The West Virginia State Bar
2006 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25311
Telephone: (304) 558-2456
Fax: (304) 558-2467
The West Virginia State Bar was initiated through an Order of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. It serves as an administrative agency of the Court. The operation of the State Bar is financed by the membership dues and fees paid by State Bar members - no state taxpayers money is involved.
The mission of the State Bar is to improve the administration of justice in the state, provide legal services and assistance to the citizens of West Virginia and initiate beneficial programs and activities for the members of the legal profession. Two top priorities of the State Bar are the ethics and professionalism of lawyers as well as their continuing legal education.
There are separate Committees within the State Bar, covering every aspect and type of legal practice. The Young Lawyers Section is a leader in many aspects of the Bar's operation.
The Annual Meeting of the State Bar is held during the last part of April or first week of May at locations around the state. Hundreds of State Bar members attend this event to hear excellent speakers, attend worthwhile seminars and participate in State Bar work.
The West Virginia State Bar is a member of the Southern Conference of Bar Presidents and participates actively at the regular meetings of the American Bar Association, the National Association of Bar Executives and the National Conference of Bar Presidents.
Current Officers & Leadership
Continuing Legal Education Coordinator
Public Information & Services