A person, not an applicant for or holder of a license to practice law, who has been refused a license or registration for any cause other than failure to pass the examination given by the board, or whose certificate, license, registration or authority has been suspended or revoked, may, within thirty days after the decision of the board, present his petition in writing to the circuit court of the county in which such person resides, or to the judge of such court in vacation, praying for the review and reversal of such decision. Before presenting his petition to the court or judge, the petitioner shall mail copies thereof to the president and secretary, respectively, of the board. Upon receipt of such copy the secretary shall forthwith transmit to the clerk of such court the record of the proceeding before the board. The court or judge shall fix a time for the review of said proceeding at his earliest convenience. Notice in writing of the time and place of such hearing shall be given to the president and secretary of the board at least ten days before the date set therefor. The court or judge shall, without a jury, hear and determine the case upon the record of the proceedings before the board. The court or judge may enter an order affirming, revising or reversing the decision of the board if it appears that the decision was clearly wrong. Prior to the entry of such order, no order shall be made or entered by the court to stay or supersede any suspension, revocation or cancellation of any such certificate, license, registration or authority. The judgment of the circuit court may be reviewed upon appeal in the supreme court of appeals.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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