The judicial council of West Virginia is hereby designated as advisory committee to make observation and report to the supreme court of appeals, from time to time, such recommendations as may, in its judgment, be proper; and all rules promulgated by the supreme court of appeals under the authority of this section shall, before taking effect, be referred to the chairman of the judicial council, the president of the West Virginia bar association and to the judge of every court affected thereby. In the event a hearing is requested, within twenty days after such reference, by any five of the persons so designated, the supreme court of appeals shall thereupon designate a day when a hearing on the matter of the adoption of such rules shall be held. In the event no hearing is requested or, if requested, after such hearing, the supreme court of appeals shall be free to adopt or reject the proposed rules. General rules and regulations governing pleading, practice and procedure, and local rules, shall from time to time be published as an appendix to the official reports of the supreme court of appeals and bound therewith.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session