CHARLESTON -– The state Supreme Court of Appeals recently voted to name Nancy Green the Bar Admissions Administrator.
Greem replaces Sue Rubenstein, who recently resigned to take a job at the West Virginia Board of Professional Engineers.
Green was the unanimous choice of the Board of Law Examiners. Board President Lawrence S. Schultz of Martinsburg sent a letter recommending Green to the Supreme Court.
Green, a Charleston resident, has been the Deputy Administrator at the Board of Law Examiners since April 1989. She previously worked in the Kanawha County Circuit Clerk's Office from 1984 to 1989. She is a native of Charleston and a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School.
Her new annual salary will be $45,000.
"We are very pleased that Nancy has chosen to work in this position," Steve Canterbury, Supreme Court Administrative Director, said. "She has remarkable experience and will do a terrific job."
Green said, "I am very honored that the Board and the Court has chosen me for this position. I will work hard to uphold the integrity of the Office of Bar Admissions."
The Board of Law Examiners is in charge of administering the Bar exam to prospective lawyers twice a year.
The Bar Admissions Administrator and Deputy Administrator also oversee the Board's daily operations and bi-annual meetings; provide records maintenance and monitoring throughout the Bar application process; coordinate prospective lawyer character and fitness investigations by the National Conference of Bar Examiners, the District Character Committees and the Board of Law Examiners; provide certification of the eligibility of individual applicants to the Supreme Court Clerk; and coordinate monthly swearing-in ceremonies before the Supreme Court of Appeals.
The West Virginia Board of Law Examiners consists of seven members of the West Virginia State Bar who are appointed by the Supreme Court of Appeals. The Board represents different geographical regions of West Virginia. Board members serve seven-year terms and may be reappointed by the Court for additional terms.