January 3, 2023
The Administrative Office of The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has set the interest rate at 7.00% for judgments and decrees entered during the 2023 calendar year.
Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to
Rule 1.1 Membership of the West Virginia Rules of
Judicial Disciplinary Procedure
On December 19 , 2022, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia approved a 30-day period of public comment on proposed amendments to Rule 1.1 of the Rules of Judicial Disciplinary Procedure, Membership of the Judicial Investigation Commission. All comments must be filed in writing with the Clerk of the Court through File and Serve Express on or before January 18, 2023.

Executive Director Position
The West Virginia Bar Association, through its Executive Council, is seeking an Executive Director. 
Letters of interest with a curriculum vitae including professional references and availability are to be sent no later than January 31, 2023, to Sandra M. Chapman, President, WVBA, at smchapman@cclawpllc.com
CLE Spotlight
Reporting Tip

Always double check course information (course date, reporting period, number/type of credits etc.) before you attest and hit “submit” when reporting CLE. You are attesting to the fact that what you are submitting is truthful and accurate. You cannot edit course information once it is reported to your CLE transcript. If you do make a mistake, any required edits have to be requested in writing via an email to volka@wvbar.org.  
Kinship Navigator Program.
January 13, 2023 - Noon

Host: Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, Court Improvement Program
CLE: 1 credit 
Platform: WebEx
Learning objectives:
  1. To understand the different components of the social service system as it impacts relative and kinship providers
  2. To learn the difference between kinship and relative placement and the benefits and services available to each
  3. To learn the main barriers affecting kinship and relative caregivers

Questions: Please contact Kandi Greter, kandi.greter@courtswv.gov or 304-340-2755
Unpacking Hidden Prejudice and Understanding Privilege
February 8, 2023

Host: WV State Bar Minority Lawyers Committee
CLE: Credits Pending
Location: In-person at the State Bar Center, Large Lower Level Conference Room, Charleston and via video conference.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Speaker: Shante Ellis, Director of the YWCA Racial Equity and Inclusion Program.

Registration closes February 3, 2023

Facility Details:  Due to limited capacity for live attendance at the State Bar Center, registration is limited to the first 35 registrants.
Attendance via webinar is also limited to the first 500 registrants. There is an increased interest in attending webinars, therefore, you are encouraged to register early to secure a link to attend virtually. All attendees, whether in person or virtual, will receive an email confirming registration. If you do not receive a confirmation of registration, you will not be able to participate in the seminar on the day of presentation.  

Note to those attending in person: If you are unable to use the stairs from the first floor to the lower level, please drive down the driveway on the left-side of the Bar Center and enter the building at the bottom of the driveway. Handicap accessible restrooms are available. If you need other assistance, please contact the State Bar 304-553-7220, in advance of the meeting, so arrangements can be made with you.
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

Save the Date
West Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting
March 26-27, 2023
Hosts: WV State Bar
Location: The Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, WV
CLE: Pending

Registration coming soon | Click here for more information

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. 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. Reservations must be made by Saturday, February 25, 2023.