§4-12-2. Purposes and duties


Published: 2015

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WVC 4-12-2

§4-12-2. Purposes and duties.

The general purposes of the West Virginia law institute are to

promote and encourage the clarification and simplification of the

law of West Virginia, to improve the better administration of

justice and to conduct scholarly legal research and scientific

legal work. To that end it shall be the duty of the West Virginia

law institute to:

(a) Consider needed improvements in both substantive and

procedural law and to make recommendations concerning the same to

the Legislature;

(b) Examine and study the law of West Virginia to discover

defects and inequities and of recommending needed reforms;

(c) Receive and consider suggestions from judges, justices,

public officials, lawyers and the public generally as to defects

and anachronisms in the law;

(d) Recommend from time to time such changes in the law as it

deems necessary to modify or eliminate antiquated and inequitable

rules of law;

(e) Render annual reports to the Legislature and, if it deems

so advisable, accompany its reports with proposed bills to carry

out any of its recommendations;

(f) Recommend the repeal of obsolete statutes and suggest

needed amendments, additions and deletions; and

(g) Organize and conduct an annual meeting within the state

for scholarly discussions of current problems in West Virginia law, bringing together representatives of the Legislature, practicing

attorneys, members of the judiciary and West Virginia state bar and

representatives of the law teaching profession.





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