The July 1, 2012 – June 30,2014 Reporting Period ended onJune 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.
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.
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.
The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill the judicial vacancy on the 8th Family Court Judicial Circuit serving Mingo County. Candidates must submit their completed applications by no later than 5:00 p.m. on
August 19, 2014. Applications and instructions are available atwww.governor.wv.gov. To contact the Commission regarding the application process, please call Janet Shelton at 304-558-2000. Interviews will be scheduled for and held on September 12, 2014.
County Bar Representatives
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.
Revised Domestic Relations Civil
Case Information Statement
The WV Supreme Court of Appeals has issued a revised form”Petitioner’s Civil Case Information Statement-Domestic Relations Cases”. Click here for the revised version.
WV LGBT Legal Advocacy Network
Join the WV LGBT Legal Advocacy Network! Any attorney whose practice or interests include same sex estate planning, domestic partnership agreements, 2nd parent adoption, petitions for gender marker change, or any other LGBT legal issues is welcome. Our goals include helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender West Virginians identify attorneys who can serve their legal needs, helping attorneys find mentors and expertise to help in their LGBT cases, raising awareness about the unique legal issues LGBT citizens face, and developing continuing education opportunities to enhance our bar’s ability to competently serve and support LGBT West Virginians. Please contact Sara Bird at firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected or to find out more information.
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.
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
Host: The Kanawha County Public Defender Office with the Mid-Atlantic Juvenile Defender Center Note: Space is limited so please make contact at your earliest convenience. For more information contact Diana Panucci email@example.com.
The West Virginia State Bar will hold nine Regional Meetings this fall. These meetings will provide 3.0 Continuing Legal Education credits in the areas of ethics, office management, substance abuse, and/or elimination of bias. Lunch will be included at each meeting. Each Regional Meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will last until, approximately, 1:30 p.m. The cost is $100 per person. One of The State Bar’s Officers will attend each meeting.
Below is a list of tentative dates and locations.
Oct. 7 – Bridgeport
Oct. 23 – Moorfield
Oct. 8 – Morgantown
Oct. 28 – Huntington
Oct. 16 – Wheeling
Oct. 29 -Parkersburg
Oct. 21 – Beckley
Oct. 30 – Charleston
Oct. 22 – Martinsburg
Check back soon for registration and more details.
October 19, 2014
65th Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Tax Institute
Location: Canaan Valley Resort, Davis, West Virginia