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--Training:  Our next virtual training on the Ethics and Open Meetings Acts will be on December 1​ at noon. The training is open to all.  Email for an invite. The training has been approved for 1 hour of CLE and CPE credits.​

--Webinar: On November 16 from 9-noon, learn the laws about becoming a Judge at: So You Wanna Be a Judge​.  Sponsored by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the Judicial Investigation Commission, the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office, and the West Virginia Ethics Commission. You may review the Updated Judicial Investigation Commission Campaign Handbook here​.  

--Elections Booklet:  ​Are you thinking about running for public office?  To assist you in understanding the rules, the Ethics Commission has published an Election​​Booklet containing guidance on Ethics Act rules and other laws within the Commission’s jurisdiction governing campaigns and successful candidates once they are sworn into office.  Helpful information about elections may also be found in our October 2019 Newsletter.​

--Hearings Continued:  VCRB​ No. 2022-02, Respondent Lillie Junkins, Former Vice Mayor, City of Clarksburg, and VCRB No. 2022-04, Respondent James E. Marino, Former Mayor, City of Clarksburg​.  The Public Hearings, previously scheduled for September 19, 2023, have been continued. Click here for Notices of Continuance.​

--New Advisory Opinions:  The Ethics Commission issued the following Advisory Opinions on September 7:  To view the Opinions, click AO 2023-08; AO 2023-09; AO 2023-10; AO 2023-11; and AO 2023-12​.

--Ethics Newsletter:  To view Volume 18 of the Newsletter, click h​ere.  ​​

​--Financial Disclosure Statement:  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​For information about searching for or filing a Financial Disclosure Statement, click he​​re.  ​​​​

--Lobbyist Online Expense Reporting:​  To file expenses online, click here​​.​

--Lobbyist Directory:  To view the latest version of the Lobbyist Directory, click 

​​​--​​New Law: Contracts for ​Lobbying Services:  Effective July 1, 2022, state agencies, municipalities, counties, and school districts in the State that have contracted for lobbying services must disclose​ s​pecific information to the Ethics Commission.  For more information, click here.​