Vacancy on the Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission
There is an attorney vacancy on the Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission. Pursuant to W. Va. Code § 3-10-3a(b), the State Bar Board of Governors shall assist the Governor in filling the vacancy by nominating “no more than twenty nor less than ten best qualified attorneys for appointment to the commission.” No more than four appointed members may be from the same political party. Further, no more than three appointed members of the commission may be residents of the same congressional district. All members of the Commission must be citizens of WV. In light of the current composition of the JVAC, the vacancy must be filled by a non-Democrat (i.e., a Republican, Independent, or other) from either the 1st or 3rd Congressional District. Qualified attorneys interested in applying for a position on this volunteer, non-paid Commission should submit their names, with accompanying resumes and any letters of reference, to Anita R. Casey at email@example.com by NOON on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Questions regarding the vacancy may be submitted to Debra H. Scudiere at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WV Division of Highways
The West Virginia Division of Highways is updating its statewide list of attorneys interested in preparing title abstracts and conducting closings. Any attorney interested in providing such work on a contract basis should send a letter of interest and a resume showing sufficient familiarity with title work to: A.M.
“Fenway” Pollack, West Virginia Department Transportation, Division of Highways, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E. Building 5, Room A631, Charleston, WV. 25305-0430
Chief Public Defender and Assistant Public Defenders in The Fourth Circuit Public Defender Corporation
The Fourth Circuit Public Defender Corporation (Wood and Wirt Counties) is accepting applications for the position of Chief Public Defender and Assistant Public Defenders. Any persons interested may submit resumes to: C. Blaine Myers, Chairman, By Mail at: P.O. Box 287, Parkersburg, WV 26102 or by email email@example.com. Applicationsfor Chief Public Defender should be submitted by February 28, 2015.
Pro Hac Vice Changes
Important changes to the West Virginia pro hac vice admission procedures became effective on January 1, 2015. These changes include a new $350 annual fee to be paid by out-of-state lawyers admitted pro hac vice on or before January 1, 2015. Click here to review the September 29, 2014, Order
An implementation Order entered December 12, 2014, requires local counsel, for out-of-state lawyers admitted during the past five years, to contact those counsel to determine whether the annual fee applies. The fee must be paid by the out-of-state lawyer on or before March 31, 2015.
THE STATE BAR IS NO LONGER ABLE TO ACCEPT PAPER PRO HAC VICE SUBMISSIONS BECAUSE OF REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR OUT-OF-STATE LAWYERS. ALL OUT-OF-STATE LAWYERS MUST REGISTER ONLINE AND FILE PAPERWORK ELECTRONICALLY.
The 2015 edition of the membership directory should be available in February. If you wish to order a paper version click here for the order form.
Appointment of a Full-Time United States
The US District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia is accepting applications for a full-time US Magistrate Judge to serve the Clarksburg and Elkins points of holding court. The term of office is eight years subject to reappointment. The full position description, and application forms may be obtained from the Clerk’s offices in Clarksburg, Elkins, Martinsburg, or Wheeling and on http://www.wvnd.uscourts.gov/
Applications must be submitted personally or by certified mail and received by March 13, 2015. Applicants must submit an original and ten copies of the application in an envelope marked “CONFIDENTIAL” to Cheryl Dean Riley, Clerk of Court, U.S. District Court, 1125 Chapline Street, P.O. Box 471, Wheeling WV 26003.
Notice of Vacancy for the Position of United States Bankruptcy Judge
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for a fourteen-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for theSouthern District of West Virginia atCharleston.Applications must be COMPLETED AND RECEIVED NO LATER THAN March 2, 2015.
Host: Presented by Kanawha County Family Law Bench Bar Committee
Location: Edgewood Country Club
CLE: 6 credit hours including law management and ethics Cost: $70 (including lunch) Registration: Call 304-344-2121 or send check made payable to Kanawha County Family Law Bench Bar Committee to: Susan Shepard, Esq., 218 6th Ave., St. Albans, WV 25177
April 30, 2015
WVCLE Healthcare Law
Host: West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (WVCLE)
Location: WVU Robert C. Byrd Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia
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