The State Bar’s database for submission of Continuing Legal Education credits is up and running. Members may enter their own CLE credits and obtain an immediate confirmation that the submissions have been received. Members will be able to select the seminar attended from a list of seminars approved by the Commission. Effective January 1, 2014, there will be a $10.00 processing fee assessed on all paper submissions. A check to cover input of the data must accompany the submission. Questions regarding the fee should be directed to the CLE Commission at MCLE_Commission@wvbar.org. Other questions regarding CLE submissions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org, (304)553-7238 or email@example.com.
Supreme Court Order
The Administrative Office of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has set the interest rate at 7.00% percent for judgments and decrees entered during the 2014 calendar year. Click here for the order.
If you are unable to assist a potential client with a legal matter, please refer the individual to the lawyer referral website (www.wvlawyerreferral.org). The website provides 24/7 access and allows clients to select the attorney(s) they may wish to contact both by subject area and by distance/location. Please be sure to notify your staff of this new service. Questions? Contact Anita Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the Lawyer Referral Service
The State Bar Lawyer Referral Service Committee added additional practice areas to the referral service. To update your practice areas click here.
The Lawyer Referral Service Committee is also looking for feedback from members on how it can improve the program.
The West Virginia Fund for Law in the Public Interest seeks donations to help us fund WVU law students who want to work in summer and full-time jobs with legal aid, the public defender and other WV public interest organizations.
There is good news for our donors. The Fund has been granted permission by the State’s Neighborhood Investment Program to give tax credits to its donors.
Donors who contribute $500 or more get half the donation back in the form of a WV tax credit. This credit can be used by the donor against the donor’s WV personal income tax, corporate net profits tax or business franchise tax.