The West Virginia State Bar is seeking candidates for the position of Judge of the Court of Claims. The State Bar Board of Governors will nominate three (3) lawyers and will submit these names to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate for appointment to the Court. The term is for six (6) years. A minimum of ten (1 0) years’ experience as a licensed attorney is required. A full description of qualifications can be found in W.Va. Code Section 14-2-4 and 14-2-10, and compensation is provided for in W.Va. Code Section 14-2-8. This position involves hearing and deciding claims filed against state agencies and the Crime Victims Fund. The main offices of the Court are at the State Capitol and the position requires travel throughout the state to attend hearings. Some administrative law, mediation, or other judicial experience would be beneficial.
If you qualify for appointment, and would like to be considered for nomination, please send your resume, with any supporting information and/or letters of reference, to Anita R. Casey, Executive Director, The West Virginia State Bar, 2000 Deitrick Blvd., Charleston, WV 25311 or email@example.com. Nominations must be received by midnight, December 31, 2016.
The following counties require E-Filing: Marion, Jefferson.
Monroe and Hampshire are voluntary. The E-Filing system can be accessed at https://efile.courtswva.com/Default.aspx
Any questions contact the local circuit clerk’s office of the county for which you are filing.
The Veterans and Military affairs committee will be presenting a free seminar on November 10, 2016 from 10:30am – 12:30pm. Two hours of general CLE credit will be available. The seminars will be presented at Legal Aid Offices throughout the State.
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