June 28, 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.  

2nd Family Court Circuit Vacancy
The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill the family court vacancy on the 2nd Family Court Circuit serving Marshall, Wetzel, and Tyler Counties. Candidates must submit their completed applications and letters of recommendation or comment no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 13, 2022. 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 July 27, 2022.  
9th Family Court Circuit Vacancy
The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill the family court vacancy on the 9th Family Court Circuit serving Logan County. Candidates must submit their completed applications and letters of recommendation or comment no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 13, 2022. 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 July 27, 2022. 

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 
CLE
2020-2022 CLE Reporting Period Ends June 30th
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
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.
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, 2022 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.