The State Bar’s Legal Outreach Committee wishes to recognize the ABA Free Legal Answers 2018 Pro Bono Leaders. On January 24, 2019 the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, awarded Dawn White of Berkeley Springs, WV and Nigel Jeffries of Charleston, WV as ABA Free Legal Answers 2018 Pro Bono Leaders.
The Committee presents this annual recognition to individual attorneys, law firms, and law departments tha have provided extraordinary pro bono services through West Virginia Free Legal Answers. Both attorneys each individually answered more than 100 civil legal questions in the 2018 calendar year. Through their exceptional pro bono assistance they are helping ensure that the low income community is receiving the legal help they need.
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Member Art Display
The State Bar is pleased to announce the exhibition of the art work of State Bar Member Bill Gerwig at the State Bar Center. Mr. Gerwig’s oil on canvas display of 20 pieces will be available for viewing until the end of May 2019.
Nominations for Citizen Soldier, Young Lawyer and Mentor of the Year
Nominations for Citizen Soldier, Young Lawyer and Mentor of the Year must be received no later than 11:29 p.m. on February 11, 2019.
Citizen Soldier Nominations:
The 2019 Citizen Soldier Award will be presented at the 2019 State Bar Annual Meeting. To obtain information regarding the awards process click here.
Young Lawyer of the Year Nominations:
The 2019 Young Lawyer of the Year Award will be presented at the 2019 State Bar Annual Meeting. To obtain information regarding the awards process click here.
Mentor of the Year Nominations
The 2019 Mentor of the Year Award will be presented at the 2019 State Bar Annual Meeting. To obtain information regarding the awards process click here.
Call for Judges: 2019 National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court
The National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition, hosted March 7-9 by WVU Law, is seeking volunteer judges. Early round judges must be attorneys of good standing licensed to practice law in any state. Final round (March 9, afternoon) judges must be a federal or state appellate judge. Now in its ninth year, the National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition attracts exceptional law students from across the country. A record 29 teams are signed up to compete this year. To volunteer or for questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Judge 2019” in the subject line. For more information on the competition, click here.
To all WVJLAP Participants, Volunteers, Board Members, and Members of the bench and bar who support or are interested supporting the mission of JLAP: You are invited to join us at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, West Virginia for a weekend CLE conference, volunteer training, open board meeting and networking opportunity.
Location: The Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center
About: Cost is $130 and includes lunch. For more information contact Lyne@LyneRanson.com
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Join Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) on Friday at noon for a special Facebook LIVE Presentation on ways West Virginians can get assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any specific questions? Leave them on this post, and LAWV staff will do their best to answer them! COVID-19 has presented many challenges for West Virginians. Legal Aid of WV and Mountain State Justice are partnering to bring you information on programs to help you find the assistance you need-whether it be unemployment, healthcare, help with bills, or food. During this presentation, we will talk about issues like: • Rental help • Utility Help • Stimulus Checks • Mortgage Help • Health Care • Food Help • Child Tax Credit Expansion This will be recorded and posted on both the Legal Aid of WV and Mountain State Justice Facebook pages, so if you can’t make it to the LIVE event, check back to see the information anytime! ... See MoreSee Less