IF YOU HAVE A FIRM ADMINISTRATOR OR WANT TO REGISTER A FIRM ADMINISTRATOR. Firms with 5 or more members are able to delegate a firm administrator to complete reporting and fees on their behalf. Click here for more information.
The July 1, 2012 – June 30,2014 Reporting Period end on June 30, 2014. The completion and filing deadline is July 31, 2014.
Active members of the Bar are required to complete and file 24 approved credits, including at least 3 credits in legal ethics, office management, substance abuse, and/or elimination of bias in the legal profession credits. Active members admitted between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013, are required to file 12 approved credits, including at least 3 credits in legal ethics, office management, substance abuse, and/or elimination of bias in the legal profession credits.
You may check your credits online, and submit new activities online through the member portal at www.mywvbar.org. Paper MCLE submissions require a $10 processing fee payable to the WV State Bar. Paper forms will not be processed without the required fee.
Annual Professional Limited Liability Organization Renewals
You are required file an annual renewal application of your PLLC with The State Bar. Any change in the corporate organization from the prior year must be reported and a copy of the current certificate of insurance in the name of the PLLC is required.
Public Notice for Reappointment of Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert
The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert at Wheeling,West Virginia, is due to expire onMarch 23, 2015. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of a magistrate judge to a new 8-year term.
Comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether the incumbent Magistrate Judge should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the Court
The West Virginia State Bar is pleased to announce that you may now obtain information on County Bar representatives on the State Bar’s website. To access the name and phone number of the attorney identified in each county as the “contact person” for that Bar, go to the State Bar’s website atwww.wvbar.org and click on “about us.” On the drop down menu, click on County Bar Associations and scroll down to the County you need.
Supreme Court Updates
Approval of Revisions to the West Virginia Rules of Evidence
On September 2, 2014, revisions to the West Virginia Rules of Evidence become effective.
Filing fees increased for all Civil Cases on July 1, 2014 to $200. This fee change adds a new fee of $200 for defendants filing counterclaims, cross claims, third party complaints and motions to intervene.
The fee for miscellaneous petitions in family court will increase to $200 this includes Paternity, Child Support, Visitation and Custody, Infant Guardianships, etc. Petitions for Divorce, Separate Maintenance will remain at $135; Modifications of Family Court orders will remain at $85; Expedited petitions in family court remain $35.
Rules of Practice and Procedure for Minor Guardianship Proceedings
The Court is requesting Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to The Rules of Practice and Procedure for Minor Guardianship Proceedings. Public Comments are to be filed with the Clerk of the West Virginia Supreme Court on or before August 11, 2014.
The Court is requesting Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to RULE 3.29 of the Rules of Lawyer Disciplinary Procedure. Public Comments are to be filed with the Clerk of Clerk of the West Virginia Supreme Court on or before
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