Position Open for Commissioner of WV Legislative Claims Commission
The West Virginia State Bar is seeking candidates for the position of Commissioner of the Legislature Claims Commission. The State Bar Board of Governors will nominate three (3) lawyers (the applicant should be affiliated with Democratic Party) and will submit these names to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate for appointment to the Claims Commission. The term is for six (6) years. A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience as a licensed attorney is required. A full description of qualifications can be found in W.Va. Code Section 14-2-4 and 14-2-10, and compensation is provided for in W.Va. Code Section 14-2-8. This position involves hearing and deciding claims filed against state agencies and the Crime Victims Fund. The main offices of the Claims Commission are at the State Capitol with travel to other parts of the state for hearings. Some administrative law, mediation, or other judicial experience would be beneficial.
If you qualify for appointment, and would like to be considered for nomination, please send your resume, with any supporting information and/or letters of reference, to Anita R. Casey, Executive Director, The West Virginia State Bar, 2000 Deitrick Blvd., Charleston, WV 25311 or email@example.com. Nominations must be received by midnight, December 31, 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.
Volunteers needed for North Carolina Hurricane Relief
Lawyers across America are eligible for a pro bono opportunity made possible by a recent order of the North Carolina Supreme Court. The order permits out-of-state lawyers to temporarily provide pro bono legal services to low- to moderate-income North Carolina residents affected by Hurricane Florence.
CLE: 2.4 total credits, including 1.2 ethics credits
ABOUT: West Virginia Women Attorneys invite you to attend a FREE WV Supreme Court Candidate Forum on October 25, 2018, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM (DOORS AT 5:30) at the LaBelle Theater in Charleston. Register and submit potential questions for the candidates at www.wvwomenattorneys.org/events.
October 28-30, 2018
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 & Day of Service
Host: The West Virginia State Bar Veterans & Military Affairs Committee
CLE: 3 credit hours
NOTE: To obtain credit for the seminar those attending will be expected to remain for a 60 minute walk in legal clinic.
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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