West Virginia State Bar Association News

CEDLAW seeks to assist low-income, disadvantaged West Virginians

By Karen Kidd | Apr 4, 2018

CHARLESTON — A low-income Marion County farmer is receiving legal assistance through a program that reached almost 50 growers during regional presentations the latter part of 2017, said the coordinator for the grant that funds the program during a recent interview.

West Virginia Bar launches IOLTA database and new app

By Angela Underwood | Jan 22, 2018

CHARLESTON – West Virginia State Bar Executive Director Anita Casey said easy access to information is important.

Poore says all walks of life represented in W.Va. State Bar

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 30, 2017

Meshea Poore is looking forward to her time as the president of the West Virginia State Bar Association.

W. Marston Becker joins 2017 list of West Virginia Bar Foundation of Fellows

By John Myers | Jun 6, 2017

CHARLESTON – Charleston-based insurance executive W. Marston Becker has been named by the West Virginia Bar Foundation to its list of 2017 Fellows.

West Virginia Law Adventure Program inspiring young students

By Glenn Minnis | May 30, 2017

CHARLESTON – A group of West Virginia’s most-gifted students recently came face-to-face with some state scholars they hope to someday succeed.

Rebecca Tinder named Bar Foundation Fellow

By John Myers | May 29, 2017

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Bar Foundation has honored Charleston lawyer Rebecca Tinder by naming her to its list of 2017 Fellows.

Aliff says giving back is 'really important' for lawyers

By Zachary Lewis | May 25, 2017

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Bar Foundation has recognized and inducted attorney Robby Aliff of Jackson Kelly as one of its Fellows.

Huntington attorney named West Virginia Bar Foundation Fellow

By Sara McCleary | May 8, 2017

HUNTINGTON – Attorney Christopher J. Plybon, a partner at law firm Dinsmore & Shohl’s Huntington office, has joined the select few to be named a West Virginia Bar Foundation Fellow.

Walker talks importance of 'being a great lawyer' at Bar panel event

By Angela Underwood | Apr 13, 2017

CHARLESTON – There is something to be said about being the first Justice elected in a non-partisan race for a seat on West ​​​​​Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

Danville criminal defense attorney shares free legal tips on Facebook, goes viral

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 18, 2016

CHARLESTON – With nearly 20 years experience, L. Scott Briscoe of Danville has decided to share free legal tips on Facebook to those thinking of committing a crime. Briscoe has offered more than 60 tips since he began his Facebook page, “L. Scott Briscoe’s Free Legal Tips” in February 2014.

Tomblin gives 'great weight' to JVAC's judge recommendations when filling vacancies

By Mike Helenthal | Sep 26, 2016

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Gov. Earl Tomblin depends on a well-established and extensive vetting process to fill vacant judgeships, but he doesn’t make bench appointments blindly.

State bar reaches out to flood victims to offer legal advice

By Dawn Geske | Jul 14, 2016

With the devastation caused to West Virginia during the recent flooding, the legal community in the state is reaching out.

State Bar Association thrilled to hand CLE training to WVU

By Derek Dowell | Apr 21, 2016

MORGANTOWN – For 36 years, the West Virginia State Bar and West Virginia University College of Law worked together to manage the primary continuing legal education program for lawyers who practice in the state.

Settlement funds to help State Bar provide legal assistance

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 7, 2016

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia State Bar has received $329,000 from a U.S.

State Bar seeks student videos about the Magna Carta

By Hoang Tran | Oct 28, 2015

Charleston - West Virginia students are going to have to brush up on their history in order to compete in this year’s video competition from the State Bar.

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