The Office of the West Virginia Attorney General is encouraging qualified law firms and attorneys to submit proposals for several Requests for Proposal that are currently pending on the Attorney General’s website. Click here for a specific list the Office is seeking outside counsel legal services to represent the State. Attorneys with questions may contact Deputy Attorney General Richie Heath by phone at (304) 558-2021, or you can e-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at 6:00 PM and again at 7:30 PM, at Wheeling’s Independence Hall, the J.R. Clifford Project will present “A New Home for Liberty,” a community historical drama about West Virginia Statehood and civil rights. The cast includes Senior Justice Larry Starcher, Fairmont attorney Greg Hinton, and local legal professionals. For more information and to reserve seats, go to www.jrclifford.org, or call 304-541-4494.
Government Lawyers Reception
All lawyers representing government agencies, including federal, state and local agencies and all administrative law judges are invited to a reception and cash bar at the Charleston offices of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe, 901 Quarrier Street, on October 25th, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Government lawyers comprise the largest group within the West Virginia State Bar and the Government Lawyers Committee is providing governmental lawyers this networking opportunity. Please come and join us. RSVP to email@example.com
The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia at the Martinsburg point of holding court. The magistrate judge should also be prepared to travel and conduct hearings at the Clarksburg, Elkins, and Wheeling points of holding court.
The West Virginia Public Defender services has published new guidelines for determining the eligibility of individuals for the representation that is made available under the provisions of Article 21 of Chapter 29 of the West Virginia Code. The guidelines took effect on October 1, 2013.
The Network for Public Health Law and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are receiving applications for the Visiting Attorney, Public Health Law Practice Fellowship. This program offers J.D.s the opportunity to develop skills and competencies in practice-based public health law that will advance their careers in the field and prepare them for employment within local, state, federal or tribal public health organizations.
For more information about these fellowships and the application process click here. Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2013. For a description of all the host sites, including the West Virginia State Privacy Office host site click here. Questions?
The Criminal Law Committee is pleased to announce that State Senator Corey Palumbo (Judiciary Chair) will present a seminar on the bills passed by the 2013 legislature, and discuss issues which are anticipated to come before the 2014 legislature at the State Bar Center at noon on November 12. One (1) hour of CLE credit will be given for the seminar. The seminar will be limited to the first 35 registrants. Lunch will be provided for Criminal Law Committee members who pre-register for the session. To sign up, click here. Questions: contact John Mitchell, Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org .
64th Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Tax Institute
Location: Glade Springs, Daniels, WV
Host: WV Tax Institute – The West Virginia Bar Association, The West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accounts, The College of Law, the College of Business and Economics and West Virginia University.
This time of year we are especially thankful for our attorneys who have always given back to their communities. This month’s MoreThanALawyer Natalie Sal exemplifies the best in West Virginia attorneys with her generous giving of her time in both her legal practice and her private life. Read more about our Thanksgiving MoreThanALawyer below. ********************************************************************* Community service and engagement have always been a priority in Natalie Sal’s life. She and her Morgantown firm Sal Sellaro Culpepper Legal Group routinely provide pro bono legal services for clients of the Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center (RDVIC), WV Legal Aid, and WV Bar’s Legal Connect, and they have received multiple awards in recognition of their many years of pro bono service. Passionate about helping children and families, Natalie has served as a member of the West Virginia Court Improvement Oversight Board (charged with working state-wide to improve outcomes for children and families in the child welfare system) and frequently presents at continuing legal education conferences statewide on issues relating to child welfare.
Natalie’s philosophy – that the generous sharing of our time and talents is essential for our community to thrive – has been every bit as much a driving force in her private life. She is on the Board of Directors of Christian Help, a local nonprofit providing necessities and services to area residents, and is a consultant for The Pantry Plus More, another local nonprofit whose mission is to help provide food, clothing, and other necessities to school-aged children. Natalie spent over 18 years as a frequent volunteer for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, providing both extensive on-air volunteer assistance and off-air support for television and radio fund drives. She encourages others to become involved with the various community organizations and efforts addressing the challenges facing families in West Virginia, believing that, "Our collective wisdom is so much greater than that of any one of us alone."
As a mother of two amazing children (and volunteers-in-training), Natalie is an extremely active volunteer and fundraiser for Morgantown Learning Academy, her children’s nonprofit school, and serves on the affiliated Mountain Stewardship and Outdoor Leadership Advisory Board that oversees the unique Mountain SOL outdoor education program. With a deep love of science and an engineering background, Natalie and her husband also promote science engagement and education for children in the community. From her daily social media “Cool Science Fact” to coaching FIRST Lego Robotics to providing occasional hands-on science exhibitions at area schools and daycare programs, Natalie encourages adults and children alike to get involved and to “Play science!”
Thank you, Natalie, for your dedication to pro bono service and to these volunteer organizations and the families 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