WV Ethics Commission to Conduct Training on Governmental Ethics Act

WEST VIRGINIA ETHICS COMMISSION TO CONDUCT TRAINING ON GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS ACT ON MAY 29 IN HUNTINGTON

 

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 Thursday, May 29, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Cabell County Courthouse, located at 750 5th Avenue in Huntington.

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 9 a.m.; the meeting capacity for the meeting space is 100. Parking is available.