September 21, 2021
WV CourtPLUS/E-File System Training

The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia is pleased to announce that Ohio County will be the next county to join the WV E-File/CourtPLUS system, on October 4, 2021. Attorneys and staff are invited to join one of the training seminars listed below. Attorneys will be granted 1.0 Ethics/Office Management CLE hours upon completion of the online course. Please Note: Training sessions are online webinars only.
Click Here to register for Tuesday, September 21, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Click Here to register for Wednesday, September 22, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
For more information and documentation on WV E-File/CourtPLUS go to: 
 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
Pro Se Law Clerk
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia is seeking qualified applicants for a part-time Pro Se Law Clerk. The position will be based at one of the four points of holding court in Clarksburg, Elkins, Martinsburg, or Wheeling. Salary dependent upon qualificationsApplication deadline September 27, 2021. For full posting, required qualifications and how to apply, please visit NDWV Pro Se Law Clerk Vacancy.

In accordance with WV Code §51-11-3(b), the West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals is established and must be operable on or before July 1, 2022.

This notice is issued pursuant to WV Code §51-11-6(b)(1)(A) to provide instructions on applying for appointment by the Governor to the Intermediate Court of Appeals.

The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission will receive applications immediately for the vacancies on the Intermediate Court of Appeals. The application deadline is October 11, 2021.  

The State Bar is monitoring, on a daily basis, National, State and local health and safety updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bar wants to keep all members, staff, visitors, and others safe.  Participants at upcoming Bar events, including but not limited to the Board of Governors’ meeting and Regional meetings, may be asked to wear masks, social distance, and comply with any State or local health department mandates/protocols. As events draw near, the Bar will advise you, via the Bar Blast, of any mandates/protocols on scheduled gatherings.  
Forensic Psychology/Psychiatry Issues
In Civil and Criminal Law
September 22, 2021 (9:00 a.m to Noon)

Location:  In-person or live Webinar
Cost: Free
Host: State Bar
Speakers: David A, Clayman, Ph.D., Steven G. Cody, Ph.D., and Nathaniel Stephenson, Psy.D.
CLE: 3 credits

 Two-part CLE series on Transgender Kids
The Court Improvement Program
Division of Children and Juvenile Services
Part I: Closed
Part II: The Unique Needs of Transgender Kids in Care will be held on September 28, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM and topics will include Family Conflict, Truancy, Placement Decisions, and Meeting the Mental Health and Physical Health Needs of Transgender Kids.
Location: WebEx - Webinar
CLE: 1 credit per session
Speaker: Dr. Molly Fechter-Leggett, WVU Medicine.
Cost: None
CLE Announcements
Temporary Waiver of Online and In-house
Continuing Legal Education Credit Limit

Due to ongoing concerns associated with the COVID-19 virus, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has granted a request from the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a temporary waiver of current CLE rules and regulations which limit the CLE credits for online and in-house credits to 12 credits, or half of the mandatory continuing legal education requirements FOR THE 2020-2022 reporting period.

Extension of the Bridge the Gap Requirement
Attorneys admitted to the WV State Bar between July 1, 2018 and December 31, 2020 have been granted a one-year extension of time to complete the mandatory Bridge-the-Gap Program.
The extension was based on a determination by the Court that attorneys within that time frame were adversely affected by the cancellation of the Bridge-the-Gap program scheduled in April 2020 due to COVID.