WVU LAW Class of 2013 Employment Status Needed

Are you a 2013 graduate of the WVU College of Law, or do you have a 2013 grad working for you?  If so, the WVU LAW Career Services Center needs to know the graduate’s employment status as part of the REQUIRED data to be submitted to the ABA.  This information is crucial to issues such as the law school’s continuing accreditation, national rankings, and even future applicants interested in the school’s employment rates.  The necessary form can be found at http://law.wvu.edu/career-services/alumni-assistance.  A FORM IS NEEDED FOR EVERY MEMBER OF THE 2013 CLASS!  If you are a 2013 grad and have not completed this form, please do so as soon as possible.  If you have such a graduate working for you, please ask them if they have completed their form, and encourage them to do so if they have not.  In this day of “law school transparency”, it is vital we maintain accurate and up-to-date information on our recent graduates.  If you have any questions, please contact Amber Brugnoli, Assistant Dean for Career Services, at amber.brugnoli@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-6792.

Request for Public Comment

Request for public comment on the Proposed Amendments to the Rules of Procedure for Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings, the Guidelines for Children’s Guardians Ad Litem in Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings, and the required form Guardian Ad Litem Report.

By order entered October 15, 2013, the Court approved a period of public comment on proposed amendments to the Rules of Procedure for Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings, the Guidelines for Children’s Guardians Ad Litem in Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings, and a required form Guardian Ad Litem Report. Comments may be filed, in writing, with the Clerk of Court, on or before January 13, 2014.

Click here for a link to the proposed changes

Establishment of Unified Electronic Filing System

Request for Comments on Proposed Amendments to the West Virginia Trial Court Rules, Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules of Criminal Procedure –

On October 29, 2013, Matt Arrowood, Director of Circuit Clerk Services, presented proposed amendments to the West Virginia Trial Court Rules, West Virginia Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rules of Criminal Procedure, all to establish the Unified Electronic Filing System.
The Court did provisionally approve said amendments, as well as a period of public comment on the proposed amendments. Additions are indicated by underlining. Comments may be filed in writing with the Clerk of this Court on or before

December 30, 2013.

 Click here for the Proposed Amendments

Lawyer Referral Service Updates

Recently the State Bar Lawyer Referral Service Committee passed a motion to change and add additional practice areas to the referral service.

Click here to update your practice areas and contact information for wvlawyerreferral.org.

We are also asking that you complete a short survey to keep the committee informed and hear feedback on how to provide a better service to our members.

Click here to complete the LRS survey.