Tuesday Legal Connect

The State Bar’s Tuesday evening, 6-8:00 P.M. call in service, formerly known as the Lawyer Information Service, has a new name.  The service, intended to provide quick information to members of the public on basic legal issues, is staffed by volunteer members of the State Bar.  The service has been renamed Tuesday Legal Connect (aka:  TLC) in recognition of the significantly increased number of attorney participants, the quality of the training provided to those participants, the use of Legal Aid of West Virginia’s multiple locations and state of the art phone system, and the coordination of participants throughout the State by the staff of Legal Aid of West Virginia.  To volunteer as a participant with TLC, contact Adrienne Moore at amoore@lawv.net.  Questions:  contact TLC/LRS Chairperson, Mark Adkins at madkins@bowlesrice.com or State Bar ED, Anita Casey at casey@wvbar.org.

Criminal Justice Act Panel Applications

The United States District Court for Southern District of West Virginia is currently accepting applications for appointment to the Criminal Justice Act Panel.  Members in good standing of the federal bar of the Southern District who have relevant experience and a desire to provide quality representation to indigent defendants in a variety of criminal matters are encouraged to review the current CJA Plan and access a PDF-fillable application from the Court’s website at www.wvsd.uscourts.gov or Click Here for an application.  The CJA Plan is located in the CJA section under CJA Orders and the application is located under CJA Panel.  Both include full eligibility requirements.  Applications are due by April 18, 2014.  Angie Volk, CJA Supervising Attorney for the Southern District, is available to address any questions at 304-347-3191 or angie_volk@wvsd.uscourts.gov.

Use of Life Insurance in Estate Planning / Business Transition Planning

Renowned estate planning speakers Charles Ratner and Laura Malone will present a four-hour continuing education seminar on the topics of “Use of Life Insurance in Estate Planning” and “Business Transition Planning” respectively on February 27 in conjunction with the North Central West Virginia Estate Planning Council.

The opening session at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown begins at 10:00 a.m. Lunch is included and the seminar will end by 3:00 p.m.

Non-members are invited to attend for $125 payable in advance or at the door by making a reservation at lgyorko@bbandt.com. Renewing NCWVEPC members can attend at no charge by RSVP’ing to the same e-mail address.

Attorneys, CPAs, trust officers, CLUs, CFPs, ChFCs, CTFAs and nonprofit development officers working in the estate planning field are invited to join the council by contacting Joshua Rogers, president, at Joshua.rogers@dinsmore.com.

Continuing education credits have been applied for.

The seminar sponsor is Dinsmore & Shohl and council sponsors are Arnett Foster Toothman, Dinsmore & Shohl, Jackson Kelly, MVB Bank, RTanner Associates, and Wesbanco Trust and Investment Services.