MARRIOTT DATA BREACH: Basic Consumer Information

THE FOLLOWING IS INFORMATION RELATED TO A LARGE DATA BREACH THAT MARRIOTT DISCOVERED. WE ARE PROVIDING THIS INFORMATION TO OUR MEMBERS BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IT MAY BE HELPFUL.

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MARRIOTT DATA BREACH: Basic Consumer Information

WE ARE AWARE AND ACTIVELY MONITORING THE BREACH

Marriott’s reservation database (Starwood Reservation Database) was hacked.

Hackers mined/collected data for 4 YEARS before discovery of the breach.

Hackers accessed: names; birthdays; passport numbers; email addresses; mailing addresses; and phone numbers

HACKERS MAY HAVE ACCESSED FINANCIAL INFORMATION, including credit card numbers, PIN numbers, and/or expiration dates

500 million consumers (worldwide) affected by the breach (# of WV consumers unknown at this time).

Breach includes SHERATON, WESTIN, and ST. REGIS hotel chains.

Marriott has created a website and call center for consumer inquires.

Consumer Website:                        info.starwood.com

Dedicated Call Center:                   1-877-273-9481

Marriott is also offering free enrollment in Webwatcher (which is a monitoring service). We’re reviewing the webwatcher program and cannot advise consumers on the pros and cons of the service at this time.

Free Webwatcher Enrollment:   info.starwood.com

Bar Blast – November 27, 2018

November 27, 2018
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West Virginia Supreme Court Vacancy
The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill the judicial vacancy on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.   Candidates must submit their completed applications and letters of recommendation or comment no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 3, 2018. Applications and instructions are available at www.governor.wv.gov. For more information about the application process, please call Manda Bickoff at 304-558-2000. Interviews will be held in Charleston on December 11, 2018.

19th Judicial Circuit Vacancy
The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill the judicial vacancy created by Senate Bill 528, on the 19th Judicial Circuit, serving Barbour and Taylor Counties. Candidates must submit their completed applications and letters of recommendation or comment no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 3, 2018. Applications and instructions are available at www.governor.wv.gov. For more information about the application process, please call Manda Bickoff at 304-558-2000. Interviews will be held in Charleston on December 11, 2018.

TOYS FOR TOTS DROP OFF AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The Veterans and Military Affairs Committee will be assisting the Marine Corps Reserve Unit in Cross Lanes with separating and  counting toys for distribution on Saturday, December 8, and Sunday December 9, from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Reserve Center located at 103 Lakeview Dr. Nitro (Cross Lanes) 25313.   If you are interested in helping, or have family or friends who would like to help, please contact Anita Casey at caseya@wvbar.org.
The Law  Offices of Pill & Pill will be serving as a drop off site for toys in the eastern panhandle.  The offices are located at 85 Aikens Center, Martinsburg 25404.  If you have questions about the drop off hours, contact Rick Pill at 304-263-4971.

Position Open for Commissioner
 of WV Legislative Claims Commission

The West Virginia State Bar is seeking candidates for the position of Commissioner of the Legislative Claims Commission. The State Bar Board of Governors will nominate three (3) lawyers and will submit these names to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate for appointment to the Claims Commission. The term is for six (6) years. A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience as a licensed attorney is required. A full description of qualifications can be found in W.Va. Code Section 14-2-4 and 14-2-10, and compensation is provided for in W. Va. Code Section 14-2-8. This position involves hearing and deciding claims filed against state agencies and the Crime Victims Fund. The main offices of the Claims Commission are at the State Capitol with travel to other parts of the state for hearings. Some administrative law, mediation, or other judicial experience would be beneficial.
If you qualify for appointment, and would like to be considered for nomination, please send your resume, with any supporting information and/or letters of reference, to Anita R. Casey, Executive Director, The West Virginia State Bar, 2000 Deitrick Blvd., Charleston, WV 25311 or caseya@wvbar.org. Nominations must be received by midnight, December 31, 2018.

Upcoming Events

December 14, 2018 @ 11:30am
West Virginia State Bar Family Law Committee Meeting
Location: State Bar Center – Charleston, WV
Any questions please contact  Lyne@LyneRanson.com

Save the Date: January 15, 2019 9am-12pm
Free CLE Webinar – Topic to be Announced
Location: State Bar Center – Charleston, WV and via Webinar
Speakers: Thomas Hurney and Rob Aliff
Registration Coming Soon

Save the Date: April 7-8, 2019
West Virginia State Bar’s 2019 Annual Meeting
Location: Embassy Suites  – Charleston, WV
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Bar Blast – November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018
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West Virginia Supreme Court Vacancy
The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill the judicial vacancy on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.   Candidates must submit their completed applications and letters of recommendation or comment no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 3, 2018. Applications and instructions are available at www.governor.wv.gov. For more information about the application process, please call Manda Bickoff at 304-558-2000. Interviews will be held in Charleston on December 11, 2018.

19th Judicial Circuit Vacancy
The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill the judicial vacancy created by Senate Bill 528, on the 19th Judicial Circuit, serving Barbour and Taylor Counties. Candidates must submit their completed applications and letters of recommendation or comment no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 3, 2018. Applications and instructions are available at www.governor.wv.gov. For more information about the application process, please call Manda Bickoff at 304-558-2000. Interviews will be held in Charleston on December 11, 2018.

TOYS FOR TOTS DROP OFF AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The Veterans and Military Affairs Committee will be assisting the Marine Corps Reserve Unit in Cross Lanes with separating and  counting toys for distribution on Saturday, December 8, and Sunday December 9, from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Reserve Center located at 103 Lakeview Dr. Nitro (Cross Lanes) 25313.   If you are interested in helping, or have family or friends who would like to help, please contact Anita Casey at caseya@wvbar.org.
The Law  Offices of Pill & Pill will be serving as a drop off site for toys in the eastern panhandle.  The offices are located at 85 Aikens Center, Martinsburg 25404.  If you have questions about the drop off hours, contact Rick Pill at 304-263-4971.

SELECTED ART WORKS 2018
The West Virginia State Bar is pleased to announce that the State Bar Center is hosting a show of selected art works of the students and faculty of West Virginia State University.  The show will continue until the end of January 2019.  For more information click here.

Position Open for Commissioner
 of WV Legislative Claims Commission

The West Virginia State Bar is seeking candidates for the position of Commissioner of the Legislative Claims Commission. The State Bar Board of Governors will nominate three (3) lawyers and will submit these names to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate for appointment to the Claims Commission. The term is for six (6) years. A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience as a licensed attorney is required. A full description of qualifications can be found in W.Va. Code Section 14-2-4 and 14-2-10, and compensation is provided for in W. Va. Code Section 14-2-8. This position involves hearing and deciding claims filed against state agencies and the Crime Victims Fund. The main offices of the Claims Commission are at the State Capitol with travel to other parts of the state for hearings. Some administrative law, mediation, or other judicial experience would be beneficial.
If you qualify for appointment, and would like to be considered for nomination, please send your resume, with any supporting information and/or letters of reference, to Anita R. Casey, Executive Director, The West Virginia State Bar, 2000 Deitrick Blvd., Charleston, WV 25311 or caseya@wvbar.org. Nominations must be received by midnight, December 31, 2018.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date: April 7-8, 2019
West Virginia State Bar’s 2019 Annual Meeting
Location: Embassy Suites  – Charleston, WV
More 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 – November 13, 2018

November 13, 2018
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SELECTED ART WORKS 2018
The West Virginia State Bar is pleased to announce that the State Bar Center is hosting a show of selected art works of the students and faculty of West Virginia State University.  The show will continue until the end of January 2019.  For more information click here.

Position Open for Commissioner
 of WV Legislative Claims Commission

The West Virginia State Bar is seeking candidates for the position of Commissioner of the Legislative Claims Commission. The State Bar Board of Governors will nominate three (3) lawyers and will submit these names to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate for appointment to the Claims Commission. The term is for six (6) years. A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience as a licensed attorney is required. A full description of qualifications can be found in W.Va. Code Section 14-2-4 and 14-2-10, and compensation is provided for in W. Va. Code Section 14-2-8. This position involves hearing and deciding claims filed against state agencies and the Crime Victims Fund. The main offices of the Claims Commission are at the State Capitol with travel to other parts of the state for hearings. Some administrative law, mediation, or other judicial experience would be beneficial.
If you qualify for appointment, and would like to be considered for nomination, please send your resume, with any supporting information and/or letters of reference, to Anita R. Casey, Executive Director, The West Virginia State Bar, 2000 Deitrick Blvd., Charleston, WV 25311 or caseya@wvbar.org. Nominations must be received by midnight, December 31, 2018.

Investiture Ceremony of U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Mazzone 
You are cordially invited to attend the formal investiture ceremony of the Honorable James P. Mazzone as United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia on Friday, November 30, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the United States Courthouse and Federal Building, 1125 Chapline Street, Wheeling, WV. Overflow seating for bar members will be available in the North Courtroom on the 2nd floor where a live video/audio feed will be transmitted. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by November 16, 2018, to Kim A. Criswell at (304) 234-0380 or kim_criswell@wvnd.uscourts.gov.

Toys For Tots: Last Chance for Boxes
The West Virginia State Bar’s Veteran and Military Affairs Committee is participating in the Marine Corp Reserve’s Toys for Tots program this year. Most activities will take place in late October to mid November. If you are interested in volunteering to help by hosting a drop box, collecting and/or sorting toys at the Reserve Center, please contact Committee Co-chairperson Lew Brewer at rbtr8or@outlook.com or Anita Casey at caseya@wvbar.org.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date: April 7-8, 2019
West Virginia State Bar’s 2019 Annual Meeting
Location: Embassy Suites  – Charleston, WV
More 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.

Position Open for Commissioner  of WV Legislative Claims Commission

The West Virginia State Bar is seeking candidates for the position of Commissioner of the Legislative Claims Commission. The State Bar Board of Governors will nominate three (3) lawyers and will submit these names to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate for appointment to the Claims Commission. The term is for six (6) years. A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience as a licensed attorney is required. A full description of qualifications can be found in W.Va. Code Section 14-2-4 and 14-2-10, and compensation is provided for in W. Va. Code Section 14-2-8. This position involves hearing and deciding claims filed against state agencies and the Crime Victims Fund. The main offices of the Claims Commission are at the State Capitol with travel to other parts of the state for hearings. Some administrative law, mediation, or other judicial experience would be beneficial.
If you qualify for appointment, and would like to be considered for nomination, please send your resume, with any supporting information and/or letters of reference, to Anita R. Casey, Executive Director, The West Virginia State Bar, 2000 Deitrick Blvd., Charleston, WV 25311 or caseya@wvbar.org. Nomina