The Court has proposed amendments to the Rules of Lawyer Disciplinary Procedure to increase membership of the Lawyer Disciplinary Board. The comment period will end on October 7, 2013, please send all comments to WV Supreme Court of Appeals Clerk’s Office.
The Court has published Proposed amendments to the Rules for Admission to Practice Law to Require Board Member Residency. The comment period will end on October 7, 2013, please send all comments to the WV Supreme Court Clerks Office.
The West Virginia Public Defender services has published new guidelines for determining the eligibility of individuals for the representation that is made available under the provisions of Article 21 of Chapter 29 of the West Virginia Code. The guidelines shall take effect on October 1, 2013.
The Office of the West Virginia Attorney General is encouraging qualified law firms and attorneys to submit proposals for several Requests for Proposal that are currently pending on the Attorney General’s website. Specifically, the Office is seeking outside counsel legal services to represent the State in the following matters:
The West Virginia Tax Institute, sponsored by The West Virginia Bar Association, The West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accounts, The College of Law, the College of Business and Economics and West Virginia University, will present the 64th Annual Meeting beginning Sunday evening, October 20, 2013 and continuing through 12:30 pm on Tuesday afternoon, October 22, 2013 at The Resort at Glade Springs, Daniels, West Virginia. Sunday evening will kick off the seminar with the recent Federal Tax Updates. Monday will include topics on Tax Planning, Ohio Assets Protection Trust, Forensic Accounting, The Affordable Care Act, Creative Ideas for Entrepreneurial Clients, Cloud Computing, Establishing an Ethical Culture and Ethics for Estate Planners. Tuesday’s program will be dominated by the West Virginia State Tax Department, but will also include a topic on Economic Development and Jobs Creation in West Virginia. This seminar qualifies for 16.2 hours of CLE and CPE, including 3 hours of ethics. Further information, including registration information, can be found at www.wvtaxinstitute.com or by calling Ilena Thomas at 304-624-6555.