New Member Benefit – LawPay

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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.

Additionally, LawPay understands the unique compliance and financial requirements placed on attorneys, which is why the LawPay platform was designed specifically to correctly separate earned and unearned payments, giving you peace of mind that your credit card transactions are always handled correctly.

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.

Posting of Potential Scams and Cyber Threats

The West Virginia State Bar is establishing a section of our website where members can post information or concerns they have regarding fraudulent emails, phishing scams or cyber threats.  The CYBER ALERTS section will be located under the “For Attorneys” tab.  Click Here to view the new section.Members are encouraged to post any information they become aware of for sharing with other State Bar members.  The State Bar will also post CURRENT ALERTS the Bar receives.  For questions concerning this new service, contact the State Bar’s IT Director, Mike Mellace, at mellacem@wvbar.org.

Judge of the Court of Claims

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 caseya@wvbar.org. Nominations must be received by midnight, December 31, 2016.