Westmoreland Law Journal

State laws require the government and certain individuals to publish notices of some of their activities in local newspapers. These laws exist so that citizens are educated about governmental actions that could affect them. Through these notices, the public can find out about terminations of parental rights, mortgage foreclosures, sheriff's sales, delinquent tax sales, and more. Public notices keep these events from happening secretly and without notification. Further, a public notice published in the newspaper becomes a permanent record.

As a service to the profession, the court, and the public, the Westmoreland Bar Association publishes the Westmoreland Law Journal, the only authorized legal periodical in Westmoreland County. For 95 years, legal advertisements, estate notices, court opinions and other important notices have been published in the journal for the benefit of our subscribers.

 

 

 

Advertising Forms

For your convenience, the following forms may be downloaded for advertising in the Westmoreland Law Journal. You do not have to use these forms; you may use forms from other sources, if you prefer.

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Advertising Rates: Classified/Display

The Westmoreland Law Journal publishes every Friday. Advertisements received by noon on Tuesday will be printed in that Friday's edition. Payment must be received prior to publication. Acceptable file formats for your ad materials are Acrobat PDF, EPS, TIFF, JPEG or camera-ready art. The Westmoreland Bar Association reserves the right to decline any advertisement for any reason. For more information, call 724.834.7260 or e-mail the WLJ.

Size Cost
Full-page ad, back cover, 4-3/4" W x 6" H (currently not available) $50.00 per issue
Full-page ad, inside back cover, 4-3/4" W x 8-1/4" H (currently available one week per month) $50.00 per issue
Full-page ad, 4-3/4" W x 8-1/4" H $40.00 per issue
Half-page ad, 4-3/4" W x 3-5/8" H $25.00 per issue
Quarter-page ad, 4-3/4" W x 1-7/8" H $20.00 per issue
Eighth-page ad, 2" W x 2" H $7.00 per issue

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Advertising Rates: Legal

Advertising rates effective as of August 1, 2012. Download a new rate card.

Change of Name Notices $100.00 PREPAID, includes one Proof of Publication
Corporate Notices (Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Authority, Certificate of Organization, Dissolution, etc.) $100.00 PREPAID, includes one Proof of Publication
Estate Notices $100.00, includes one Proof of Publication. All estate advertising in Westmoreland County is handled through the Register of Wills office at the Courthouse, when filing your Petition for Letters. The information will be automatically forwarded to the law journal and advertised for three consecutive weeks.
Fictitious Name Notices $100.00 PREPAID, includes one Proof of Publication
Trust Notices $100.00 PREPAID, runs three consecutive weeks, includes one Proof of Publication
Other Notices $2.50 per line, per week
Proof of Publication $3.00 each
Annual Subscription, e-mail or regular mail delivery $52.00 per year

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Deadlines

The Westmoreland Law Journal publishes every Friday. Regular publication deadline is Noon on Tuesday for publication in that Friday's edition. Due to holidays, the Westmoreland Law Journal will have the following early deadlines for advertisements in 2014.

Issue Deadline
 Friday, April 18, 2014  Monday, April 14, 2014, at Noon
 Friday, June 13, 2014  Monday, June 9, 2014, at Noon
 Friday, July 4, 2014  Monday, June 30, 2014, at Noon
 Friday, November 14, 2014  Monday, November 10, 2014, at Noon
 Friday, November 28, 2014  Friday, November 21, 2014, at Noon
 Friday, December 26, 2014  Friday, December 19, 2014, at Noon
 Friday, January 2, 2015  Monday, December 29, 2014, at Noon

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Notice to Defend

Pursuant to Pa.R.C.P. 1018 and Westmoreland County Rule of Civil Procedure W1018.1, all "NOTICE TO DEFEND" correspondence for Westmoreland County, Pa., should read as follows:

NOTICE TO DEFEND

You have been sued in court. If you wish to defend against the claims set forth in the following pages, you must take action within twenty (20) days after this complaint and notice are served, by entering a written appearance personally or by attorney and filing in writing with the court your defenses or objections to the claims set forth against you. You are warned that if you fail to do so the case may proceed without you and a judgment may be entered against you by the Court without further notice for any money claimed in the complaint or for any claim or relief requested by the Plaintiff. You may lose money or property or other rights important to you.

YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER, TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW TO FIND OUT WHERE YOU CAN GET LEGAL HELP.

IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD A LAWYER, THIS OFFICE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ON AGENCIES THAT MAY OFFER LEGAL SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE PERSONS AT A REDUCED FEE OR NO FEE.

LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE
WESTMORELAND BAR ASSOCIATION
P.O. BOX 565
GREENSBURG, PA 15601
(724) 834-8490
http://lrs.westbar.org

 

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Subscriptions

The Westmoreland Law Journal is published once a week on Fridays; the cost is $52 per year. You can choose to receive either a physical copy through the regular mail, or a digital copy—a fully searchable PDF document—via e-mail. To begin your subscription, send $52 to the Westmoreland Law Journal, 129 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Greensburg, PA 15601-2311, along with your billing address and the physical or e-mail address where you want to receive the journal.

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