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Information for Attorneys

Attorneys practice law in front of magistrates, family court judges, circuit court judges, Intermediate Court of Appeals Judges, and Supreme Court Justices. Below are resources attorneys might find helpful in working with court staff.


General Information

Office of the Clerk

The appellate courts' clerk maintains dockets and records, handles administrative matters, and serves as a goodwill ambassador to the public. 

Supreme Court of Appeals

West Virginia's highest court which has jurisdiction over the entire state court system. 

Intermediate Court of Appeals

The Judiciary's newest court, the Intermediate Court of Appeals, has limited jurisdiction and hears appeals from circuit courts in civil cases and those involving guardianship and conservatorship; appeals from family courts except ones concerning domestic violence; appeals from state agencies or administrative law judges; and appeals dealing with workers' compensation. 

Mass Litigation Panel

Seven active or senior status judges that efficiently manage and resolve mass litigation, including opioid, asbestos, and flood litigation among others. 

Business Court Division

A specialized court docket that manages and resolves litigation involving commercial issues and disputes between businesses. 

Remote Hearing Information

A quick guide to assist non-court employees when participating in Skype for Business remote hearings.




A web-based application designed to allow registered users to file and receive service copies of court documents electronically. Both appellate courts, circuit and family courts, and the Mass Litigation Panel have e-filing.

Bar Admissions

Looking to become a member of the West Virginia Bar? Looking for Bar Exam Results?  This page includes, applications, fee schedules, reciprocity information, and bar exam results. 

West Virginia State Bar

An agency of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia that serves active and in-active West Virginia licensed attorneys. 

Judicial and Lawyer Assistance Program

Established by the Supreme Court in 2013, the program is free and confidential and provides consultation, referral, intervention, crisis management, monitoring, and peer support for lawyers, judges, bar applicants, and law students with a variety of issues: retirement, stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, and other mental, physical, and emotional health issues. 

Court Rules

Rules promulgated for all cases and proceedings, civil and criminal, for all courts in the state of West Virginia relating to writs, warrants, process, practice, and procedure.