The West Virginia State Bar is accepting applications for a vacancy which will occur on the Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission in April of 2019. Applicants must have an active West Virginia State Bar license and be a citizen of West Virginia. Applications must state the applicant’s political party affiliation and identify the congressional district in which the applicant resides. Applications must be RECEIVED by noon on Thursday, March 28. Applications may be sent to Anita R. Casey, 2000 Deitrick Boulevard, Charleston, West Virginia 25311 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Brian Abraham at 304-558-2000 or email@example.com or Debra Scudiere at 304-225-0970 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To view a copy of WV Code § 3-10-3a, click here.
LAWS – Legal Advancement for
West Virginia Students
The Supreme Court invites attorneys to contact their local high schools and middle schools and offer to help students learn about the appellate court system and prepare for LAWS, which is available statewide for the first time this year. LAWS – Legal Advancement for West Virginia Students – is a civic education program in which the Supreme Court holds an argument docket at a county courthouse about once a year and invites students from that area to attend. The LAWS docket this year will be April 9 at the Morgan County Courthouse in Berkeley Springs. As always, the arguments will be webcast live. This year for the first time, the webcast will be recorded and kept on the West Virginia Judiciary YouTube Channel so that students anywhere can watch during their normal class times. The cases and documents filed in the cases also are available on the West Virginia Judiciary website.
Questions should be directed to Jennifer Bundy at 304-340-2305 or email@example.com
Sponsorships for the Annual Meeting are due by March 27, 2019
Location: The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center, Clarksburg, WV
CLE: 1.0 credit, including 0.60 ethics
Speakers: Chief Justice Elizabeth D. Walker, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, and Honorable Thomas S. Kleeh, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia
Please join us at a networking reception with judges and lawyers from around the state and a program featuring newly-appointed and elected judges. Additional confirmed guests include WV Supreme Court Justice John A. Hutchison, Judge Michael J. Olejasz, and Judge Steven L. Shaffer. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Tessa White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 28, 2019
Family Law Issues – FREE & LIVE SEMINAR
Sponsor: The West Virginia State Bar
Location: The State Bar Center – Charleston, WV and via video conference.
CLE: 3 CLE general credits
Speakers: Lisa Tackett, Lori Paletta-Davis and Major C. Scott Applegate
Speakers: Judge Adrienne Nelson, Terry Harrell, Chief Justice Elizabeth Walker, Bruce Hennes, Brian Moore & Katherine Capito and Judge Joanna Tabit.
About: The West Virginia State Bar’s Annual Meeting is the ideal venue to reconnect with lawyers and friends – and to build new relationships – all while enjoying Charleston, West Virginia. Take advantage of excellent Embassy Suites accommodation rates offered only to our members.*
April 12-14, 2019 – Make your reservation before March 10, 2019 to get the all inclusive room rate, with all meals and registration included!
1st Annual WVJLAP Conference and Retreat
Location: Stonewall Resort – Roanoke, WV
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.
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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