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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Throughout January 2019 there have been reports from members receiving emails from fraudulent email accounts attempting to impersonate a State Bar staff member. If you receive one of these emails please mark it as spam and delete the message.
The State Bar does not email invoices to members unless the member completes a form requesting to pay via check on our membership website www.mywvbar.org.
Below is an example of one of the emails received by a State Bar member.
From: The West Virginia State Bar <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2019 8:29 AM
Subject: Re: Invoice #18204 Message
Please see attached and thanks!
I have enclosed a copy of the invoice for your reference, you can download view using this link
The West Virginia State Bar
Nominating petitions for Districts 1,2,3,4 and 5 were sent out to active members on January 15, 2019. Nominating Petitions must be received, by mail, email or fax no later than midnight February 11, 2019, by the Executive Director of The West Virginia State Bar.
District County List
District 1: Brooke, Hancock and Ohio
District 2: Marshall, Pleasants, Tyler and Wetzel
District 3: Calhoun, Gilmer, Ritchie, Wirt and Wood
District 4: Clay, Jackson, Mason, Putnam and Roane
District 5: Cabell and Wayne