The West Virginia State Bar has many ways that you can volunteer both internally by joining a committee and externally through committee sponsored programs.
Committees – Click here to view a list of State Bar committees. Committees without (*) can be joined by any member of the Bar. Please contact the Chairperson for more information on joining.
Lawyer Referral Service – Participants in the new Lawyer Referral Service can be searched by practice area and zip code. The referral service offers clients an opportunity to find a lawyer, and lawyers an opportunity to find clients. You must agree to see clients for an initial consultation for a fee of no more than $25. To register as an attorney click here.
Tuesday Legal Connect – On Tuesday nights the WV State Bar operates the Tuesday Legal Connect. Volunteer lawyers take calls from the public, and offer suggestions and guidance about their questions. Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., lawyers volunteer their time to answer questions that are presented by men and women throughout West Virginia on a toll free telephone line. The lawyers listen to the citizens’ comments and questions. If you would like to participate in Tuesday Legal Connect as an attorney, contact Cindy Withrow at 304-343-4481 ext. 2182 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
West Virginia Free Legal Answers – West Virginia Free Legal Answers allows eligible users to post a legal question to a private messaging system. The questions are answered by volunteer attorneys. To register click here.