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 (
no later than noon on September 7, 2016.

To review a copy of the applicable statute, CLICK HERE

Reprint of State Court Rules

In August a reprint of the 2016 Michie’s West Virginia State Court Rulesvolume was issued.  Due to errors and omissions in the previously issued 2016 volume, as well as the supplement thereto, this reprint completely replaces the January softbound volume AND the May 2016 softbound supplement for the state court rules.
Remember that the print version is only as current as the last edition or supplement’s publication date.  For the most current, up-to-date version of West Virginia Rules of Court, always rely upon those on the Court’s website at

Pro Bono Assistance Needed

The West Virginia State Bar needs more volunteers to sign up to provide pro bono basic legal advice on West Virginia Online Legal Help (WVOLH).  WVOLH is a website where low-income West Virginians can post questions about their civil legal needs.  Volunteer attorneys answer those questions by providing basic information, legal advice and referrals for free. Please go to and click on “Lawyers Sign Up” to sign up to volunteer.  We have almost 30 unanswered questions on the website and could use your help.

Disaster Legal Assistance: Attorney Training

On Thursday, July 7, 2016, Legal Aid of West Virginia held a webinar to provide attorneys with background information about FEMA benefits, disaster unemployment compensation, replacement of important documents, replacement of food lost with food stamps, ways to avoid contractor scams, dealing with landlord-tenant situations and more.  The goal of this webinar was to enable attorneys to provide basic advice and guidance to people dealing with these issues.

Related Resources From This Recording:

Click Here for PowerPoint slides from this webinar

FEMA Applicant’s Guide

FEMA WV disaster specific site (updated daily)

FEMA Fact Sheets:

Individual and Households Program
     Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Flood Insurance Basics

Disaster Legal Aid