Bar Blast – June 26, 2018

June 26, 2018
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Appellate Practice Committee
The State Bar is forming an Appellate Practice Committee. The purpose of this Committee will be to promote the skills of West Virginia appellate advocates, offer continuing legal education opportunities, monitor changes to the Rules of Appellate Procedure, and foster professionalism and excellence in appellate advocacy.  The Committee also will serve as a resource for the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to assist in rule evaluations and amendments, pro bono appointments, and other programs.  Any member interested in participating should contact Carte Goodwin at cgoodwin@fbtlaw.com or 304-345-0111

Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia is currently seeking candidates for the position of Administrative Director. This position is responsible for all administrative aspects of the Court and reports directly to the Supreme Court Justices. Position posting details, applications, and instructions are available at www.courtswv.gov.

Keller Notice to State Bar Members
The time schedule which will be followed on Keller issues is available on the Bar’s website at https://www.mywvbar.org/feeguidelines. If any member has a question concerning this matter, contact Anita Casey at The West Virginia State Bar at 304-553-7228 or by e-mail at caseya@wvbar.org.

Lawyer Referral Service Upgrade
The West Virginia State Bar Lawyer Referral Service was recently upgraded to a new system.  Clients seeking attorneys now have the ability to request a consultation or find contact information for an attorney at www.wvlawyerreferral.org. The new system allows registered attorneys the ability to track their incoming referrals using www.wvlawyerreferral.org. To sign up as an attorney on the lawyer referral service go to https://www.mywvbar.org/members/profile and select “Yes” in the Lawyer Referral Service Section register while reporting your FRD & IOLTA information.

MCLE Reminder for the July 1, 2016-June 30, 2018 Reporting Period
The July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018 reporting period ends June 30, 2018.  The filing deadline is July 31, 2018.  Please login to the member portal at www.mywvbar.org and go to My Transcript to view the credits reported, and to confirm, edit, or delete any pending submissions from the sponsor reporting.  Credits may be completed during the month of July 2018 and carried back to the July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018 period, without penalty.  Please be sure to select the appropriate reporting period.  Credits filed after August 1, 2018, or later will require a $50 late filing fee.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE LAST REMINDER FOR ALL MEMBERS.  E-MAILS WILL ONLY BE SENT TO INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS NOT YET IN COMPLIANCE BEGINNING JULY 6, 2018.

Public Comment

Proposed Revisions to Governance Documents 
The Supreme Court of Appeals is Requesting Comment on Proposed Revisions to the Governance Documents for the West Virginia State Bar – the proposed revisions are set forth in the Court’s order. Click here 

to view the order. Comment period expires August 14, 2018
Click here to view highlights of the proposed revisions.

Request for Public Comment
Public comments may be filed in response to proposal to amend the Administrative Rules for Magistrate courts allowing reimbursement for either landline phone or cellular phone. Click
here to view the order.

Request for Public Comment
The Court is requesting public comment on proposed amendments to the Rules for Admission to the Practice of Law in West Virginia. Please review the attached order and file comments by August 15, 2018. Click here to view the order.

Upcoming Events

Free CLE
Marijuana Law Seminar Pre-Recorded Seminar Offering Online Credits
The WV State Bar held a Marijuana Law Seminar on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Attorneys interested in watching the pre-recorded course and earning 3.0 online credits can click here to watch the recording.

June 27, 2018
8:30-4:15
Employment Law CLE
Host: WALS Foundation
Location: First State Captiol Wheeling
Please email Sean Duffy at spd@walslaw.com or call 304-905-1690 with any questions.
Click here for the schedule and registration informtion

July 9-10, 2018
8:30-4:15
Annual, Free Cross-Training Conferences on Child Abuse/Neglect and Juvenile Law
Host: West Virginia Court Improvement Program
Location: Lakeview Resort, Morgantown, WV
Please email Kandi Greter at kandi.greter@courtswv.gov or call 304-340-2755 with any questions.
Click here for more information

July 11, 2018
Negotiation Skills for Advocates and Mediators-An Interactive Process
Advanced Mediation Training
Host: State Bar ADR Committee
Location: Bridgeport Conference Center
Cost: $150.00
Approved for 7.5 CLE credits
A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at Wingate by Wyndham, 350 Conference Center Way in Bridgeport, at a discounted rate ($80) for the event.  In order to receive the discounted rate, inform the hotel that you are attending the West Virginia State Bar’s event when making your reservation.  The number is 304-808-1000.  The code to give to the hotel to get the discounted rate is CGBAR2.
Click here to view a copy of the agenda
To view copies of the CV’s of the presenters, click  here and here
Click here to register

July 16-17, 2018
Annual, Free Cross-Training Conferences on Child Abuse/Neglect and Juvenile Law
Host: West Virginia Court Improvement Program
Location: Charleston Civic Center Charleston, WV
Please email Kandi Greter at kandi.greter@courtswv.gov or call 304-340-2755 with any questions.
Click here for more information

July 26, 2018, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Free and Live CLE
Co-Employment Issues in West Virginia
Host: WV State Bar
Location: State Bar Center and broadcast statewide via video and tele-conference
Approved for 3.0 CLE general credits
Click here to register for live attendance (Live attendance is limited to the first 35 registrants)
Click here to register to attend via video conference

*You are receiving this email because you have elected to receive the Bar-Blast from the WV State Bar. To change you email address or manage your email subscriptions, you must log into the Membership Portal at mywvbar.org. This mailing list is updated weekly.

Bar Blast – June 19, 2018

June 19, 2018
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Updated Contact Information
The State Bar annual orange postcard regarding membership fees was mailed on June 13, 2018. If you have not received your card by June 21st, contact Cheryl Moats at cheryl@wvbar.org.

Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Vacancy
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia is currently seeking candidates for the position of Administrative Director. This position is responsible for all administrative aspects of the Court and reports directly to the Supreme Court Justices. Position posting details, applications, and instructions are available at www.courtswv.gov.

Keller Notice to State Bar Members
The time schedule which will be followed on Keller issues is available on the Bar’s website at https://www.mywvbar.org/feeguidelines. If any member has a question concerning this matter, contact Anita Casey at The West Virginia State Bar at 304-553-7228 or by e-mail at caseya@wvbar.org.

Lawyer Referral Service Upgrade
The West Virginia State Bar Lawyer Referral Service was recently upgraded to a new system.  Clients seeking attorneys now have the ability to request a consultation or find contact information for an attorney at www.wvlawyerreferral.org. The new system allows registered attorneys the ability to track their incoming referrals using www.wvlawyerreferral.org. To sign up as an attorney on the lawyer referral service go to https://www.mywvbar.org/members/profile and select “Yes” in the Lawyer Referral Service Section register while reporting your FRD & IOLTA information.

MCLE Reminder for the July 1, 2016-June 30, 2018 Reporting Period
The July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018 reporting period ends June 30, 2018.  The filing deadline is July 31, 2018.  Please login to the member portal at www.mywvbar.org and go to My Transcript to view the credits reported, and to confirm, edit, or delete any pending submissions from the sponsor reporting.  Credits filed August 1, 2018 or later will require a $50 late filing fee.  Active attorneys are required a total of 24 credits, including at least 3 in legal ethics, law office management, substance abuse or elimination of bias.  Newly admitted attorneys admitted between July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 are required 12 total credits, including at least 3 in legal ethics, law office management, substance abuse or elimination of bias.  Attorneys admitted on or after July 1, 2017 are exempt for the July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018 reporting period.

Public Comment

Proposed Revisions to Governance Documents 
The Supreme Court of Appeals is Requesting Comment on Proposed Revisions to the Governance Documents for the West Virginia State Bar – the proposed revisions are set forth in the Court’s order. Click here 

to view the order. Comment period expires August 14, 2018
Click here to view highlights of the proposed revisions.

Upcoming Events

Free CLE
Marijuana Law Seminar Pre-Recorded Seminar Offering Online Credits
The WV State Bar held a Marijuana Law Seminar on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Attorneys interested in watching the pre-recorded course and earning 3.0 online credits can click here to watch the recording.

June 20, 2018, 1:00 PM
Free Webinar on Women and Retirement
Host: ABA Retirement Funds Program
Click here to register

June 27, 2018
8:30-4:15
Employment Law CLE
Host: WALS Foundation
Location: First State Captiol Wheeling
Please email Sean Duffy at spd@walslaw.com or call 304-905-1690 with any questions.
Click here for the schedule and registration informtion

Registration Closes June 22, 2018
June 28, 2018
8:30-4:30
Hot Topics for Government Lawyers
Host: Government Lawyers Committee
Location: West Virginia House of Delegates Chamber* State Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV
*In the event the Legislature is in session, the seminar will be held in the Capitol Room of the State Training Center.
Contact Martha Hill at martha.j.hill@wv.gov with any questions.
Click here to register
Click here to view the agenda

July 11, 2018
Negotiation Skills for Advocates and Mediators-An Interactive Process
Advanced Mediation Training
Host: State Bar ADR Committee
Location: Bridgeport Conference Center
Cost: $150.00
Approved for 7.5 CLE credits
A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at Wingate by Wyndham, 350 Conference Center Way in Bridgeport, at a discounted rate ($80) for the event.  In order to receive the discounted rate, inform the hotel that you are attending the West Virginia State Bar’s event when making your reservation.  The number is 304-808-1000.  The code to give to the hotel to get the discounted rate is CGBAR2.
Click here to view a copy of the agenda
To view copies of the CV’s of the presenters, click  here and here
Click here to register

Save the Date: July 26, 2018, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Free and Live CLE
Co-Employment Issues in West Virginia
Host: WV State Bar
Location: State Bar Center and broadcast statewide via video and tele-conference
Approved for 3.0 CLE general credits
Additional information coming soon

*You are receiving this email because you have elected to receive the Bar-Blast from the WV State Bar. To change you email address or manage your email subscriptions, you must log into the Membership Portal at mywvbar.org. This mailing list is updated weekly.

Bar Blast – June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018
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Updated Contact Information
The State Bar annual orange postcard regarding membership fees will be mailed on June 13, 2018. If you have not received your card by June 21st, contact Cheryl Moats at cheryl@wvbar.org.

Keller Notice to State Bar Members
The time schedule which will be followed on Keller issues is available on the Bar’s website at https://www.mywvbar.org/feeguidelines. If any member has a question concerning this matter, contact Anita Casey at The West Virginia State Bar at 304-553-7228 or by e-mail at caseya@wvbar.org.

Lawyer Referral Service Upgrade
The West Virginia State Bar Lawyer Referral Service was recently upgraded to a new system.  Clients seeking attorneys now have the ability to request a consultation or find contact information for an attorney at www.wvlawyerreferral.org. The new system allows registered attorneys the ability to track their incoming referrals using www.wvlawyerreferral.org. To sign up as an attorney on the lawyer referral service go to https://www.mywvbar.org/members/profile and select “Yes” in the Lawyer Referral Service Section register while reporting your FRD & IOLTA information.

MCLE Reminder for the July 1, 2016-June 30, 2018 Reporting Period
The July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018 reporting period ends June 30, 2018.  The filing deadline is July 31, 2018.  Please login to the member portal at www.mywvbar.org and go to My Transcript to view the credits reported, and to confirm, edit, or delete any pending submissions from the sponsor reporting.  Credits filed August 1, 2018 or later will require a $50 late filing fee.  Active attorneys are required a total of 24 credits, including at least 3 in legal ethics, law office management, substance abuse or elimination of bias.  Newly admitted attorneys admitted between July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 are required 12 total credits, including at least 3 in legal ethics, law office management, substance abuse or elimination of bias.  Attorneys admitted on or after July 1, 2017 are exempt for the July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018 reporting period.

Public Comment

Proposed Revisions to Governance Documents 
The Supreme Court of Appeals is Requesting Comment on Proposed Revisions to the Governance Documents for the West Virginia State Bar – the proposed revisions are set forth in the Court’s order. Click here 

to view the order. Comment period expires August 14, 2018
Click here to view highlights of the proposed revisions.

Proposed Rules Amendments 
The Proposed amendments are the result of the change in payment structure to members of the Judicial Investigation Commission and the Board of Law Examiners. Click here to view a copy of the order

Upcoming Events

Free CLE
Marijuana Law Seminar Pre-Recorded Seminar Offering Online Credits
The WV State Bar held a Marijuana Law Seminar on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Attorneys interested in watching the pre-recorded course and earning 3.0 online credits can click here to watch the recording.

June 13-14, 2018-Registration closes June 11, 2018
Basic Mediation Training
Host: State Bar ADR Committee
Location:

 Days Inn and Suites, Flatwoods

Approved for 16.5 CLE credits including 1.0 in Ethics
A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate ($89.99) for the event. In order to receive the discounted rate, inform the hotel that you are attending the WV State Bar’s event when making your reservation. Contact Cathy Shuman at 866-700-7284 X101 to reserve your room
For more information and to register for the event, click
here. Click here for a copy of the agenda.
THIS TRAINING IS OFFERED EVERY OTHER YEAR SO THE NEXT TRAINING WILL NOT BE UNTIL 2020. 

June 14-15, 2018
2018 Annual Indigent Defense Conference
Host: Public Defender Services
Location: Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, WV
For more information, click here
For questions, email Pamela Clark at pam.r.clark@wv.gov

June 20, 2018, 1:00 PM
Free Webinar on Women and Retirement
Host: ABA Retirement Funds Program
Click here to register

June 27, 2018
8:30-4:15
Employment Law CLE
Host: WALS Foundation
Location: First State Captiol Wheeling
Please email Sean Duffy at spd@walslaw.com or call 304-905-1690 with any questions.
Click here for the schedule and registration informtion

June 28, 2018
8:30-4:30
Hot Topics for Government Lawyers
Host: Government Lawyers Committee
Location: West Virginia House of Delegates Chamber* State Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV
*In the event the Legislature is in session, the seminar will be held in the Capitol Room of the State Training Center.
Contact Martha Hill at martha.j.hill@wv.gov with any questions.
Click here to register
Click here to view the agenda

July 11, 2018
Negotiation Skills for Advocates and Mediators-An Interactive Process
Advanced Mediation Training
Host: State Bar ADR Committee
Location: Bridgeport Conference Center
Cost: $150.00
Approved for 7.5 CLE credits
A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at Wingate by Wyndham, 350 Conference Center Way in Bridgeport, at a discounted rate ($80) for the event.  In order to receive the discounted rate, inform the hotel that you are attending the West Virginia State Bar’s event when making your reservation.  The number is 304-808-1000.  The code to give to the hotel to get the discounted rate is CGBAR2.
Click here to view a copy of the agenda
To view copies of the CV’s of the presenters, click  here and here
Click here to register

Save the Date: July 26, 2018, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Free and Live CLE
Co-Employment Issues in West Virginia
Host: WV State Bar
Location: State Bar Center and broadcast statewide via video and tele-conference
Approved for 3.0 CLE general credits
Additional information coming soon

*You are receiving this email because you have elected to receive the Bar-Blast from the WV State Bar. To change you email address or manage your email subscriptions, you must log into the Membership Portal at mywvbar.org. This mailing list is updated weekly.

Lawyer Referral Service Upgrade

The West Virginia State Bar Lawyer Referral Service was recently upgraded to a new system. Clients seeking attorneys now have the ability to request a consultation or find contact information for an attorney at www.wvlawyerreferral.org. The new system allows registered attorneys the ability to track their incoming referrals using www.wvlawyerreferral.org. To sign up as an attorney on the lawyer referral service go to https://www.mywvbar.org/members/profile and select “Yes” in the Lawyer Referral Service Section register while reporting your FRD & IOLTA information.

Bar Blast – June 5, 2018

June 5, 2018
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Updated Contact Information
The State Bar annual orange postcard regarding membership fees will be mailed on June 13, 2018. If you have not received your card by June 21st, contact Cheryl Moats at cheryl@wvbar.org.

MCLE Reminder for the July 1, 2016-June 30, 2018 Reporting Period
The July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018 reporting period ends June 30, 2018.  The filing deadline is July 31, 2018.  Please login to the member portal at www.mywvbar.org and go to My Transcript to view the credits reported, and to confirm, edit, or delete any pending submissions from the sponsor reporting.  Credits filed August 1, 2018 or later will require a $50 late filing fee.  Active attorneys are required a total of 24 credits, including at least 3 in legal ethics, law office management, substance abuse or elimination of bias.  Newly admitted attorneys admitted between July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 are required 12 total credits, including at least 3 in legal ethics, law office management, substance abuse or elimination of bias.  Attorneys admitted on or after July 1, 2017 are exempt for the July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018 reporting period.

Public Comment

Proposed Revisions to Governance Documents 
The Supreme Court of Appeals is Requesting Comment on Proposed Revisions to the Governance Documents for the West Virginia State Bar – the proposed revisions are set forth in the Court’s order. Click here 

to view the order. Comment period expires August 14, 2018
Click here to view highlights of the proposed revisions.

Proposed Rules Amendments 
The Proposed amendments are the result of the change in payment structure to members of the Judicial Investigation Commission and the Board of Law Examiners. Click here to view a copy of the order

Upcoming Events

Free CLE
Marijuana Law Seminar Pre-Recorded Seminar Offering Online Credits
The WV State Bar held a Marijuana Law Seminar on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Attorneys interested in watching the pre-recorded course and earning 3.0 online credits can click here to watch the recording.

June 7-8, 2018
WVAJ Annual Convention and Seminar
Host: West Virginia Association for Justice
Location: Embassy Suites Hotel-Charleston, WV

 

Approved for 14.6 CLE credits including 3.6 in Ethics and Law Office Management
Click here to view the convention schedule and to register for the event
If you have any questions, call 304-344-0692

June 9, 2018, 9:15-3:00
West Virginia Women Attorneys Inaugural Conference
Location: WVU College of Law, Morgantown, WV

  

Approved for 5 Hours CLE credits
Contact Sandy Kinney at 304-552-1327 with questions.
Click here to register

June 13-14, 2018-Registration closes June 11, 2018
Basic Mediation Training
Host: State Bar ADR Committee
Location:

 Days Inn and Suites, Flatwoods

Approved for 16.5 CLE credits including 1.0 in Ethics
A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate ($89.99) for the event. In order to receive the discounted rate, inform the hotel that you are attending the WV State Bar’s event when making your reservation. Contact Cathy Shuman at 866-700-7284 X101 to reserve your room
For more information and to register for the event, click
here. Click here for a copy of the agenda.
THIS TRAINING IS OFFERED EVERY OTHER YEAR SO THE NEXT TRAINING WILL NOT BE UNTIL 2020. 

June 14-15, 2018
2018 Annual Indigent Defense Conference
Host: Public Defender Services
Location: Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, WV
For more information, click here
For questions, email Pamela Clark at pam.r.clark@wv.gov

June 20, 2018, 1:00 PM
Free Webinar on Women and Retirement
Host: ABA Retirement Funds Program
Click here to register

June 27, 2018
8:30-4:15
Employment Law CLE
Host: WALS Foundation
Location: First State Captiol Wheeling
Please email Sean Duffy at spd@walslaw.com or call 304-905-1690 with any questions.
Click here for the schedule and registration informtion

June 28, 2018
8:30-4:30
Hot Topics for Government Lawyers
Host: Government Lawyers Committee
Location: West Virginia House of Delegates Chamber* State Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV
*In the event the Legislature is in session, the seminar will be held in the Capitol Room of the State Training Center.
Contact Martha Hill at martha.j.hill@wv.gov with any questions.
Click here to register
Click here to view the agenda

July 11, 2018
Negotiation Skills for Advocates and Mediators-An Interactive Process
Advanced Mediation Training
Host: State Bar ADR Committee
Location: Bridgeport Conference Center
Cost: $150.00
Approved for 7.5 CLE credits
A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at Wingate by Wyndham, 350 Conference Center Way in Bridgeport, at a discounted rate ($80) for the event.  In order to receive the discounted rate, inform the hotel that you are attending the West Virginia State Bar’s event when making your reservation.  The number is 304-808-1000.  The code to give to the hotel to get the discounted rate is CGBAR2.
Click here to view a copy of the agenda
To view copies of the CV’s of the presenters, click  here and here
Click here to register

Save the Date: July 26, 2018, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Free and Live CLE
Co-Employment Issues in West Virginia
Host: WV State Bar
Location: State Bar Center and broadcast statewide via video and tele-conference
Approved for 3.0 CLE general credits
Additional information coming soon

*You are receiving this email because you have elected to receive the Bar-Blast from the WV State Bar. To change you email address or manage your email subscriptions, you must log into the Membership Portal at mywvbar.org. This mailing list is updated weekly.