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Western District Hearing and Mediation Cancellation/Delay Policy

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NOTE: THESE POLICIES APPLY ONLY TO POSTPONEMENT OF HEARINGS AND MEDIATIONS. TO DETERMINE WHETHER A WCOA OFFICE IS CLOSED, PLEASE CONSULT THE ALERTS SECTION OF THE WCAIS HOME PAGE.

Altoona:


Hearings and mediations scheduled to take place in the Altoona office will be postponed when the Penn State University Altoona Campus is closed due to inclement weather. www.altoona.psu.edu or https://twitter.com/psualertaa.

Hearings and mediations scheduled to take place in the Altoona office prior to 10:00 a.m. will be postponed when the Penn State University Altoona Campus is on a two-hour delay due to inclement weather.

Hearings and mediations scheduled to take place in the State College Borough Building will be postponed when the Penn State University Park Campus is closed due to inclement weather. http://legacy.wpsu.org/closings/ https://twitter.com/psualertup

Hearings and mediations scheduled to take place in the State College Borough Building prior to 10:00 a.m. will be postponed when the Penn State University Park Campus is on a two-hour delay due to inclement weather.

Hearings and mediations scheduled to take place in the Mifflin County Courthouse in Lewistown will be postponed when the Penn State University Park Campus is closed due to inclement weather.

Hearings and mediations scheduled to take place in the Mifflin County Courthouse in Lewistown prior to 10:00 a.m. will be postponed when the Penn State University Park Campus is on a two-hour delay due to inclement weather.

Brookville

Requests for consideration based on inclement weather will be entertained on a case by case basis. This would include both continuance requests as well as allowing parties to participate by phone at hearings.

Clearfield:

Hearings and mediations scheduled to take place in the Clearfield office will be postponed when the Penn State University Dubois Campus is closed due to inclement weather. http://www.ds.psu.edu/weather.htm

Hearings and mediations scheduled to take place in the Clearfield office prior to 10:00 a.m. will be postponed when the Penn State University Dubois Campus is on a two-hour delay due to inclement weather.

Hearings and mediations scheduled to take place in the State College Borough Building will be postponed when the Penn State University Park Campus is closed due to inclement weather. http://legacy.wpsu.org/closings/ https://twitter.com/psualertup

Hearings and mediations scheduled to take place in the State College Borough Building prior to 10:00 a.m. will be postponed when the Penn State University Park Campus is on a two-hour delay due to inclement weather.

Hearings and mediations scheduled to take place in the Mifflin County Courthouse in Lewistown will be postponed when the Penn State University Park Campus is closed due to inclement weather.

Hearings and mediations scheduled to take place in the Mifflin County Courthouse in Lewistown prior to 10:00 a.m. will be postponed when the Penn State University Park Campus is on a two-hour delay due to inclement weather.

Hearings and mediations scheduled to take place ay the Smethport hearing location will be postponed when the Pitt-Bradford Campus is closed due to inclement weather. http://www.upb.pitt.edu/

Hearings and mediations scheduled to take place at the Smethport hearing location prior to 10:00 a.m. will be postponed when the Pitt-Bradford Campus is on a two-hour delay due to inclement weather.

Hearings and mediations scheduled to take place ay the Lock Haven hearing location will be postponed when the Lock Haven University Campus is closed due to inclement weather. http://www.lhup.edu/

Hearings and mediations scheduled to take place at the Lock Haven hearing location prior to 10:00 a.m. will be postponed when the Lock Haven University is on a two-hour delay due to inclement weather.

Hearings scheduled to take place in the Harrisburg Judges’ office will be postponed in accordance with that office’s policy.

Erie:

The Judges generally do not cancel an entire day, but liberally approve individual requests to cancel individual hearings due to weather conditions. For remote sites, a determination to cancel a hearing or mediation date will be made no later than 24 hours prior to the date of the hearing or mediation, when possible.

Greensburg:

For hearings or mediations that are held at the Greensburg office:

Whenever the Greensburg Salem School District closes for the day, then all hearings and mediations scheduled that day will be cancelled.  If the Greensburg Salem School District issues a delay, then all hearings and mediations scheduled before 10:00 am will be cancelled. http://www.greensburgsalem.org

For hearings that are held at the Indiana County Career Link:

Whenever the Indiana Area School District closes for the day, then all hearing and mediation scheduled that day will be cancelled.  If the Indiana Area School District issues a delay, then all hearings scheduled before 11:00 am will be cancelled.  To determine if Indiana Area School District has closed or issued a delay, go to the Indiana Area School District website at http://www.iasd.cc/site/default.aspx?PageID=1

-- Click here for SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND DELAYS

-- Look under Indiana County for Indiana Area.

Johnstown:

Hearings and mediations scheduled to take place in the Johnstown WCOA Office will be postponed when the Greater Johnstown School District is closed due to inclement weather.

Hearings and mediations scheduled to take place in the Johnstown WCOA Office prior to 10:00 a.m. will be postponed when the Greater Johnstown School District is on a two-hour delay due to inclement weather.

For information regarding Greater Johnstown School District closings and delays, go to: www.WJACtv.com>Weather Closings

New Castle:

The Judges will hold hearings and mediations in New Castle, but will be flexible as weather and needs dictate. The same is true in the remote locations such as Smethport, Butler, Brookville and Hermitage. Judge Russell will follow Pittsburgh and Brookville policies for events in those offices, but will hold hearings when not closed and consider requests to cancel or participate by phone.

Pittsburgh:

Hearings and mediations scheduled to take place in the Pittsburgh office will be postponed when the Pittsburgh Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Hearings and mediations scheduled to take place in the Pittsburgh office prior to 11:00 a.m. will be postponed when the Pittsburgh Public Schools are on a two-hour delay due to inclement weather.

Uniontown:

If a decision is made to postpone or delay the start of a Uniontown event due to bad weather, attorneys will be called about the schedule change.  If any party has questions or concerns pertaining to any particular hearing or mediation, they should call the Uniontown WCOA Office at (724) 439-7420.

Judge Lowman’s Pittsburgh hearings will be postponed and/or delayed in accordance with the procedures used by the Pittsburgh WCOA Office.

Judge Coholan’s Washington mediations will be postponed and/or delayed in accordance with the procedures implemented by the Washington WCOA Office.

Washington:

Hearings and mediations scheduled to take place in the Washington office will be postponed when the Trinity School District is closed due to inclement weather. http://www.trinitypride.org/

Hearings and mediations scheduled to take place in the Washington office prior to 11:00 a.m. will be postponed when the Trinity School District is on a two-hour delay due to inclement weather.