Wheeling Jesuit Graduate Appointed W.Va. Supreme Court Clerk

  WJU News
  Friday, November 3, 2017 8:48 AM
  Alumni, WJU News

Charleston, WV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has appointed former Wheeling native and Wheeling Jesuit University graduate, Eydie Gaiser, to the position of Supreme Court Clerk. 

She replaces Rory Perry II, who resigned to take a job as the Clerk of Court for the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. gaiser-web.jpg

Gaiser, a member of the WJU class of 1985, was born in Pittsburgh and moved to West Virginia, where she attended high school at Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy in Wheeling and Wheeling Jesuit University. She then attended Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh. 

Gaiser worked in private practice from 1988 through 1999, when she took a job at the Florida Supreme Court Office of State Court Administration in judicial education. She returned to West Virginia to become Deputy Supreme Court Clerk in August 2003.

West Virginia Chief Justice Loughry said, "Eydie Gaiser has served the Court for many years as Deputy Court Clerk, working side by side with Rory. We are fortunate that she is able to bring forward that experience as she assumes the role of Clerk of Court. I am confident that the transition will be seamless." 

Gaiser said, "I am truly humbled and honored that the Supreme Court of Appeals has appointed me to this position. I am extremely proud of my staff in the Clerk's Office and the work we do." 

Since Perry and Gaiser have worked together, the Supreme Court adopted the Revised Rules of Appellate Procedure in 2010 and the Clerk's Office was remodeled so the physical work space and processes could be modernized. 

West Virginia was one of the first six Supreme Courts to provide live internet streaming of Supreme Court arguments, beginning 2001. In 2016 the Court began working with West Virginia Public Broadcasting to provide live broadcasts of oral arguments on the West Virginia Channel and YouTube. 

Gaiser is active in the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks (NCACC), made up of clerks in state and federal appellate courts across the country, including the Supreme Court of the United States. She has served on NCACC committees, on the executive committee, and as program chairman for annual education meetings.

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