Offutt Nord Burchett, PLLC congratulates Member, Steven K. Nord, on his recent election as Vice-Chairperson of the WV Lawyer Disciplinary Board. Steve will also serve as the Chairperson for the Lawyer Disciplinary Board Hearing Panel. The Lawyer Disciplinary Board, with the assistance of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, has jurisdiction to investigate complaints against lawyers for violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct; to hold hearings; and, to make recommendations with respect to disciplinary action to be taken against lawyers. The Board consists of two-thirds practicing lawyers and one-third non-lawyers, all appointed by the President of the Board of Governors of The West Virginia State Bar. The Board is divided into an Investigative Panel, which reviews complaints, and a Hearing Panel, which presides over hearings and makes recommendations to the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.