August 2, 2022
News
Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to the
Rules for Admission to the Practice of Law in West Virginia
On June 15 , 2022, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia approved a 60-day period of public comment on proposed amendments to the Rules for Admission to the Practice of Law in West Virginia. The amendments would add Rule 4.8 regarding Military Legal Assistance and Registration. All comments must be filed in writing with the Clerk of the Court no later than August 19, 2022.

Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to
the West Virginia Rules of Civil Procedure.
On June 15 , 2022, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia approved a 90-day period of public comment on proposed Amendments to the West Virginia Rules of Civil Procedure. Your comments are needed. All comments must be filed in writing with the Clerk of the Court no later than September 13, 2022. The Court takes no position at this time on the proposed amendments and encourages comments.  

WVJLAP Support Groups
 
Legal practice is challenging with high demands and high performance expectations. Stress, anxiety, and depression are common in legal professionals (one study shows nearly half of all legal practitioners have experienced one of these). Now there is an opportunity to connect with others, feel less isolated, and find support. Announcing the WVJLAP Mental Health/Stress Reduction Support Group, meeting weekly on Zoom.
 
The WVJLAP Lawyers in Recovery Support Group offers a shared space for professionals to engage in a structured discussion of recovery through sharing and support . If you are currently working a program of recovery and engaged with WVJLAP, please
CLE
2020-2022 CLE Reporting Period Ended June 30th

A $200 late fee now applies to any attorney still reporting CLE credits to the 2020-2022 reporting period in order to achieve CLE compliance.

Events
2022 WV State Bar Regional Meetings

Please find below the dates and locations for the 2022 Regional Meetings. All meetings will begin at 10:00 a.m. Registration is now open for the in-person Regional Meetings in Morgantown, Huntington and Beckley

CLE: 3 credits (Ethics/Law Office Management)

Registration Fee: $100.00

  • September 8 - Erickson Alumni Center - Morgantown, WV
  • September 15 - Guyan Country Club - Huntington, WV
  • September 16 - Tamarack - Beckley, WV
  • September 23 - Embassy Suites - Charleston, WV
  • September 29 - Bavarian Inn - Shepherdstown, WV
  • September 30 - South Branch Inn - Moorefield, WV
  • October 7 - Giovanni's - Chapmanville, WV
  • October 14 - Bridgeport Country Club - Bridgeport, WV
  • November 3 - The Blennerhassett - Parkersburg, WV
  • November 4 - Wheeling Country Club - Wheeling, WV




Registration will open for all other meetings approximately one month prior to each meeting.


September 22-24, 2022
 2022 Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse Conference

Host: WV Medical Professionals Health Program
CLE: 14.1 credits including 3.3 credits in ethics
Location: In-person--Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, Two Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501
Registration Fee: $150.00

10 Conference Scholarships available. Please contact Shawnette D’Arco at the WV Judicial & Lawyer Assistance Program at (304) 553-7232 or darco@wvjlap.org

September 23, 2022
2022 Fall Family Law CLE
Host:  Kanawha County Family Law Bench Bar Committee
Location:   Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center, Charleston, WV
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CLE: 8.4 credits including 1.4 credits in ethics/law office management (Pending)