The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of WV is seeking qualified applicants with expertise as a high level executive to serve as the Clerk of Court, the administrator of a complex, diverse, and innovative organization. This position, working under the Chief U.S. District Judge, has overall management authority and responsibility for the administrative activities of the Clerk’s Office and oversees the performance of the statutory duties of the office. The position requires an individual who possesses the experience, management skills, and technical expertise necessary to anticipate and resolve complex administrative, operational, budgetary, and information technology challenges quickly and efficiently. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills are required, along with a proven record of leadership and accomplishment. A vacancy announcement detailing the representative duties, qualifications, application process, and benefits may be viewed by visiting our website at www.wvsd.uscourts.gov. Priority consideration is given to those who apply by 5:00pm (EST) May 31, 2017.
The U.S. District Court is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the work place.
Did you work in a WVU Law clinic?
In April, WVU Law is planning an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its Clinical Law Program. The college is updating its records and wants to be sure to include as many clinic alumni as possible in the celebration. If you worked in a clinic as a WVU Law student, please email Katherine Slavic(firstname.lastname@example.org) your clinic and the year. Please put CLINIC in your subject line and stay tuned for more details!
Revisions to Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 6 of the Rules of Judicial Disciplinary Procedure, and the Rules of the Lawyer and Judicial Assistance Program
On April 10, 2017, the Court approved a thirty-day comment period for revisions to Rule 8.3 of the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 6 of the Rules of Judicial Disciplinary Procedure, and the Rules of the Lawyer and Judicial Assistance Program. Comments must be filed in the Clerk’s Office on or before May 11, 2017. Click Here for the Order
Revision to Rule 7 of the Administrative Rules for Magistrate Court
On April 10, 2017, the Court approved a thirty-day comment period for a revision to Rule 7 of the Administrative Rules for Magistrate Court, in light of West Virginia Code § 17B-7-1 et seq., which creates a “Second Chance Driver’s License Program” that allows certain individuals to satisfy their obligations to pay court costs and fees by making a partial payment. Comments must be filed in the Clerk’s Office on or before May 11, 2017.
Host: United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
Location: Martinsburg, WV
About: Attorneys and/or staff may attend one class. Attorneys completing the 2 1/2 hour class will earn 3 CLE credits for office management. There is no charge for the classes. Reservations are required, as there is a limit of 12 students per class.
Friday, May 5th, is the last day to make a reservation. Interested parties please contact: Connie Diamond via email –
May 18, 2017
Finance and Estate Planning Seminar
Host: WV Bankers Association, WV Society of CPAs, The WV State Bar Probate Law Committee
October 3 – University of Charleston – Charleston
October 4 – Guyan Country Club – Huntington
October 5 – The Blennerhassett – Parkersburg
October 10 – Tamarack – Beckley
October 11 – McFarland House – Martinsburg
October 12 – South Branch Inn – Moorefield
October 13 – Giovanni’s – Chapmanville
October 25 – Lakeview Resort – Morgantown
October 24 – Oliverio’s Restorante – Bridgeport
October 26 – Oglebay Resort – Wheeling
This month’s MoreThanALawyer story comes from Williamson-based attorney Jim Pajarillo whose love of music is transforming his community with @The Art Brigade: #LoveWilliamson. Jim was nominated by Attorney Teresa Charolette McCune
************************ Like many in our profession, Jim Pajarillo has a love of the arts and particularly, live music. After living in California for 17 years, Jim returned to his roots to practice law in his hometown of Williamson, WV. He brought with him his passion for the arts and soon helped create The Art Brigade, promoting, supporting, and celebrating the arts in the Tug Valley Region. Through the Art Brigade and Jim’s efforts, Williamson has seen Pop Up Art Galleries, monthly jazz nights, a shadow cast performance of Rocky Horror Picture Show, murder mystery dinners and monthly Open Mic Nights at Starters Sports Bar in downtown Williamson. Jim was also instrumental in forming WillCon, Williamson’s annual Pop Culture Convention with more than 3,000 in attendance last year. Jim is a board member of the Tug Valley Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, promoting seasonal festivals, Dirt Days, SpookFest, the Love Williamson Celebration and the upcoming Williamson Pepperoni Roll Festival. Jim’s work in the arts has resulted in his becoming a West Virginia Cohort for the AIR Institute of Berea College and the recipient of the “Star Change Maker” award from the organization Create Your State. The picture below is from Classical Pianist Miki Sawada’s tour stop in Williamson where more than 100 folks came to listen to his music.
It’s fair to say that Jim’s return to his hometown has resulted in a much livelier music and art scene for the area. Thanks, Jim, for being more than a Lawyer!
****************************** What is our MoreThanALawyer campaign all about? It highlights all the ways West Virginia’s attorneys impact lives within and outside of their profession. West Virginia's lawyers are service members, volunteers, mentors, coaches, musicians and committed advocates. In all of these roles, they make a difference in their community. Each month we share a MoreThanALawyer story on West Virginia State Bar’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Monica Nassif Haddad ... See MoreSee Less
Fastcase Marketing has issued the following COVID-19 response. Fastcase has worked to gather free legal resources from many of its peer organizations and peer publishers to gather relevant resources that could be helpful during these times. These will all be available at www.Fastcase.com/covid19 . The marketing that is being supplied for this period will be modified from its traditional one or two month period and will be available for 2 weeks. Fastcase is planning to distribute additional content on April 6th that will run for the following 2 weeks. Because this situation is extremely fluid Fastcase want to be sure to share the most relevant and helpful information. Within the content page are links to several pages that have come across the Fastcase inbox over the last few days including the California Lawyers Association, The Florida Bar and The State Bar of Texas. ... See MoreSee Less