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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

Professionalism: How Wonderful it Really is to be a Lawyer

by Kevin Johnson
On demand
1h 2m 04s
Professionalism in the practice of law is not just complying with the Code of Professional Conduct. It is about how a lawyer is as a lawyer. This presentation describes what professionalism looks like in key areas of a law practice. Integrity, competence, attorney-client relations, dealing with other attorneys and with society, as well as why attorneys should look out for each other. A good attorney is ethical, it is the great attorney who understands and exercises professionalism throughout the day and over time.

Extreme Hardship Criteria in Waiver and Cancellation of Removal Cases: Clinical Strategies and Challenges for Immigration Lawyers

by Mark Silver
On demand
1h 2m 56s
In this seminar, forensic expert Mark Silver provides the immigration lawyer with a detailed analysis of criteria considered by clinical experts when undertaking a psychosocial evaluation in extreme hardship cases for waivers and cancellation of removal cases. Here, Mr. Silver integrates important legal considerations with the psychosocial criteria offering new and different insights to better advocate for the clients and their family members. He also reviews the different challenges that have an impact on extreme hardship considerations. Additionally, he addresses how to best present these issues to help your client.

Introduction to Trademark Law - An Overview from the PTO’s Pet Peeves in Applying for a Trademark to Proving Infringement in Federal Court

by Ken Kula
On demand
1h 4m 36s
Young and old attorneys can always learn something about Trademark Law. In this introduction to Trademarks, attorneys learn the basics of Trademark Law from prosecution of a Trademark to obtain one through litigation when a Trademark is infringed. The presentation is broken down into three sections. First, the results of an interview with a Trademark Examiner from the United States Patent and Trademark Office about her prosecution pet peeves is addressed. Second, the basics of Trademarks is presented. Third, a sample case on Trademark infringement is thoroughly analyzed and discussed.

What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

by Michael Riela
On demand
1h 1m 13s
Attorneys in firms of all sizes – from solo practitioners to lawyers are multinational Big Law firms - face a number of ethical issues relating to cybersecurity, and preserving the confidentiality and security of their clients’ data. Contrary to what some lawyers may believe, law firms are often a valuable target for hackers because they can hold vast collections of sensitive and highly valuable client-related data. These cybersecurity threats come from individual hackers, international cybercriminals, and even a firm’s own attorneys and other employees. This program provides a basic primer on attorneys’ ethical obligations to understand and address the cybersecurity risks they face, and provides practical advice for attorneys in addressing issues that arise will undoubtedly arise in their legal practice.