CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Lawyers Assistance Program has been officially expanded to include giving assistance to judges, law students and bar applicants, according to the program’s Executive Director Robert E. Albury Jr.
MORGANTOWN – The Veterans Advocacy Law Clinic at West Virginia University received a donation of $22,000 recently that was raised by a local chapter of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) at its Charity Clay Shoot, Dinner and Auction in October.
MORGANTOWN – Two third-year students at the West Virginia University College of Law spent last summer working at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Pittsburgh getting a taste of real-world experiences that should help them in their careers.
CHARLESTON – West Virginia will receive a $5,881,983 grant to fight the opioid crisis in his state, announced U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) on April 21. The grant comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
MORGANTOWN – Law students from the West Virginia University College of Law recently helped two disabled Air Force veterans successfully win their cases in the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
CHARLESTON – Bowles Rice, one of the state’s leading law firms, has hired Keith Burdette, former Cabinet Secretary for the West Virginia Department of Commerce, as the firm’s business development director. He started Feb. 1.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Evan Jenkins (W.Va.-3), is concerned that West Virginians in the economically devastated coal areas need economic incentives for new businesses to invest in those areas. He has re-introduced CORE, a bill to help attract new businesses.
MORGANTOWN -- The floods that devastated West Virginia last summer left behind many victims who didn’t understand their legal rights and were duped by dishonest landlords in rent-to-own scams. Students at the West Virginia University College of Law have received hands-on experience trying to help those flood victims understand their legal rights.
CHARLESTON. -- A new partnership between West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrissey’s office and U.S. attorney William J. Ihlenfeld has made progress in halting the rampant problem of the opioid epidemic in West Virginia.