Effective September 7, 2017, the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office will provide expedited services through a separate fee for business filings filed at any of the Secretary of State’s business locations, as permitted through the passage of Senate Bill 547, West Virginia Code section 59-1-2(k). For more information, click here to visit the Secretary of State’s website.
The Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of West Virginia, at Charleston, is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Federal Public Defender. The Federal Public Defender operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, U.S.C. § 3006A, to provide defense services to indigent persons in federal criminal cases and related matters in the federal courts. Click here for more information
The State Bar Center will be sponsoring an opening reception to showcase the work of Charleston Catholic High School seniors at the State Bar Center on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. The showcase is part of a continuing collaborative partnership between the State Bar and local high schools & colleges. Click here for more information
Southern District Chief Judge
On September 5, 2017, United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston succeeded Judge Robert C. Chambers as the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. Chief Judge Johnston will serve a term of seven years as chief judge.
Criminal Justice Act Panel Seeking Applicants
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 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. The application is located under the subsection “CJA Panel”. Applications are due by October 20, 2017
and can be submitted via regular mail or emailed to Angie Volk, CJA Supervising Attorney for the Southern District, 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.
Adoption of Amendment to Rule 9.0 of the Rules for Admission to the Practice of Law in West Virginia
At a Regular Term of the Supreme Court of Appeals, continued and held at Charleston, Kanawha County, on September 20, 2017, the following order was made and entered:
If you have any questions, contact Candy Fahey at email@example.com or 304-242-2300. Or contact Rober J. Krall@hmhy.com or 304-242-2300
October 29-31, 2017
68th Annual Meeting of The WV Tax Institue
16.2 Hours of CLE and CPE credit, including 2-hours of ethics
Hosts: The West Virginia Tax Institute, The West Virginia State Bar’s State and Federal Taxation Committee, The West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the West Virginia University College of Law and College of Business and Economics
Location: Embassy Suites, Charleston, WV
Further information, including registration information, can be found at www.wvtaxinstitute.com or by calling Ilena Thomas at 304-624-6555.
Save the Date: November 9, 2017
3-Hours General Credit
Host: WV State Bar Veterans and Military Affairs Committee
Location: Huntington Veterans Administration facility and broadcast statewide via video conference
Speakers and Topics:
Matthew Kelly and Stephen Butera presenting “An overview of Department of Veterans Affairs and Associated Veterans Benefits” and “An Introduction to Veterans Benefits.”
Maj. Scott Applegate presenting “Howell Not to Muddle Up a Military Divorce.”
Save the Date: January 24, 2018
3-Hours credit-Law office Management
Host: West Virginia State Bar
Location: Bowles, Rice office in Martinsburg and broadcast statewide via video conference.
Save the Date: April 8-9, 2018
West Virginia State Bar’s 2018 Annual Gathering at the Greenbrier
Although these are difficult and uncertain times we don’t want to miss highlighting an attorney who is MoreThanA Lawyer. Sharing the good work of our attorneys will always be a priority and Brandy Bell portrays the best in helping her community beyond her practice of law at Kay Casto & Chaney PLLC. Here is her story. ******************************************* Brandy resides in Bridgeport, WV, with her family and practices law in Morgantown. Beyond her duties of her practice and as a wife and mother of two, Brandy exemplifies how our lawyers give back to their communities with her many volunteer activities. “My husband and I feel strongly about giving back and supporting our local schools, youth sports programs, church, and community.” She is active with her children’s pre-school and elementary school serving on their boards and organizing fundraisers and events to address the needs of students and teachers, whether funding for a playground or calm areas in the school, or supporting the local backpack programs. As a member of several youth sports programs Brandy also strives to ensure that every child has the opportunity to find passion in what they love. Brandy also invests her time and energy in the @GFWC Bridgeport Junior Woman’s Club which is dedicated to community improvement, including the organization of water walks to raise awareness of clean water issues that impact areas around the world, raising funds for WVU Children’s Hospital and providing scholarships to students who also participate in community service. Brandy was nominated by her law partner, Shannon Smith.
Thank you, Brandy, for your dedication to these volunteer organizations and the children 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