Board of Governors and Young Lawyers Elections

On January 13, 2015 nominating petitions were mailed via USPS to members in Districts 11-16 and the African American Representative. When signed by the requisite number of members, the petition must be received, by mail, email or fax no later than midnight February 10, 2015, by the Executive Director of The West Virginia State Bar.

Board of Governors Nominating Petition

Young Lawyers Section Nominating Petition

African American Representative Nominating Petition

Moot Court Judges Needed

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 at wvumoot@mail.wvu.edu for more details. For more information on the National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition, visit http://energycomp.wvu.edu/

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 (caseya@wvbar.org) no later than noon on Thursday, January 29, 2015.

To review a copy of the applicable statute, CLICK HERE

Tuesday Legal Connect Volunteer Attorneys Needed in January

The State Bar is in need of volunteer attorneys on Tuesday evenings in January 2015 to field legal questions from the public as part of the “Tuesday Legal Connect” program.

Volunteers would work out of the Legal Aid of WV office located at 922 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV

from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

If you would be interested in helping in January, please email David Frercks at dfrercks@lawv.net as soon as possible.