GENERAL COUNSEL SUPREME COURT OF APPEALS OF WEST VIRGINIA
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia is accepting resumes for the position of General Counsel. Responsibilities include providing advice, counsel and assistance to the Court and its Administrative Director. Minimum qualifications include at least 10 years of experience as a licensed attorney and a current license to practice law in the State of West Virginia. Familiarity with Court rules and procedures and administrative law is strongly preferred. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Submit resume and cover letter detailing qualifications, employment history and references to Gary L. Johnson, Interim Administrative Director, State Capitol Complex, Room E-100, Charleston, West Virginia 25305 or by email to email@example.com. Resumes accepted until position is filled. Preference given to resumes received on or before February 15, 2017.
The Supreme Court of Appeals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Legal Aid Wants Your Ideas: Brief Survey
What kinds of cases and problems do you feel Legal Aid of West Virginia should be handling? We are developing a new Strategic Plan to guide our work over the next several years. We are asking lawyers and judges to complete a short (just 5 questions!) online survey. Click the link below to start the survey. It should not take more than 5 minutes to finish.
Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bruce Perrone at Legal Aid of West Virginia, 304-343-4481 ext. 2127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Version of Fastcase Available
The West Virginia State Bar is proud to announce that Fastcase 7 is now available to all members. New features include searching across all source types, improved Forecite, bottomless search results, and more. Members still have access to the “classical” version of Fastcase. Go to http://bit.ly/2d0eAC7
Veterans Legal Assistance – Lawyer Referral Service
The Veterans and Military Affairs Committee is looking for practitioners who are interested in being included in the Bar’s online Lawyer Referral Service on matters included under the general topic of “Veterans’ Legal Assistance.” If you would like to be included, please click here to register. If you have questions, or would like more information, please contact Committee Co-Chairperson Lew Brewer at (321) 543-3936 or Rbtr8or@outlook.com.
Pro Bono Assistance Needed
The West Virginia State Bar needs more volunteers to sign up to provide pro bono basic legal advice on West Virginia Online Legal Help (WVOLH). WVOLH is a website where low-income West Virginians can post questions about their civil legal needs. Volunteer attorneys answer those questions by providing basic information, legal advice and referrals for free. Please go to www.wvonlinelegalhelp.org and click on “Lawyers Sign Up” to sign up to volunteer. We have almost 30 unanswered questions on the website and could use your help.
Parkersburg is hosting TLC each Tuesday
in March 2017
Tuesday Legal Connect (TLC) takes place every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We need 3 pro bono attorneys on each Tuesday in March to take phone calls from the general public about basic legal issues and give out general legal information (not advice or representation) for which you get pro bono hours. We provide dinner and brief training on how the program runs, and what to expect thirty minutes prior to phones starting to ring at 6:00 so you will be prepared.
Please come to 327 Ninth Street, Parkersburg, WV where Legal Aid of West Virginia is hosting Tuesday Legal Connect. Please Call (304-485-7522 x 2914) or email (email@example.com) to sign up.
Legal Research in the 21st Century – Christina Steinbrecker Jack, Fastcase
Reflecting on Environmental Enforcement: The Advent of Mega Cases – John Cruden, Former Assistant Attorney General US Environment and Natural Resources Division
An update from the ABA – Linda Klein, President of the American Bar Association
Criminal Law – Professor Douglas Berman, Professor – Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University
An Introduction to the New Era of Lawyer Assistance Program – Robert Albury, Jr, Director WV Lawyer Assistance Program
A Panel Discussion of Practicing Law in WV from the perspective of Women Attorneys – Judge Stephanie Thacker, United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; Justice Elizabeth Walker, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia; Cheryle Hall, West Virginia Court of Claims; Dina M. Mohler, Office of General Counsel, Charleston Area Medical Center
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