13th Judicial Circuit Vacancy

The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill the judicial vacancy on the 13th Judicial Circuit serving Kanawha County. Candidates must submit their completed applications by no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 12, 2014.  The deadline for submittal of letters of recommendation or comment is September 19, 2014.  Applications and instructions are available at www.governor.wv.gov.  To contact the Commission regarding the application process, please call Janet Shelton at 304-558-2000.  Interviews will be held on September 26, 2014.


The West Virginia State Bar, in conjunction with the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, is pleased to offer a new service to our members.  In addition to receiving emails advising of situations, disseminated by the Supreme Court, which may impact your practice (these notifications include courthouse closings or similar events in your county and contiguous counties), you may now register to receive these notifications on your mobile phone via text message (SMS).  Standard text messaging rates would apply, should you choose to avail yourself of this service.  To do so log in towww.mywvbar.org and update the notification section of your member profile.

Please note: only members who register for this service will be notified via text message.

West Virginia Online Legal Help-New Pro Bono Opportunity

The West Virginia State Bar is excited to announce a new opportunity for attorneys to provide pro bono assistance to the public anytime, from anywhere.  West Virginia Online Legal Help(www.wvonlinelegalhelp.org)is a new website where low-income West Virginians can post questions about their civil legal needs.  The questions are answered by volunteer attorneys, who provide basic information and legal advice for free.

We need West Virginia attorneys to sign up to volunteer.  The benefits of volunteering include:

  • No expectation of long-term representation.
  • Professional liability insurance provided.
  • Attorney’s name is anonymous to user.

Please go to www.wvonlinelegalhelp.org and click on “Lawyers Sign Up” to register to volunteer.  We hope to open the website to questions from the public in September 2014.

Click here for more information.