February 21, 2023
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
Position Vacancy Announcement

The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has an immediate professional opportunity for Chief Counsel in Charleston, West Virginia. This position directly reports to the Justices of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.

Deadline to Apply - February 24, 2023
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
Vacancy Announcement 23-1, Clerk of Court

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of WV is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Clerk of Court. The Clerk of Court is a high-level management position. The Clerk serves as the chief executive officer for virtually all the Court’s non-judicial functions and, as such, manages a wide variety of administrative and operational activities.

Please visit the Court’s website at https://www.wvnb.uscourts.gov/employment/.

Please note that applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the United States. The deadline for submitting applications is March 2, 2023.
Call for Judges: 2023 National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court
The National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition, hosted March 2-4 by WVU Law, is seeking volunteer judges. The competition is being held in person. Early round judges must be attorneys of good standing licensed to practice law in any state. Now in its 13th year, the National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition attracts exceptional law students from across the country. This year, 40 teams from 26 law schools are registered to compete. To volunteer or ask questions, please fill out this availability survey or email wvumoot@mail.wvu.edu. The problem is posted on the competition website.
13th Family Court Circuit Vacancy
The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill the family court vacancy on the 13th Family Court Circuit serving Raleigh, Summers, and Wyoming Counties. Candidates must submit their completed applications and letters of recommendation or comment no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2023. For more information about the application process, please call the Office of General Counsel at 304-558-2000. Interviews will be held in Charleston on Monday, March 13, 2023.  
Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to 
Rule 28 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure for Family Court
By order entered on February 9, 2023, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia approved a 30-day period of public comment on amendments to Rule 28 (Appeal to Intermediate Court of Appeals) of the Rules of Practice and Procedure for Family Courts. – Comments must be filed in writing with the Clerk of Court through File and Serve Express, on or before March 10, 2023.
CLE Rule Spotlight
No Double Credit
Per Administrative Rule 6.09(m): Attorneys may not earn double credit for either (1) attending the same seminar held in different locations or (2) attending a seminar and completing a digital or electronically distributed presentation of the same seminar.  
March 2-5, 2023
Hosts: West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia & Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Programs Location: Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, Roanoke, Virginia
CLE: 16.80 WV credits in ethics

The Basics: Abuse and Neglect Proceedings - Webinar
March 6, 2023 -- 9 a.m. to noon
Hosts: WV State Bar's Abuse and Neglect Committee
Location: Live in-person via ZOOM only
CLE: 3 credits
Cost: Free
Registration closes March 2, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
You Don't Look Like a Lawyer:
Recognizing & Responding to Microaggressions
March 26, 2023 -- 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Hosts: WV State Bar's Women in the Profession, Minority Lawyers, and LGBTQ+ Committees
Location: The Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
CLE: 1.2 credits
Cost: Free
Registration information coming soon
West Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting
March 26-27, 2023
Host: West Virginia State Bar
Location: The Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Cost: $180 Banquet only, $150 CLE Program only, or $330 Sunday Banquet and Monday CLE program
CLE: Pending
Schedule of Activities:
Sunday, March 26 -

  • 5:30-7:00 p.m. Attorney and Judicial Welcome Reception and sponsor displays.
  • 7:00-9:30 p.m. Annual Banquet and sponsor displays ($180 per person)

Monday, March 27 -

  • 8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration and sponsor displays
  • 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Continuing Legal Education Program ($150, includes a box lunch)
State Bar Members who are employed as Federal/State Public Defenders, Federal/State Court Law Clerks, and/or with Legal Aid of WV are offered a special discounted rate of $50 for the March 27 Seminar. Click Here to Register as for the Seminar.

Event Registration Closes March 17, 2023, at 4 pm.

Accommodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Greenbrier Resort for $199/night for a Traditional Room (plus resort and historic preservation fees and applicable taxes). This rate is good for the nights of Saturday, March 25 – Monday, March 27. Please call reservations at (855) 441-2078. Room Reservations must be made by Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn, Lewisburg for $119/night. This rate is good for the nights of Saturday, March 25 – Sunday, March 26. Please call (304) 645-7300 and mention the West Virginia State Bar or use group code CHHWVB when booking online. Room Reservations must be made by Saturday, February 25, 2023.
Save the Date
March 27, 2023
West Virginia State Bar Young Lawyer Section 
Bridge the Gap Program
To be held in conjunction with the West Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting
About: Each new lawyer admitted to practice between July 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020 will have thirty-six months after their date of admission to complete the program. All new lawyers admitted on or after January 1, 2021 will have twenty-four months after their date of admission to complete the program.
Host: WV State Bar Young Lawyer Section 
Location: The Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CLE: 7.6 credits, including 4 in ethics/attorney wellbeing/law office management
Cost: Free

Registration Closes March 17, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

Only members admitted after July 1, 2018 or attorneys admitted prior to July 1, 2018, who have not previously completed the Bridge the Gap requirements, may attend the live course and satisfy the mandatory Bridge the Gap requirements.
Roadways to the Bench:
Who Me? A Bankruptcy or Magistrate Judge?
April 3, 2023

The federal Judiciary, led by the Judicial Conference Committees on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System and the Magistrate Judges System, will hold the second iteration of the national diversity event for law students and attorneys, "Roadways to the Bench: Who Me? A Bankruptcy or Magistrate Judge?"

  • April 3, 2023, at 4 p.m. ET at the WVU College of Law in Morgantown, West Virginia, as well as 37 other locations across the United States.
  • A cocktail and heavy hors d’oeuvres reception will be held immediately following the roundtable event in the Fitzsimmons Event Center.
Local Roundtable Sessions:
  • After the national presentation, the program will proceed to in-person local roundtable sessions among law students, attorneys, and federal district, magistrate and bankruptcy judges from West Virginia. 
CLE: This is an information event
Event Registration and Contact information:
Registration is required and invitations will be limited. The registration window will open on January 31, 2023, and close on March 24, 2023. Registration and attendance is limited to attorneys and law students and will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Available seats may fill up before the registration window closes on March 24, 2023, so please register early.
Applicants will be notified by email of their acceptance as an attendeeOnly applicants receiving a written email invitation may plan to attend the event.
Contact Monica Nassif Haddad at monicahaddad@comcast.net  for more specific information about the event, including registration questions.
MAY 19-21, 2023

Host: WV Judicial & Lawyer Assistance Program
CLE: Credits Pending
Location: Stonewall Resort - Roanoke, WV