March 26, 2024

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The 2022-2024 CLE Reporting period ends on June 30, 2024


  • Any CLE that has been completed since July 1, 2022 should be reported NOW!
  • All CLE credits must be completed AND reported on your CLE transcript by July 31, 2024 to avoid the $200 late reporting fee
  • There is an additional $200 reinstatement fee if you are suspended for CLE non-compliance
  • Only half of your required credits can be obtained from pre-recorded, online courses 
  • Half of your required credits must be from live attendance courses. Live attendance is either a traditional, in-person classroom setting OR a live, fully interactive webinar where you can interact with the speakers and ask questions. Please note that watching a recorded webinar that requires you to periodically verify you are still watching is NOT live attendance. 


CLICK HERE for additional information regarding FREE online CLE opportunities, confirmation of pending CLE credits and CLE requirements. 

CLE Reporting Tip

Tips for Submitting CLE Credit


Click here for information on submitting CLE credits for:

  • Approved Courses
  • Non-Approved Courses
  • Publication Credit
  • Teaching Credit



The State Bar will be mailing orange postcard reminders regarding membership reporting and fees in June for the July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025 fiscal year. Please be sure to log into the membership portal and verify or update your contact information (Bylaw 2.02 (b)) by JUNE 1.


Information that you will need to verify or update include:

  1.  Name of Employer (If sole practitioner, enter the sole practitioner’s name)
  2.  Address of Principal Place of Business
  3.  Telephone and Fax Numbers
  4.  Email Address

WVU College of Law

The WVU College of Law currently seeks to hire a teaching associate professor to lead our General Practice Clinic and up to two visiting associate professors to teach upper-level courses. Our Faculty Appointments Committee, chaired by Professor Caroline Osborne, will review applications on a rolling basis and recommend candidates to the faculty, the Dean, and the University. For more information about each of the positions, please refer to the following links:


Click Here for Teaching Associate Professor - General Practice Clinic

Click Here for Visiting Associate Professors

Request for Public Comment on Proposed

Legal Ethics Opinion - 24-01

The Artificial Intelligence Committee of the Office of Lawyer Disciplinary Counsel is seeking public comment on a proposed legal ethics opinion on the use of Artificial Intelligence ("AI").

All comments must be filed in writing with the Artificial Intelligence Committee, c/o Office of Lawyer Disciplinary Counsel, 4700 MacCorkle Avenue SE, Suite 1200, Charleston, WV 25304 by no later than May 1, 2024.

Click Here to View the Draft Legal Ethics Opinion


April 7 - 8, 2024

West Virginia State Bar 2024 Annual Meeting

Host: West Virginia State Bar

Location: Embassy Suites, Charleston, West Virginia


  • $75 Banquet only
  • $150 CLE Seminar only
  • $225 Sunday Banquet and Monday CLE program

CLE: 6.0 Credit including 1.0 in ethics

Sunday, April 7th - 

  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Attorney and Judicial Welcome Reception and sponsor displays.
  • 7:30-9:30 p.m. Annual Banquet and sponsor displays


Monday, April 8th - 

  • 8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration and sponsor displays
  • 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Continuing Legal Education Program (includes a box lunch)


State Bar Members who are employed as Federal/State Public Defenders, Federal/State Court Law Clerks, and/or with Legal Aid of WV are offered a special discounted rate of $75 for the April 8th Seminar.

Click Here for Agenda
Click Here for CLE & Banquet Registration
Click Here for Federal/State/Legal Aid Registration
Click Here for BOG & YLS Seminar Only Registration

Registration closes on March 29, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

Accommodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Embassy Suites, Charleston for $149/night for Sunday, April 7, 2024 only.

Room reservations must be made by March 15, 2024.

Click Here for Embassy Suites Reservations

April 8, 2024 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Bridge the Gap Program


Host: West Virginia State Bar Young Lawyer Section


AboutNewly admitted members are required to complete a mandatory Bridge-the–Gap Program sponsored by the State Bar within 24 months after admission to the West Virginia State Bar. Any new lawyer admitted to practice between July 1, 2018 and December 31, 2020 has thirty-six months after their date of admission to complete the program due to COVID extension accommodations ordered by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. All new lawyers admitted on or after January 1, 2021, have twenty-four months after their date of admission to complete the program per Administrative Rule 6.03(a). 


Location: Embassy Suites, Charleston, West Virginia

CLE: 7.6 credits including 6.0 in ethics


Cost: Free

Click Here to Register

Registration Closes on March 28, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

Hotel: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Embassy Suites, Charleston. Click here for the room reservation link. 


Only newly admitted attorneys who have not previously completed the Bridge the Gap requirement may attend the live course to satisfy the mandatory Bridge the Gap requirements.


May 17-19, 2024

WVJLAP Annual Conference & Retreat

Host: WV Judicial & Lawyer Assistance Program

CLE: Pending

Location: Stonewall Resort - Roanoke, WV

More information coming soon.

Click Here to Register

Click Here for Hotel Room Link 


May 31, 2024

Mountain State Bar Association Annual CLE

Host: Mountain State Bar Association

CLE: Pending

Location: Martinsburg, WV

More information coming soon.

July 20 – August 3, 2024

CLE Abroad Program:

Oxford, England


Host: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in partnership with the West Virginia Bar Association

CLE: 30 hours, including 6 in Ethics

Date: July 20 – August 3, 2024

Platform: Live

Event Highlights: Join us for Oxford Summer School on the British Legal System and Profession where you'll embark on a unique two-week educational expedition to the native home of common law. This international adventure includes optional excursions to Scotland or Ireland. *$500 refundable deposit due by May 1, 2024

Click Here to Register

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