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OFFICE OF THE CLERK


Electronic Filing            
Obtaining Paper Copies            
Statistical Reports            
Physical Addresses            
Certificates of Good Standing            
Courtroom Tours            
Argument Webcast


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C. Casey Forbes is the Clerk of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and the Intermediate Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Casey is the sixteenth person to serve as Clerk of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia since the State was founded in 1863, and the second Clerk of the Intermediate Court of Appeals of West Virginia since it was founded in 2022. 

Casey is a native of Charleston. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from Shepherd University, a master’s degree in English from the College of Charleston, S.C./Citadel, and a law degree from the University of Montana. He has worked in the Office of the Clerk since 2018 as a staff attorney then deputy clerk. He previously served as a staff attorney for the West Virginia Legislature; a writ clerk in the Supreme Court's Office of Counsel; an attorney in private practice, during which time he was appointed as a mental hygiene commissioner in and for Kanawha County; and an assistant attorney general. He lives in Charleston with his wife, two children, and two dogs.

The Clerk's Office is open for business 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, except holidays and emergency court closures.             
Supreme Court of Appeals Clerk's Office Phone: (304) 558-2601             
Intermediate Court of Appeals Clerk's Office Phone: (304) 558-3258

For information on a County Circuit Court, go to the Court Information by County page.


ELECTRONIC FILING

On July 1, 2022, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and the Intermediate Court of Appeals of West Virginia began e-filing for newly filed cases. Attorneys must file new cases on or after July 1, 2022, through the e-filing system--File and ServeXpress (FSX). FSX has provided e-filing service to West Virginia’s mass litigation panel cases since 2008. To protect the right to appeal for all parties, self-represented parties who do not have access to e-filing may file in paper. Rule 38A of the Rules of Appellate Procedure governs e-filing.


OBTAINING PAPER COPIES

Cases on the argument calendar: For cases on the argument calendar, the Clerk's Office posts the lower court's order and the briefs filed by the parties, unless the case contains confidential material.

Other cases: All public filings are available for inspection upon request. Charges for paper copies vary depending on whether the case is pending or closed. We can retrieve pleadings in most closed cases from archive materials with advance notice. Please allow sufficient time for the Clerk’s Office to process the request and retrieve the archived material. In cases of significant public interest, the Clerk's Office will make filings available on this Court’s website.

Charges for paper copies are as follows:             
$1 per page for all opinions;             
$0.25 per page for copies of documents in pending cases;             
$1 per page for documents in closed cases;             
$2 per page for any documents reproduced from microfilm.


STATISTICAL REPORTS 

The Clerk's Office compiles an annual statistical report that covers case filings, dispositions, and other measures of interest to those who follow the Supreme Court. Reports for the following years are available:

SUPREME COURT CASELOAD REPORTS
Current: 2021 - 2022
2020 - 2021
2019 - 2020
2018 - 2019
2017 - 2018
2016 - 2017
2015 - 2016
2015-Caseload Characteristics
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004            
2004 - Opinion Supplement
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998

PHYSICAL ADDRESSES

C. Casey Forbes, Clerk of Court            
Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia            
State Capitol Rm E-317            
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East            
Charleston WV 25305

The Clerk's Office is located on the third floor of the East Wing of the State Capitol.

Metered parking is available on California Avenue, which runs directly along the East Wing, and at the Greenbrier Street entrance on the west side of the capitol.

C. Casey Forbes, Clerk of Court            
Intermediate Court of Appeals of West Virginia            
WV Judicial Tower            
4700 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, Second Floor            
Charleston WV 25304

The Clerk's Office of the Intermediate Court of Appeals is located on the second floor of the West Virginia Judicial Tower.

Parking is available on location.


CERTIFICATES OF GOOD STANDING

To request a Certificate of Good Standing signed by the Clerk, send the request in writing with the statutory $5 fee to the Clerk's Office:

C. Casey Forbes            
State Capitol Room E-317            
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East            
Charleston, WV 25305

Provide your name and the city and state of your current residence. The cost is $5 per certificate. Make checks payable the State of West Virginia.


COURTROOM TOURS

With advance notice, the Clerk's Office at the Capitol location will conduct tours of the beautiful Supreme Court Chamber designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert. The tours are suitable for school groups of all ages and other interested visitors. Tours can accommodate up to eighty persons. The courtroom is generally not available for tours on days when the Court is holding oral arguments. Please check the argument calendar to avoid a conflict. To schedule a tour, contact the Clerk's Office at (304) 558-2601.


ARGUMENT WEBCAST
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Argument Webcast

WebcastOn days when the Court hears oral arguments, the Clerk's Office provides a live webcast. Under Rule 42(j): "The live webcast of oral arguments is provided by the Court as a public service and is not intended to provide an official record of proceedings. The webcast may not be rebroadcast in any manner, in whole or in part, without the prior express written permission of the Court." The number of simultaneous connections is limited; during cases of high demand some users may not be able to connect.