McCartney will develop and implement seminars for the professional development of lawyers who practice in the Mountain State. She will also lead strategic planning, assessment and evaluation of WVCLE initiatives in alignment with the college's strategic plan.
“I look forward to serving the members of West Virginia’s Bar in designing a curriculum of timely topics and engaging speakers to help each of them move forward with their professional goals,” McCartney said. “Legal professionals hold themselves to the highest standards of integrity and professional responsibility, and the Bar self-regulates through the fulfillment of continuing legal education requirements.”
McCartney has worked as an attorney with Jackson Kelly PLLC and Huddleston Bolen, now Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.
She received her J.D. in 2013 from the WVU College of Law, where she was a W.E.B. DuBois Fellow. She earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and political science from Marshall University and in psychology from the University of Debrecen in Hungary.
Founded in 1980, WVCLE offers professional education for the more than 6,700 lawyers who maintain their license to practice in the state. The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia requires attorneys in the state to earn 24 mandatory CLE credit hours every two years. WVCLE is managed solely by the WVU College of Law.
The next WVCLE seminar is Litigation 2020 , to be held on February 7 and 8 at the Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center in Davis, West Virgof inia.