Morrisey to meet with state law firms

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 12, 2016

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey soon will be meeting with various law firms to discuss upgrades within his office and advance best practices by benchmarking the types of policies law firms adhere to.

Morrisey said he will meet with law firms in Charleston and around the state to gain additional perspectives about how the office can continue to provide high quality legal services.

“We have made great strides to bring our office into the 21st Century,” Morrisey said in a statement. “These upgrades increase efficiency and better equip our attorneys with the goal of giving West Virginia’s citizens the five-star law firm they deserve.”

Highlighted improvements of the office include the establishment of a state-of-the-art case management system, installation of a more secured computer network and negotiation of a research services contract. These changes are already saving the state thousands of dollars each month.

"We are looking forward to meeting with large firms, medium-sized firms and small firms," Morrisey said. "Our goal remains to be one of the top law firms in the state.

"We look for techniques these firms use to save money, to prepare attorneys for trials and to recruit new attorneys. We also are available to answer any questions the firms have about the attorney general's role in state government. I'm a big believe in being responsive to our constituents."

The office also has transitioned to a modern email system and added a VoIP phone network, both of which have improved efficiency and communication between the office’s attorneys and staff as well as its state agency clients.

Furthermore, website upgrades have eased the process for citizens faced with filing a consumer complaint.

Morrisey said his office will continue to examine the private sector’s best practices. He said he believes conversations with partners and associates across West Virginia will enhance the office’s ability to serve its citizens.

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