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.
If you are interested in participating as an attorney with WV Free Legal Answers Click Here
To refer someone in need of legal assistance through West Virginia Free Legal Answers Click Here
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.
Legal Aid is Hosting Statewide Family Law Clinics
Legal Aid of West Virginia will host free Divorce and Custody/Custody Modification clinics in each of its 12 regional legal offices on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month in 2019, except December, which will only have clinics on the 13th. Divorce clinics will begin at 9 a.m.
Custody clinics will begin at 10 a.m.
Practicing West Virginia attorneys are encouraged to volunteer to teach one of the clinic sessions, with support from Legal Aid staff. Clinic volunteer opportunities are available in LAWV’s 12 regional offices: Beckley, Charleston, Clarksburg, Elkins, Huntington, Lewisburg, Logan, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Parkersburg, Princeton, and Wheeling. Office addresses, where the clinics will be held, can be found online at www.lawv.net.
Attorneys are also encouraged to refer the public to the clinics. Potential attendees who have questions or want more information should call 866-255-4370.
For more information about how to get involved, please contact David Frercks at 304-343-3013 ext. 2138.
About: The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia is sponsoring training this month for guardians ad litem in family court and child abuse/neglect cases. Completing this training will satisfy new requirements for both types of guardians ad litem.
For more information please contact:
Kandi Greter, CIP Education Coordinator
Kandi.Greter@courtswv.gov or 304-340-2755
January 31 – February 1, 2019
2019 Mid-Winter Convention and Seminar
Sponsor: West Virginia Association for Justice
Location: Embassy Suites – Charleston, WV
CLE: 15 CLE hours, including 3.0 in ethics and law office management
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.
More Information Coming Soon
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