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.
Filing fees will increase for all Civil Cases 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.
Request for Comment on Proposed Revisions to the Rules of Profession Conduct and Ancillary Matters
The comment period on major revisions to the Rules of Professional Conduct and matters related to admission of out-of-state lawyers pro hac vice and the administration of client trust accounts, including the Interest on Lawyer’s Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Program closes on Friday, June 13, 2014.
The Kanawha County Public Defender Office with the Mid-Atlantic Juvenile Defender Center is hosting a free Juvenile training CLE at WVU School of Law July 30th-31st. Space is limited so please make contact at your earliest convenience. For more information contact Diana Panucci at email@example.com
Article III(A) of the By-Laws of the West Virginia State Bar requires that each active lawyer admitted to practice law in West Virginia annually disclose information regarding financial responsibility for professional liability claims. Section 2 (5) provides that a lawyer is exempt from disclosure if “the lawyer is engaged in the practice of law as a full time government attorney or in-house counsel and does not represent clients outside that capacity.” If a lawyer provides services to any individual or business outside his or her government or in-house capacity, even if those services are provided at no cost, the lawyer is no longer exempt from disclosure to the West Virginia State Bar and the lawyer must provide the financial responsibility information required under Article III(A). Should you have questions regarding your Financial Responsibility Disclosure Requirement contact Anita R. Casey firstname.lastname@example.org or Rachael Fletcher Cipoletti email@example.com.
June 10, 11 & 12, 2014
US District Court Northern District CM/ECF Training
Host: US District Court Northern District About: The United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia requires all attorneys to electronically file all pleadings using the Court’s Case Management Electronic Filing System (referred to as CM/ECF). The Court is offering a two and one half (2 ½) hour training course for attorneys and/or their support staff on the use of the CM/ECF filing system on the following dates at the Martinsburg point of holding court:
Tuesday, June 10 – 9:00a.m. and 1:30p.m. Wednesday, June 11 – 9:00a.m. Thursday, June 12 – 9:00a.m.
Friday, May 30th is the last day to make a reservation. Please direct questions to Connie Diamond at (304) 267-5682. Interested parties please contact: Connie Diamond via email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.