The United States Post Office will terminate the forwarding of mail from the old Kanawha Boulevard address to the current address on December 5, 2012. Please be sure the correct address for the State Bar is in your records. Incorrectly addressed mail will be returned to you by the Post Office. The State Bar will not be able to honor time sensitive mail received late due to an incorrect address. The current address is THE WEST VIRGINIA STATE BAR, 2000 DEITRICK BOULEVARD, CHARLESTON, WV 25311.
2011-12 Financial Audit
The West Virginia State Bar had a clean audit for fiscal year 2011-12. Members who wish to view the audited financials contact Anita Casey.
State Bar Phone Number Changes
In order to better serve our members and the public, and to keep up with technology, the State Bar needs to replace its outdated phone system. As a result we are changing our phone numbers.
If you have not paid membership dues and submitted FRD Compliance reports, you are past due and owe late fees. If requirements are not met by November 19, 2012, your membership status will be moved to suspended for nonpayment and/or noncompliance.
The WV Executive Branch recently updated its HIPAA Preemption analysis, which may be found here. There is also a summary and flow chart explaining the mechanics of HIPAA preemption. While it is produced annually to support the Executive Branch’s internal privacy compliance, it may be useful to others and serves as a database of all health information laws in WV. Any questions may be directed to Sallie Milam, WV’s Chief Privacy Officer, at 304.558.7000 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WV L.A.P. Seeks Volunteers
The West Virginia Lawyer Assistance Program (WVLAP) Board of Directors would like to hear from those interested in serving as volunteers.