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West Virginia CLE Requirements

Whether you're an experienced West Virginia attorney or a West Virginia newly admitted attorney, here's what you need to know about West Virginia’s mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) requirements.

West Virginia CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement24 credits every 2 years
Categories21 General
3 Ethics
CLE Compliance deadline

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Supreme Court of West Virginia has extended the CLE compliance deadline to September 30, 2020.

June 30 (even years)

CLE Reporting deadline

COVID-19 UPDATEThe Supreme Court of West Virginia has extended the CLE reporting deadline to September 30, 2020.

July 31 

Approved Quimbee formatsQuimbee CLE courses for West Virginia attorneys are coming soon. Click here to be notified via email. 

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Supreme Court of West Virginia has waived the requirement for in-person courses for the 2018-2020 reporting periods

On-demand (limit 12 credits)
Carryover6 General credits
CLE reporting instructionsProviders report attendance to the West Virginia State Bar.

West Virginia CLE Requirements

West Virginia attorneys must complete 24 credits, including 3 ethics credits, every 2 years.

Quimbee CLE courses for West Virginia attorneys are coming soon. Click here to be notified via email.

**COVID-19 UPDATE**: The Supreme Court of West Virginia has waived the requirement for in-person courses for the 2018-2020 reporting periods.

West Virginia attorneys can complete up to 12 credits through Quimbee’s on-demand courses.

  • Attend approved, live CLE courses.

  • Attend bar review courses for jurisdictions other than West Virginia.

  • Teaching an approved CLE course.

  • Publish legal writing.

  • Attend Bar Committee meetings.

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Supreme Court of West Virginia has extended the CLE compliance deadline to September 30, 2020.

West Virginia attorneys must complete their CLE requirements by June 30 in even years.

Yes, up to 6 general credits can be carried over to the following reporting cycle.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted West Virginia attorneys are required to complete a mandatory Bridge the Gap course within 24 months after admission to the West Virginia State Bar.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Supreme Court of West Virginia has extended the CLE reporting deadline to September 30, 2020.

All credits must be reported by July 31 in even years.

Providers report attendance to the West Virginia State Bar.

Resources

WV MCLE Commission

2000 Deitrick Blvd 

Charleston, WV 25311-1231 

304-553-7220 

Angela Volk

Compliance Coordinator

[email protected]

Newest West Virginia courses

Stress, Competence, and the Seven Elements of Self

by Jason Potter
On demand
1h 3m 43s
Stress can cause serious harm to one’s health, or even death. Approximately 120,000 people die every year as a direct result of work-related stress, and over 75% of physician visits pertain to stress-related issues. Over the years, stress has been normalized in the legal ecosystem, with success and achievement outweighing balance and wellbeing. Chronic stress can have a dangerous impact on attorney wellbeing and competence to practice law, but there’s a movement within the profession to change all that. In this presentation, we’ll take a humorous look at stress and burnout in the context of attorney competence and explore the concept of attorney wellbeing. We’ll then use a self-mastery framework called the “Elements of Self” to explore individual techniques and practices for reducing stress, achieving wellbeing, and maintaining competence.

A Primer on Excessive Force and the Fourth Amendment

by Jason Potter
On demand
1h 0m 37s
All police must comply with the U.S. Constitution. When they don’t, the harm police cause is unjustified, and its impact can be far reaching. In this presentation, we introduce you to the major issues that arise in representing people harmed by police during an “arrest, investigatory stop, or other seizure.” We will take a practical look at the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable seizures, and the primary vehicle for addressing excessive police force—42 U.S.C. § 1983. In doing so, we will explore Fourth Amendment excessive force caselaw, including the doctrine of qualified immunity, and touch on the hot topic of police bodycams.

Ethics. Writing. Tacos.

by Jason Potter
On demand
1h 3m 48s
Legal writing is perhaps the most important tool of the legal profession. Nonetheless, attorneys regularly violate ethical duties in their writing, and those violations go undetected. Systemic unethical legal writing impacts the entire legal profession, as well as those we serve and the community in which we practice. In this presentation, we examine seven common ethical issues in legal research, writing, and advocacy in the context of litigation. We examine the ethical duties of competence, diligence, and candor as embodied in the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. And how do tacos factor in? Well, you’ll just have to see—it just might guac your world!

Fighting BAC: Defending Breath Test Prosecutions

by Jason Potter
On demand
1h 3m 12s
Over the past several years, there has been a trend toward scrutinizing DWI breath test technology. In a 2019 investigative study, the New York Times discovered what DWI attorneys have known for a long time: that breath tests are “often unreliable.” In this presentation, we will explore some foundational issues in defending a “breath test” prosecution. Core concepts will include Henry’s Law, Beer’s law, and the variable of temperature. This presentation isn’t meant to make you an expert in the area, but it will introduce you to some core issues involved in beating bad breath.