The time schedule to be followed on Keller issues is available on the State Bar’s website at  If any member has a question concerning this matter, please contact Anita Casey at The West Virginia State Bar at 304-553-7228 or by email at

Challenges should be directed to Executive Director Anita Casey and may be submitted by mail [mailing address: 2000 Deitrick Blvd, Charleston, WV 25311] or email [].

New State Bar Officers and Members

The West Virginia State Bar is pleased to announce new officers and members of The West Virginia State Bar Board of Governors for 2019-2020. New officers are Ann L. Haight – President, Charleston; Monica N. Haddad – President-Elect, Morgantown; and Thomas E. Scarr – Vice-President, Huntington.

Newly Elected Members of the State Bar’s Board of Governors are: Mark A. Kepple, Wheeling; Adam E. Barney, Moundsville; Aaron C. Boone, Parkersburg; Tanya Hunt Handley, Point Pleasant; and David D. Amsbary, Huntington.

Newly elected officers of the State Bar’s Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee are Nicole A. Cofer – Chairperson, Charleston; Eric M. Hayhurst – Vice-Chairperson, Morgantown; and Angela N. Brunicardi-Doss – Secretary, Parkersburg.

New Members of the Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee are: Jordan M. Laird, Wheeling; Rachel J. Cornell, Middlebourne; and Laci B. Browning, Huntington.

West Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting and Seminar

The West Virginia State Bar held its Annual Meeting and Seminar on April 7-8, 2019 at the Embassy Suites, Charleston, West Virginia. Speakers included Justice Adrienne Nelson from the Oregon Supreme Court, Terry Harrell, Chief Justice Elizabeth Walker, Bruce Hennes, Brian Moore, Katherine Capito, and Kanawha County Circuit Judges Joanna Tabit. The seminar was successful and saw a very good turnout.  Thank you to the speakers, attendees and sponsors for making the seminar a success.

Position Open for Commissioner  of WV Legislative Claims Commission

The West Virginia State Bar is seeking candidates for the position of Commissioner of the Legislative Claims Commission. The State Bar Board of Governors will nominate three (3) lawyers 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 Nomina



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