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 firstname.lastname@example.org by NOON on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Questions regarding the vacancy may be submitted to Debra H. Scudiere at email@example.com.
2015 State Bar Membership Directory
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.
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 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.
The Court is Proposing an amendment to Rule 2(h) of the Rules of Procedure for Administrative Appeals. Public comments must be in writing and filed with the Clerk on or beforeFebruary 9, 2015. Click here for the Order
February 6-7, 2015
WVCLE Litigation 2015
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