West Virginia Ethics Commission to Conduct Training on Governmental Ethics Act

WEST VIRGINIA ETHICS COMMISSION TO CONDUCT TRAINING ON GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS ACT ON JANUARY 7 IN BECKLEY

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Ethics Commission announced today that it will offer a one-hour ethics training session on the West Virginia Governmental Ethics Act on Tuesday, January 7, beginning at 11 a.m. in Munson Hall at the Raleigh County Schools Central Office, 105 Adair Street, Beckley.

The session is free and open to state and local public employees, government lawyers, media and the general public. The West Virginia State Bar has approved the course for 1.2 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit, which includes 1.2 hours of Ethics credit.

The topics covered from the Ethics Act will include the prohibition against use of public office for private gain (including nepotism); the prohibition against having a financial interest in a public contract; gift limitations for public servants; the prohibition against improperly using or divulging confidential information; employment limitations for public servants; prohibited representation; limitation on practice before board/agency/department; employment by regulated persons/vendor; voting rules for public servant; and limitations on compensation/expenses.

Registration is only required for attorneys who wish to receive CLE credits. The meeting room will open at 10 a.m.; the seating capacity for the meeting is 60.