By Order entered January 21, 2016, the Supreme Court Administrative Offices in Charleston, including the clerk’s office, will be closed on Friday, January 22, 2016. Click here for a copy of the Administrative Order. County, circuit, family and magistrate court closures are determined by county. Click here for an updated list of closures.
The West Virginia State Bar’s Administrative office will also be closed on January 22, 2016.
On December 18, 2015, George Daugherty – Executive Director of the Lawyer Assistance Program – and his son (Tom Daugherty) treated the State Bar staff to a special holiday performance. Here is part of his performance.
The Committee formerly known by the names Lawyer Information and Referral Service and Tuesday Legal Connect has changed its name to The Legal Outreach Committee. The change of name reflects the progress the Committee has made during the past few years making legal services more readily and easily available to the public. The Committee now sponsors three different programs:
- Tuesday Legal Connect – The weekly call in service operated by the West Virginia State Bar and Legal Aid of West Virginia from 6 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday evenings.
- West Virginia Lawyer Referral Service – A 24/7 online service that allows the public to connect with attorneys who may be willing to take on new cases. Participants in the Lawyer Referral Service can be searched by practice area and county, or zip code.
West Virginia Online Legal Help – A 24/7 online service that allows users to post legal questions to a private messaging system. The questions are answered by volunteer attorneys. All information posted is held in strict confidence.