The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has established the West Virginia Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being to make recommendations on how to address mental health and substance abuse issues in the legal profession. Below is a link to the Supreme Court Press Release and an article from the Gazette Mail.
Dana Tippen Cutler is one of our speakers at the The 2018 Annual Gathering of the West Virginia State Bar. She is also co-host of “Couples Court With The Cutlers“. Check out her show before coming to see her discuss “We Are Who We Are,
But is That All We’ll Ever Be? (Implicit Bias and Its Impact on the Practitioner),” on April 9, 2018 at the Greenbrier.
Anita R. Casey
ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOUNDATION AWARDED GRANT FROM
WEST VIRGINIA STATE BAR
Charleston, wv, FEBRUARY 19, 2018: The West Virginia State Bar is pleased to announce a grant of $ 74,277.00 to the Access to Justice Foundation. The grant money is to be used as seed money by the Access to Justice Commission, housed at the West Virginia University College of Law, to hire a part time director for the Commission and to make several specific grants to organizations charged with providing legal information and services to the public.
According to State Bar President Meshea L. Poore “the objective and purpose of the West Virginia State Bar is to protect the interests of the public and to advance the administration of justice. We could not be more delighted to support Dean Bowman and the West Virginia University College of Law with this seed money. We have all confidence that, through the Access to Justice Commission and the College of Law many West Virginians will be helped.”
The West Virginia Judicial and Lawyer Assistance Program (WVJLAP) is pleased to announce that on September 20, 2017, the WV Supreme Court amended the rules, to incorporate confidential assistance to all West Virginia Judges, as well as Lawyers, Law Students, and Bar Applicants! Please visit our website at wvjlap.org for further information and services.