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RATE OF INTEREST ON JUDGMENTS AND DECREES FOR THE YEAR 2012 - The rate of interest for the year 2012, for judgments and decrees entered on or after January 1, 2012, is set at 7.00%. Click hereto review the Administrative Order of the Supreme Court of Appeals.

MCLE REMINDER:  The July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2012 reporting period credits must be received no later than July 31, 2012, to avoid late filing fees.  Active attorneys are required to complete 24 total credits, including at least 3 credits in legal ethics, office management, substance abuse or elimination of bias credits.  Active members admitted July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011 must complete at least 12 total credits, including at least 3 in legal ethics, office management, substance abuse or elimination of bias credits.  Active members admitted July 1, 2011 or later are exempt for the 2010-2012 reporting period.   To check or file your credits online, you must have an e-mail on file with the State Bar Office.  Go to, select MCLE, Member Login, enter your e-mail and password to check or file your personal credits online.  If you have not yet created a password, or have forgotten your password, enter your e-mail address in the Password Reset section listed below the Member Login and click reset password.  You will  receive an e-mail with a link to reset your password which must be completed within one hour.  The online instructions are the first item listed under the MCLE tab.


WVCLE, sponsored by The West Virginia State Bar and the WVU College of Law, will present its annual litigation seminar on February 24-25, 2012, live at the Canaan Valley Resort & Conference Center in Davis, West Virginia. This conference will feature experts addressing issues related to litigation. Speakers include: Harry G. Deitzler, Esquire; Lonnie C. Simmons, Esquire; L. David Duffield, Esquire; Chad S. Lovejoy, Esquire; Professor Thomas C. Cady; Rory Lee Perry, II, Clerk of the Court; Mark R. Staun, Esquire; Pamela D. Tarr, Esquire, and Thomas P. Boggs, Esquire. Canaan Valley Resort is nestled in the Allegheny Mountains and offers downhill skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, skating, etc. We have reserved rooms at a “double” room rate of $99 per night. Please make your reservations by dialing (800) 622-4121 and ask for the West Virginia Continuing Legal Education reservation block. All rooms will be released by January 23, 2012. If you would like to register for this seminar or for more information, please CLICK HERE or dial (304) 293-7255.


Would you like to hire a law clerk to work in your office this summer?  Are you planning to add a new associate to your firm?  If so, the West Virginia University College of Law has many outstanding students who are great candidates for employment.  Please register now for on campus interviews at the West Virginia University College of Law! Interviews for law firms will be held from February 13 until March 2, 2012.  If you can’t come to Morgantown to interview, please feel free to post a job and let us forward resumes to you.  We welcome the opportunity to help you!

To register for on campus interviews, please go to our Symplicity site and register as an employer; you will see the link for job postings and on campus interview sign ups as well.  Here is the link:

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Powell, Assistant Dean, Career Services at 304 293 6792 or by email

A REMINDER FOR THE NEW YEAR – Please remember that you can update your contact information with The State Bar online at –

PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF OUR NEW ADDRESS -The West Virginia State Bar relocated its offices to  2000 Deitrick Boulevard, Charleston, WV 25311, effective December 8, 2011.   Please make a note of our new address.

UPCOMING FASTCASE WEBINARS – Click here to review a complete listing of upcoming Fastcase webinars.


These Fastcase webinars have now been approved for 1.20 online (audio/video type) office management credits each.