICE: The Civil Trial Judges will NOT be hearing civil and orphans’ court motions on the following Fridays:

  • Judge Gary P. Caruso: May 27, 2011; June 10, 2011; July 29, 2011
  • Judge Richard E. McCormick, Jr.: June 24, 2011; August 12, 2011; August 19, 2011; September 16, 2011; September 23, 2011
  • Judge Anthony G. Marsili: July 1, 2011; August 12, 2011

Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on prior or subsequent Fridays.

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