Applicants for Position of Chief Administrative Law Judge of The Office of Tax Appeals Sought
Pursuant to WVC §11-10A-6, the Governor shall appoint the Chief Administrative Law Judge from a list of three qualified nominees submitted to the Governor by the Board of Governors of the West Virginia State Bar for a four-year term. Therefore, the Office of the Governor is seeking nominations for the position of Chief Administrative Law Judge of the West Virginia Office of Tax Appeals. The West Virginia State Bar Board of Governors will select three nominees for consideration by Governor Tomblin. Applicants must be admitted to the practice of law in West Virginia and have five years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience as an attorney with federal or state tax law experience or have served as a judge of a court of record.
Applications, with supporting resumes and letters of reference,must be received by Anita R. Casey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
no later than noon on Thursday, January 29, 2015.
To review a copy of the applicable statute, CLICK HERE
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 National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition, March 12-14 at WVU Law, is looking for volunteer judges. For the early rounds, a judge must be an attorney of good standing licensed to practice law in any state. Final round (afternoon of March 14) judges must be a federal or state appellate judge. Now in its fifth year, the competition attracts exceptional law students from across the country. Interested parties should contact Samantha Stefanov email@example.com for more details. For more information on the National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition, visit http://energycomp.wvu.edu/.
Accept the Gift of ABA Membership
The ABA is currently offering a free ABA and Section membership. With benefits like free CLE, free career advice webinars, and practice specialty groups, membership in the ABA can help your colleagues become better attorneys.
This special offer allows new members to explore these benefits through August 31, 2015.
West Virginia Foundations for Practice Survey on the Future of Legal Education
As members of the legal profession, you know better than most what lawyers need to be successful. The West Virginia State Bar and Educating Tomorrows Lawyers at the University of Denver are collaborating on a research study to identify the foundations entry-level lawyers need that will have far-reaching implications for the preparation of future lawyers. The future of the profession is integrally tied to our law schools, and your perspective is critical to these issues. All bar members are invited to take a short survey to contribute to the endeavor. The anonymous survey will take approximately 20 minutes, and can be answered in multiple sessions from the same device. This is an exciting opportunity to impact the future of legal education. Thank you for participating! Click here to link to the survey.Survey closes on February 2, 2015
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
The Administrative Office of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has set the interest rate for judgments and decrees entered during the 2015 calendar year. Click here for the order.
January 28, 2015
ASSET ALLOCATION, ANTIQUES IN ESTATES AND INTERNET FRAUD
Host:North Central West Virginia Estate Planning Council
Although these are difficult and uncertain times we don’t want to miss highlighting an attorney who is MoreThanA Lawyer. Sharing the good work of our attorneys will always be a priority and Brandy Bell portrays the best in helping her community beyond her practice of law at Kay Casto & Chaney PLLC. Here is her story. ******************************************* Brandy resides in Bridgeport, WV, with her family and practices law in Morgantown. Beyond her duties of her practice and as a wife and mother of two, Brandy exemplifies how our lawyers give back to their communities with her many volunteer activities. “My husband and I feel strongly about giving back and supporting our local schools, youth sports programs, church, and community.” She is active with her children’s pre-school and elementary school serving on their boards and organizing fundraisers and events to address the needs of students and teachers, whether funding for a playground or calm areas in the school, or supporting the local backpack programs. As a member of several youth sports programs Brandy also strives to ensure that every child has the opportunity to find passion in what they love. Brandy also invests her time and energy in the @GFWC Bridgeport Junior Woman’s Club which is dedicated to community improvement, including the organization of water walks to raise awareness of clean water issues that impact areas around the world, raising funds for WVU Children’s Hospital and providing scholarships to students who also participate in community service. Brandy was nominated by her law partner, Shannon Smith.
Thank you, Brandy, for your dedication to these volunteer organizations and the children 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