June 21, 2022
News
SUPREME COURT OF APPEALS AND
INTERMEDIATE COURT OF APPEALS
ELECTRONIC FILING
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2022, File & ServeXpress will be the eFiling and eService provider for all filings into the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and the new Intermediate Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Electronic filing will be mandatory for filing in the Supreme Court of Appeals and Intermediate Court of Appeals for all attorney filers.

All eFilers are encouraged to attend an eFiling training session prior to the July 1st launch date. Please register for an upcoming training webinar with one of File & ServeXpress’s eFiling experts, click here to register and view the webinar schedule.
 
You can also visit File & ServeXpress’s West Virginia Resources Page, which has information about how to register and file with File & ServeXpress.
 
On July 1, 2022, the judicial system in West Virginia will have an Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA). On June 15, 2022, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia entered an order amending the procedural rules.

If you have any questions, please direct them to 888-529-7587, and email is support@fileandserve.com 

Wood County Going Live in the WV CourtPLUS/E-File System
 
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia is pleased to announce that Wood County will become the next Active County in the WV E-File / CourtPLUS system on June 21, 2022. Electronic filing in an Active County is mandatory per Trial Court Rule 15A. Attorneys and staff are invited to view the recorded training seminar via the link below. Attorneys will be granted 1 CLE credit, including 1.0 Ethics/Office Management credit upon completion of the online course. Please Note: Training sessions completed via the recorded seminar are Online/Audio Visual (Pre-Recorded) CLE credit only. This training session is not eligible for Live Attendance CLE credit.

The Online/Audio Visual (Pre-Recorded) WV E-File training session can be found by clicking here.
Legal Aid of West Virginia Needs Your Input 
Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) is embarking on an effort to redesign our pro bono program to better meet the needs of low-income West Virginians. To this end, we are seeking input from ALL West Virginian attorneys (even if you currently do not engage in pro bono). We ask that you take this 15-minute survey by Saturday, June 25, 2022. Thank you in advance, as your feedback is invaluable to this process!
Minority Lawyers Committee
The Minority Lawyers Committee is eager to welcome new members! You do not need to consider yourself a racial or ethnic minority to join the committee. However, you do need to have an interest in issues that affect minority lawyers. To join, please email Michelle Storage at michelle.storage@wvsto.com. The next Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 28 at noon. 
CLE
THE JUNE 30, 2022 CLE DEADLINE IS APPROACHING! 
Here is What You Need to Know
 
The reporting period for 2020-2022 ends on June 30, 2022. There will be NO extensions of the CLE reporting period. Under the current suspension process, all CLE credits must be completed AND reported on your CLE transcript by July 31, 2022 to avoid penalty. The late fee for reporting CLE credits has been increased to $200. There is an additional $200 reinstatement fee if you are suspended for CLE non-compliance. The suspension process will begin promptly after all required notices are sent to non-compliant attorneys. All CLE credits for this 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
June 23, 2022
Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday June 21, 2022
Hot Topics for Government Lawyers

Host: West Virginia State Bar Government Lawyers Committee
CLE: 6.2 credits, including 2 in ethics
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Location: WV House of Delegates Chambers, State Capitol Complex, Charleston
Cost: $50

June 28, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Launch of the West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals-
Nuts & Bolts
(Live In-Person and Webinar)
 
Host: The WV State Bar Appellate Committee
CLE:  3 credits, including 1 ethics credit (law office management)
Location: In-person at the State Bar Center, Large Lower Level Conference Room, Charleston and
via video conference.
Cost: Free
Speakers: 
  • Chief Justice John Hutchison
  • Clerk of Court Edythe Nash Gaiser
  • A representative for File and Serve Xpress




Facility Details:  Due to limited capacity for live attendance at the State Bar Center, live registration is limited to the first 35 fully vaccinated registrants. Attendance via webinar is also limited to the first 500 registrants. There is an increased interest in attending webinars as the end of the 2020-22 reporting period approaches; 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.
July 20, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Lunch & Learn for Summer Law Clerks
After Law School: How to obtain and maintain your law license
(Live In-Person and Webinar)
 
Host: The State Bar, Board of Law Examiners, ODC and WVJLAP
CLE:  This is not a CLE Program. It is an informational presentation for law clerks.
Location: In-person at the State Bar Center, Large Lower Level Conference Room, Charleston and via video conference.
Cost: Free
Speakers:  
  • Carol Smith – Board of Law Examiners (WVBLE)
  • Mary Jane Pickens – State Bar (WVSB)
  • Rachael Cipoletti – Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC)
  • Robert Albury – Judicial & Lawyer Assistance Program (WVJLAP)


 
A light lunch will be provided for those who register in advance to attend the in-person program.
 
Facility Details:  Due to limited capacity for live attendance at the State Bar Center, live registration is limited to the first 35 fully vaccinated registrants. Attendance via webinar is also limited to the first 500 registrants. There is an increased interest in attending webinars as the end of the 2020-22 reporting period approaches; 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.
Save the Date - July 27, 2022
The West Virginia State Bar
ADVANCED MEDIATION TRAINING

Host: State Bar ADR Committee
CLE: 6.2 credits including 2 in ethics
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Location: Stonewall Resort,
Cost: $125

A block of hotel rooms are reserved for Tuesday, July 26, 2019 at Stonewall Resort. The discounted room rate is $155.00.  Click Here to make your room reservation at the discounted rate. The cut off date, for making hotel arrangements, is June 26, 2022.


REGISTRATION COMING SOON