Election of Members to the Board of Governors – Districts 6-10

Click here for the Nominating Petition

The By‑Laws of The West Virginia State Bar provide for the election of a member to the Board of Governors for a three‑year term from State Bar Districts 6 through 10.  One Governor is elected from each State Bar District, with the exception of District 8 where four Governors are elected.

Nominations for the Board shall be by written petition signed by, not less than, 10 members of the same district in which they and the nominee have their principal offices for the practice of law.  Where there are fewer than ninety (90) members in a district, the signature of ten percent of the members shall be sufficient. The counties comprising the electing districts are:

6  – McDowell & Mingo (6 required to nominate)
7  – Boone, Logan & Lincoln (8 required to nominate)
8  – Kanawha – (10 required to nominate)
9  – Raleigh & Wyoming (10 required to nominate)
10 – Mercer, Summers & Monroe (10 required to nominate)

A nominating petition is located on the back of this page.  A copy of the nominating petition can also be found on The State Bar website under the For Attorneys tab, under Forms.  When signed by the requisite number of members, the petition must be received, by mail, email or fax no later than midnight February 10, 2017, by the Executive Director of The West Virginia State Bar, 2000 Deitrick Boulevard, Charleston, WV 25311-1231; caseya@wvbar.org; or fax 304.553.7228.  If multiple copies of the petition are used, they must be sent together.  At least one petition must bear the signature and acceptance of nomination by the member being nominated.  Note that Article IV, Section 6, of the ByLaws states, in pertinent part: No member shall sign more than one nominating petition in any year.

All new Board of Governors members will be required to attend training on March 27, 2017, beginning at 10 am at the State Bar Center in Charleston.  If you cannot participate in person you can arrange to participate via video conference.  Attendance at the Annual Meeting on April 2 at 11 am in Charleston is also required.

If I may provide you with additional information about the Board of Governors and its activities, or about the election process, please do not hesitate to contact me at 304.553.7228 or by email at caseya@wvbar.org.

2017 State Bar Annual Gathering – Registration Now Open!

The West Virginia State Bar’s Annual Gathering is the ideal venue to reconnect with lawyers and friends – and to build new relationships – all while enjoying Charleston, West Virginia. Take advantage of excellent Marriott accommodation rates offered only to our members.* All are encouraged to attend the State Bar’s Annual Awards Banquet on Sunday, April 2, where Fifty Year Bar Members, Past Presidents of the State Bar and award winners for both the State Bar and Legal Aid of West Virginia will be recognized. On Monday, April 3, obtain 6.1 CLE credits (including 2 in Law Office Management and Substance Abuse) at presentations by our Judiciary and several nationally recognized presenters, including the American Bar Association’s current President, Linda Klein.

Notice of Proposed Amendments to the Local Rules for Civil Procedure Opportunity for Public Comment

The United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia has completed a draft of proposed amendments to the Local Rules of Civil Procedure. A redline version and related documents have been published on the Court’s website at www.wvsd.uscourts.gov. The Court invites your comments through Monday, January 23, 2017. Please be advised that following a review of all comments received, the Court anticipates adoption of the proposed rules with an effective date of February 1, 2017. Note: Proposed Revisions to the Criminal Rules are being developed but will be published for comment at a later time.
Please send your specific comments, concerns or suggestions, along with your name, e-mail address and telephone number, to Teresa L. Deppner, Clerk of the U. S. District Court, at terry_deppner@wvsd.uscourts.gov, or in writing to Post Office Box 2546, Charleston, WV 25329.

New Member Benefit – LawPay


The West Virginia State Bar is excited to present a new member benefit. Endorsed by 45 states, and more than 50 local bar associations, LawPay is proud to be the preferred payment partner of more than 35,000 law firms. Designed specifically for the legal industry, LawPay provides attorneys with a simple, secure, and online way to accept credit cards in their practice.

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For more than a decade, LawPay has made it as easy as possible for attorneys to receive payment for their services.


To learn more about LawPay, visit Membership Benefits page, visit www.lawpay.com/wvbar or call 866-376-0950.


Members who use LawPay should confirm that the use is done in compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct.