Wednesday, April 26, 2006

New West Virginia legal weblog

Bob Coffield has this pointer to a new legal weblog by a West Virginia practitioner: Harvey's Blog, written by Nitro attorney Harvey Peyton. Mr. Peyton is the President of the West Virginia Trial Lawyer's association, and he has been speaking out against the Chamber of Commerce's recent ad campaign critical of West Virginia's legal climate. Welcome to the blogosphere!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

A great resource for West Virignia lawyers

If you haven't already, be sure to check out the West Virginia Record. This online and print publication covers statewide West Virignia court news, including local news from a whole host of counties. I'm not sure who is behind the publication, but the articles seem to have a decidedly pro-business bent. They have an RSS feed, which can be found here.

Every 7-14 days, the Record publishes articles called "This Just In" that list the new civil suit filings for several West Virginia counties, including Berkeley, Cabell, Kanawha, Mason, Mingo, Monongalia, Ohio, Putnam, Upshur and Wayne. (Here is an example of the most recent article from Berkeley County). "This Just In" is a terrific resource I don't think you can find anywhere else. Every West Virginia practitioner should have the West Virginia Record's RSS feed in their news aggregator.

Four more years?

This blog is 4 years old today. Thanks to everyone who has stuck with me over the years. There are so many great legal weblogs out there now that I can hardly keep up. I spend a lot more time reading than posting, unfortunately, but I will continue to share whenever I can.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

New RSS feed for West Virginia Legislature

Bob Coffield points out, over at the Health Care Law Blog, that the West Virginia Legislature has added RSS to its web site. The "wrap-up" publication is included in the feed (http://www.legis.state.wv.us/RSS/rss.xml). Now wouldn't it be nice if you could subscribe to feeds for groups of bills by subject area?

Bob also has a nice summary here of the 2006 health care related legislation.