Revised W.Va. appellate rules begin Dec. 1

Chris Dickerson Oct. 19, 2010, 2:50pm


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) -- The state Supreme Court's Revised Rules of Appellate Procedure are ready and will go into effect Dec. 1.

"I am a woman of my word," Chief Justice Robin Jean Davis said. "I said we'd have them ready for release and distribution Dec. 1. The rules were promulgated last week, and they are effective Dec. 1."

Davis said she is "extremely excited" that the process is complete.

" We had 42 responses when we sent them out for public comment," she said. "Everybody had good suggestions. We made many, many of those changes, and we did some tweaking based upon the comments."

She said she also was pleased that all of the stakeholders -- business, labor, big companies, small business, law firms - suggested changes.

"More than 600 attorneys, court officials and individuals attended public seminars around the state while the rules were open for comment," Davis said. "Of those, we had 42 individuals and organizations submit their written comments to the court."

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