Research Center

Conference Materials

Note: The conference materials have now been archived. If you attended the conference and need a copy of the materials, please contact


The Criminal Law Research Center was established in 1981 under the auspices of the West Virginia Public Defender Services (WVPDS).  The Center acts as a source for criminal law research and information for WVPDS corporations, panel attorneys and private attorneys.

In addition to publishing the West Virginia Criminal Law Digest, the Center provides other publications, manuals and documents at reasonable rates. In 2001, the Center began conducting seminars and training sessions throughout West Virginia to assist practicing criminal attorneys.

For up-to-date information about the seminars and training sessions, check out the CLE Schedule.