The American Bar Association’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services is conducting an examination of various topics related to the public’s access to legal services in the United States. Its explanation of the study and its solicitation of comments may be accessed by clicking here. Your comments may then be offered to the Commission by submission to Debra Scudiere, the State Bar’s Representative to the ABA House of Delegates, by December 5, 2014, by sending her an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Virginia IOLTA Accounts
The West Virginia Bankers Association, the Community Bankers of West Virginia and the West Virginia State Bar have been working collaboratively to address questions created by the implementation of new State Bar Administrative Rule 10 related to the set up and administration of IOLTA accounts. All three organizations are aware that the new Rule creates some confusions which may have to be addressed on an individual basis. In the meantime, it is hoped that the attached set of Questions and Answers will answer many of your questions. If not, please put your question in writing, to the attention of the IOLTA Advisory Committee, in care of Anita Casey, at email@example.com, and the question will be addressed at the IOLTA Advisory Committee’s next meeting. Click here for a copy of the Q and A. Thank you for your patience and understanding in working through these changes to the Rule.
Government Lawyers Committee Reception
The WV State Bar Government Lawyers Committee is sponsoring a reception at the offices of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe at 901 Quarrier Street, Charleston, from 5 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday evening, November 18th
for all lawyers who work with or interact with governmental entities. Please plan to join us and catch up with old friends and acquaintances, and perhaps make some new ones.
Approved by Order on September 29, 2014, the WV Supreme Court of Appeals approved significant amendments to the WV Rules of Professional Conduct effective January 1, 2015. West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (WVCLE) and the WV Office of Disciplinary Counsel are happy to present “The Highlights of The New WV Rules of Professional Conduct” seminars in 8 locations across West Virginia throughout November and December 2014. The seminars have be approved for 2.1 WV MCLE credits, including 2.1 Ethics credits. MCLE credit has been approved in VA, PA, and OH.