WVAJ Membership Application
Membership in WVAJ is one of the best investments you can make for your practice. As a member, you will benefit not only from networking with colleagues and advancing your practice through exceptional continuing legal education opportunities, but you will also help forge the path for civil trial practice in West Virginia. Whether through working with lawmakers in Charleston, amicus curiae support in our courtrooms or educating the public about our issues, WVAJ provides you with numerous ways to get involved and make a real difference in West Virginia.
WVAJ Dues Structure
Regular Membership dues are based on the date you first passed any state bar.
0 – 2 Years Free
2 – 5 Years $195
5 – 10 Years $295
10 – 15 Years $345
More than 15 Years $395
Retired WVAJ Attorney $100
Must be a former WVAJ member and be listed as inactive with the WV Bar
Government/Public Service $70
Must be a full-time attorney for a governmental agency or in the public service sector (i.e. Legal Aid)
Court-Appointed Panel Attorney $75
Practice must be comprised of 75 percent or more court-appointed work to qualify
Law Professor $70
Must be a full-time professor of law at an accredited law school
Law Student $20
Legal Assistant (must be employed by WVAJ member attorney)
0-5 Years $35
More than 5 Years $50
Paralegal Student $20
WVAJ Membership Application
To become a member of the West Virginia Association for Justice, complete the online membership application. You may pay your application dues online with a secure credit card transaction. WVAJ accepts Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover. If you wish to pay by check, WVAJ will invoice after your application is received.
Your application will be reviewed by the executive committee and/or its designees upon receipt.
Our Member Certification
As part of your application process, you must certify that your practice—and the practice of the firm with which you are affiliated—does not include the defense of personal injury claims, wrongful death claims, workers compensation claims and/or the representation of other interests adverse to consumers, workers and the mission of the West Virginia Association for Justice. This member certification will be sent to you after we receive your membership application.
We understand that many West Virginia attorneys, particularly in rural counties, do some defense work or that you may have long standing clients that result in some defense work from time to time. We do not want this to disqualify you from membership. Thus, we created a waiver provision. If you do some defense work, please consider applying for a waiver. Check the appropriate box on the certification form and submit your written request for a waiver.
To join, download our membership application. Complete the form and mail it with payment to:
West Virginia Association for Justice
P. O. Box 3968
Charleston, West Virginia 25339
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