May 31, 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.
 
If you have any questions, please direct them to 888-529-7587, and email is support@fileandserve.com 

"Tuesday Legal Connect" Needs Your Help
The State Bar is in need of volunteer attorneys for all evenings during the month of June to field legal questions from the public as part of the "Tuesday Legal Connect" program. Volunteers from anywhere in the state can take calls remotely from their home, office, etc. All you need is a telephone and a computer/laptop/tablet. Volunteers are eligible to receive 1 pro-bono CLE credit for each two-hour shift completed. If you would be interested in helping in June, please email Carmen Howell at chowell@lawv.net as soon as possible. 

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.
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 2 - 3, 2022
West Virginia Association for Justice
64th Annual Convention & Seminar
Host: West Virginia Association for Justice
CLE: 14.90 credits, including 2.4 in ethics and law office management (pending)
Time: See Convention Program
Location: Embassy Suites, Charleston, WV

Questions? E-Mail Debra Lee.
June 16-17, 2022
Public Defender Services
2022 Indigent Defense Annual Conference
Host: Public Defender Services
CLE: 10.8 credits, including 1 in ethics
Time: See Convention Program
Location: Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, 2 Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV
Cost: $300 for lawyers, $150 for non-lawyers, $75 for interns

Registration ends June 2, 2022

Questions - Contact Pamela Clark at Pam.R.Clark@wv.gov
Save the Date - June 23, 2022
Hot Topics for Government Lawyers

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

REGISTRATION AND MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON
Save the Date - July 27, 2022
The West Virginia State Bar
ADVANCED MEDIATION TRAINING

Host: State Bar ADR Committee
CLE: Pending
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 AND MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON