Donations to Afghanistan Women and Children – Thank you!

Commander William R. Hinerman of the US Navy would like to thank
everyone who contributed to the donations sent to the children’s home in
Kabul, Afghanistan!  The teachers, administrators, and children of the
Women for Afghan Women Children’s Support Center very much appreciate
the benevolent generosity. The donations were delivered on July 17th, requiring 2
pickup trucks to haul it all. They cannot accept further contributions at
this juncture, but this project was a resounding success. Commander Hagerman’s sends his sincere gratitude to all of the people that helped with this project.

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WVU College of Law Campus Interviews

It is time to register for Fall 2013 on campus interviews (OCI)at the West Virginia University College of Law. There are two on campus interview sessions for law firms, courts, government agencies and corporations. The first session (week one) begins a week earlier than last year in order to keep pace with other schools’ interview schedules. Week One will begin Monday, August 26 and will last until Friday, August 30 – there are still slots available on the 29 & 30. Week Two will run fromTuesday, September 3- Friday, September 6. Additional weeks may be added if needed. If you wish to simply collect resumes to review, please select Week One.

WVU LAW uses Symplicity to coordinate and register employers for on campus interviews. If you have not received a username and passwordfor Symplicity, your firm/officewill need to access the site to set up your employer profile.To do this, goto https://law-wvu-csm.symplicity.com/employers to register your account or, if registered, to sign up for an on-campus interview date.

If you have any questions please contact Ros Lister, Asst. Director for Career Services, at 304-293-7750 or rosalind.lister@mail.wvu.edu

Notice and Invitation – New Bar Committee – Professional Discipline and Ethics

Due to the recognized increase in professional disciplinary cases and ethics investigations across all professions and in all segments of public service, a new State Bar Committee is being created so that interested members of the Bar can come together to discuss and share information, ideas and issues affecting those who need legal representation in this specialized area. An organizational meeting for this Committee has been scheduled at The State Bar Offices, 2000 Deitrick Boulevard in Charleston on July 31, 2013, beginning at 12:00 o’clock p.m. Lunch will be available for attendees who respond by July 30, that they will attend. If you plan to attend, please call or e-mail Kathy Henning at (304) 553-7225, henningk@wvbar.org. If you wish to participate in the meeting by conference call, the dial in number is 1-760-569-7171 with a participant code of 582251. For more information, call or e-mail Mike Benninger at (304) 241-1856, mike@benningerlaw.com.

MCLE Updates – July 2013

The current 2012-2014 MCLE reporting period does not end until June 30, 2014. We are working diligently to get MCLE submissions online again very  shortly. You can submit a paper form from our website or wait until our new system is up for online submissions. Thank you for your patience as   we upgrade our new system.

Beginning on September 1, 2013 any attorney who attends a CLE held at a location outside of West Virginia must confirm with the seminar sponsor that the seminar sponsor has paid the appropriate fee for approval of the seminar to the West Virginia State Bar.  If the seminar sponsor is not a West Virginia State Bar presumptive provider (i.e. has paid the $500 yearly sponsor fee) or has not paid $50 for approval of the specific seminar, each individual attorney wishing to receive WV MCLE credit for the course must complete Form A and remit a $20 processing fee to the West Virginia State Bar.

All seminars that have been pre-approved will be listed by provider on the new WV State Bar membership portal in a drop down menu on the MCLE screen.  Seminar sponsors are being required by the WV State Bar MCLE Commission to provide a list of attendees within 30 days following each approved seminar.  If you are unable to locate your seminar on the website more than 30 days after attending the same, and you believe that your seminar was pre-approved, please contact Hope Gresham.

Legal Services Day For Sexual Assault and Stalking Victims

Legal Aid of West Virginia and CONTACT Rape Crisis Center are hosting a free legal services day for sexual assault and stalking victims. The event is scheduled for Friday, August 16, 2013, at the Huntington Legal Aid office (1005 Sixth Avenue, Huntington, WV). Legal Aid is looking for attorneys to volunteer for the free legal services day.  Each attorney will be paired with CONTACT clients in 45-minute appointment blocks and will provide free legal advice during each appointment. Legal Aid needs attorneys for the morning shift (9a.m.-12 p.m.) and afternoon shift (1 p.m.-3 p.m.). Lunch will be provided. All interested attorneys should contact Leigh Anne Adkins, Legal Aid paralegal, 304-697-2070, ext. 2514.