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West Virginia Judicial and Lawyer Assistance Program now open to law students, judges

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.

AAPL chapter raises $20,000 for WVU Veterans Advocacy Law Clinic

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.

Dinsmore & Shohl names Chris Plybon as Mentor of the Year

HUNTINGTON – Chris Plybon, a partner with Dinsmore & Shohl, recently was named Mentor of the Year at the firm’s annual Attorney Dinner.

Morrisey leads new effort to combat human trafficking in state

CHARLESTON – Human trafficking has become a major problem, but Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is taking steps to combat it in West Virginia.

Benchmark honors 3 Jackson Kelly attorneys

CHARLESTON --: Three attorneys with the firm Jackson Kelly PLLC have been recognized as leading litigation lawyers in the nation by the publication Benchmark Litigation for 2018.

Legal Aid of West Virginia offers free family law clinics

PARKERSBURG -- Legal Aid of West Virginia offers free clinics that are open to the public two Fridays a month, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., for those seeking help with family law matters.

WVU Law student says National Labor Relations Board externship 'wonderful experience'

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.

Man gets his driver's license back in ruling from Supreme Court of Appeals

CHARLESTON – A man who lost his driver’s license for three years even though he wasn’t driving has won a victory against the DMV in the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.

Government grant announced to fight opioid crisis in West Virginia

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.

Supreme Court finds injured worker's disability rating should be lower

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that a woman with back and hip injuries due to a work injury in 2010 is not entitled to a 10 percent disability rating.

West Virginia University College of Law students help disabled veterans

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.

Keith Burdette new business development director at Bowles Rice

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.

Jenkins reintroduces bill that aims to attract new businesses to West Virginia

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.

WVU law students assist flood victims

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.

New legal effort targets drug dealers

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.