The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill the judicial vacancy on the 1st Judicial Circuit Court serving Ohio, Brooke and Hancock Counties. The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is also currently receiving applications to fill the judicial vacancy on the 12th Judicial Circuit Court serving Fayette County. Candidates must submit their completed applications by no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 9, 2018. The deadline for submittal of letters of recommendation or comment is October 16, 2018. Applications and instructions are available at www.governor.wv.gov. For more information about the application process, please call Ashley Summitt at 304-558-2000. Interviews will be held in Charleston on October 23 and 24, 2018.
Toys For Tots
The West Virginia State Bar’s Veteran and Military Affairs Committee is participating in the Marine Corp Reserve’s Toys for Tots program this year. Most activities will take place in late October to mid November. If you are interested in volunteering to help by hosting a drop box, collecting and/or sorting toys at the Reserve Center, please contact Committee Co-chairperson Lew Brewer at firstname.lastname@example.org or Anita Casey at email@example.com.
Criminal Justice Act Panel Applications
The United States District Court for Southern District of West Virginia is currently accepting applications for appointment to the Criminal Justice Act Panel. Members in good standing of the federal bar of the Southern District who have relevant criminal defense experience and a desire to provide quality representation to indigent defendants in a variety of criminal matters are encouraged to review the current CJA Plan and access a PDF-fillable application from the Court’s website at www.wvsd.uscourts.gov .Both documents are located under the CJA tab or you may click here for the application.
Applications are due by October 19, 2018 and can be submitted via email to Angie Volk, CJA Supervising Attorney for the Southern District, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms. Volk is also available to answer any questions regarding the application process via email or by calling 304-347-3191.
Task Force on the Future of the Law
The State Bar’s Task Force on the Future of the Law (FOL) Technology Subcommittee is examining changes in the practice of law springing from technology. What is coming to challenge and disrupt our practices? What is welcome? How will we respond and adapt? Working groups on (1) limited scope representation (e.g., unbundling, coaching, ghost writing) and (2) law practice security are soliciting additional members. The subcommittee’s monthly telephonic meetings are riveting. If you are interested, please contact Jill McIntyre (email@example.com).
ABA Issues Ethics Opinion on Attorney
Readiness in Times of Disaster
The ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility has issued Formal Opinion 482, Lawyers Obligations Related to Disasters.
69th Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Tax Institute
Host: The West Virginia Tax Institute
Location: Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place -Morgantown, WV
CLE: 16.4 credit hours including 1.0 of ethics
Further information, including registration information, can be found at www.wvtaxinstitute.com or by calling Ilena Thomas at 304-624-6555.
November 13, 2018 – 10AM-1PM
FREE AND LIVE SEMINAR
Veterans & Military Affairs Annual CLE
Host: The West Virginia State Bar Veterans & Military Affairs Committee
Location: Huntington V.A. Medical Center – Huntington, WV
CLE: 3 credit hours
Registration & Agenda Coming Soon
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