July 26, 2022
News
Provisional Approval and Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to the Rules of Appellate Procedure
On June 28 , 2022, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia approved a 30-day period of public comment on a proposed amendment to Rule 24 of the Rules of Appellate Procedure (Filing fees; costs) that has been provisionally approved.  All comments must be filed in writing with the Clerk of the Court no later than July 29, 2022. The Supreme Court of Appeals has provisionally approved this amendment, but seeks comments. 

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.  

WV SECRETARY OF STATE'S BUSINESS & LICENSING DIVISION'S
OFFICES HAS MOVED

The offices of the WV Secretary of State's Business & Licensing Division, including Services of Process, has moved to 13 Kanawha Blvd., West, Suite 201, Charleston, WV 25302. The new location will have free parking. The telephone number did not change.

Service of Process filings will no longer be accepted at the State Capitol.
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
If you are not yet in compliance, here is
What You Need to Know
 
Under the current suspension process:
 
  • All CLE credits must be completed AND reported on your CLE transcript by July 31, 2022 to avoid the delinquency fee penalty. 
  • The delinquency fee for reporting CLE credits after July 31 has been increased to $200 and begins on August 1, 2022.  You will have to pay this fee before any further CLE credit can be reported.
  • Even if you completed a course on or before July 31 it is your responsibility to report it on your CLE transcript before July 31st. If you report it after July 31st you will have to pay the $200 delinquency fee in order to report it. 
  • There is an additional $200 reinstatement fee if you are suspended for CLE non-compliance. 
  • You have until October 1 to establish your compliance with the CLE requirements.
  • The suspension process will begin promptly after October 1 when all required registered mail notices are sent to the remaining non-compliant attorneys. 
  • All CLE credits for the 2020-2022 reporting period may be completed by an on-line means if necessary. 
 
If you have question regarding your CLE credits, email your specific question to Angie Volk at volka@wvbar.org.

Please CLICK HERE for additional information regarding FREE online CLE opportunities, confirmation of pending CLE credits and CLE requirements.

Events
Save the Date
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. Morgantown registration will open August 8. Registration will open for all other meetings approximately one month before each meeting.

  • 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

More information and coming soon.