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 time of year we are especially thankful for our attorneys who have always given back to their communities. This month’s MoreThanALawyer Natalie Sal exemplifies the best in West Virginia attorneys with her generous giving of her time in both her legal practice and her private life. Read more about our Thanksgiving MoreThanALawyer below. ********************************************************************* Community service and engagement have always been a priority in Natalie Sal’s life. She and her Morgantown firm Sal Sellaro Culpepper Legal Group routinely provide pro bono legal services for clients of the Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center (RDVIC), WV Legal Aid, and WV Bar’s Legal Connect, and they have received multiple awards in recognition of their many years of pro bono service. Passionate about helping children and families, Natalie has served as a member of the West Virginia Court Improvement Oversight Board (charged with working state-wide to improve outcomes for children and families in the child welfare system) and frequently presents at continuing legal education conferences statewide on issues relating to child welfare.
Natalie’s philosophy – that the generous sharing of our time and talents is essential for our community to thrive – has been every bit as much a driving force in her private life. She is on the Board of Directors of Christian Help, a local nonprofit providing necessities and services to area residents, and is a consultant for The Pantry Plus More, another local nonprofit whose mission is to help provide food, clothing, and other necessities to school-aged children. Natalie spent over 18 years as a frequent volunteer for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, providing both extensive on-air volunteer assistance and off-air support for television and radio fund drives. She encourages others to become involved with the various community organizations and efforts addressing the challenges facing families in West Virginia, believing that, "Our collective wisdom is so much greater than that of any one of us alone."
As a mother of two amazing children (and volunteers-in-training), Natalie is an extremely active volunteer and fundraiser for Morgantown Learning Academy, her children’s nonprofit school, and serves on the affiliated Mountain Stewardship and Outdoor Leadership Advisory Board that oversees the unique Mountain SOL outdoor education program. With a deep love of science and an engineering background, Natalie and her husband also promote science engagement and education for children in the community. From her daily social media “Cool Science Fact” to coaching FIRST Lego Robotics to providing occasional hands-on science exhibitions at area schools and daycare programs, Natalie encourages adults and children alike to get involved and to “Play science!”
Thank you, Natalie, for your dedication to pro bono service and to these volunteer organizations and the families they serve. You make us proud! ****************************************************** 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. ... See MoreSee Less