Unlawful Practice of Law (UPL) Public Hearing LOCATION CHANGE Advocacy by Non-Lawyers before WV Administrative Proceedings

The open hearing scheduled by the West Virginia State Bar’s Unlawful Practice of Law Committee on the issue of whether the appearance by non-lawyers in an advocacy role in state administrative proceedings constitutes the unlawful practice of law will have a location change to the Ceremonial Courtroom at the Kanawha County Courthouse located at 409 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301.  The hearing will still take place on September 3, 2015, beginning at 11:00 a.m. All speaking slots have been filled.  If you wished to speak and did not register with the State Bar, you may submit your written presentation at the hearing or by emailing it to State Bar Executive Director Anita Casey at caseya@wvbar.org no later than 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2015.

Lunch and Laughs With a Legal Legend

Charity Roast of WVU President E. Gordon Gee

The WV Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors invites members of the judiciary, the legal profession and the general public to attend the 5th Lunch and Laughs With A Legal Legend on Friday, September 11, 2015, at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown, beginning at 11:30 AM, where the honored guest will be WVU President E. Gordon Gee.

This is an event not to be missed. Three “roasters” will have the opportunity to tell stories and tales about President Gee, who served as a Professor and the Dean of the WVU College of Law approximately 30 years ago, and then he will have an opportunity to respond and make comments. The proceeds from the Lunch will be divided between President Gee’s favorite charitable activity and Bar Foundation grants.

Sponsorships of $2,000 are provided a reserved table with 10 seats. Individual tickets can be purchased for $60. A majority of the amount is tax deductible.

Please contact the Bar Foundation to make reservations—  tom@wvbarfoundation.org —– 304-343-9823—P. O. 4845, Charleston, WV 25364.

A Good Time for a Good Cause!



The West Virginia Tax Institute, sponsored by The West Virginia Bar Association, The West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accounts, The College of Law, the College of Business and Economics and West Virginia University, will present the 66th Annual Meeting beginning Sunday evening, October 18, 2015 and continuing through 12:30 pm on Tuesday afternoon, October 20, 2015 at The Resort at Glade Springs, Daniels, West Virginia.  Sunday evening will kick off the seminar with the recent Federal Tax Updates.  Monday will include various topics.  Tuesday’s program will be dominated by the West Virginia State Tax Department.  This seminar qualifies for 16 hours of CLE and CPE, including ethics.  Further information, including registration information, can be found at www.wvtaxinstitute.com or by calling Ilena Thomas at 304-624-6555.

Public Comment of proposed Legislative Rule, 77CSR10 Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act (PWFA)

The West Virginia Human Rights Commission is providing notice of public comment on the Proposed Legislative Rule, 77CSR10 Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act (PWFA).

Click Here to view the proposed rule.

Please submit comments in writing to:
Marykaye Jacquet, Executive Director
West Virginia Human Rights Commission,
Room 108A
1321 Plaza East
Charleston, WV 25301-1400
304-558-2616, ext. 76212

Public Notice for Appointment of a New Magistrate Judge

Southern District of West Virginia
Public Notice for Appointment of a New Magistrate Judge

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States magistrate judge for the Southern District of West Virginia at Bluefield.
The current annual salary of the position is $185,012.00. The term of office is eight (8) years.
A full public notice for the magistrate judge position is posted in the office of the clerk of the district court at Room 2400 Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse, 300 Virginia Street, East, Charleston, WV 25301. The notice is also available on the court’s Internet website at www.wvsd.uscourts.gov
Interested persons may contact Teresa L. Deppner, Clerk of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, for additional information and application forms. The application form is also available on the court’s website.
Applications must be submitted only by applicants personally and must be received by July 22, 2015.