Bar Blast – December 25, 2018

December 25, 2018
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HOLIDAY HOURS
Closed December 25, 31 & January 1, 2019.
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Pro Bono Attorneys Needed
Parkersburg is hosting TLC on January 8, January 15, January 22, and January 29 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday Legal Connect (TLC) is a partnership between Legal Aid of West Virginia and the West Virginia State Bar taking place every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Pro bono attorneys are needed to participate in TLC on Tuesdays in January by taking calls from the public about basic legal issues and providing general legal information (no advice or representation). A light meal will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m., during which time a brief training will be given so volunteers know what to expect.
To volunteer, contact Vanessa Beam at (304) 485-7522 x 2914 or vbeam@lawv.net.

US District Court – Southern District of WV
Supervising CJA Attorney Opening
The United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia is seeking applications for the position of CJA Supervising Attorney. Questions should be directed to Korin Parsons at Korin_Parsons@wvsd.uscourts.gov. Applications should be submitted by January 18, 2019.

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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

January 15, 2019 9am-12pm – FREE LIVE CLE
Do’s and Don’ts of Litigating in State and Federal Courts in West Virginia – Free CLE Video Conference
Location: State Bar Center – Charleston, WV and via Video Conference
CLE: 3.0 live attendance credits
Speakers: Thomas Hurney and Rob Aliff
About: Discussion about opinions of the Supreme Court of Appeals and West Virginia federal courts that focus on failure to follow trial court, civil and appellate rules; investigation, questioning and disqualification of jurors in voir dire; discovery practices; proper and improper argument; and other topics of interest to the West Virginia litigator.

January 18, 2019 11:30am
Family Law Committee Meeting
Location: State Bar Center – Charleston, WV
Questions Contact Lyne Ranson at Lyne@lyneranson.com

January 31 – February 1, 2019
2019 Mid-Winter Convention and Seminar
Sponsor: West Virginia Association for Justice
Location: Embassy Suites  – Charleston, WV
CLE: 15 CLE hours, including 3.0 in ethics and law office management

Save the Date: April 7-8, 2019
West Virginia State Bar’s 2019 Annual Meeting
Location: Embassy Suites  – Charleston, WV
Registration Opens January 14
More Information Coming Soon

Save the Date: April 8, 2019
West Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Section Bridge the Gap Program
About: Each new lawyer admitted to practice after July 1, 2018will have twenty-four months after their date of admission to complete the program.
Location: Embassy Suites  – Charleston, WV
Registration Opens January 14
Only Newly Admitted Members May Attend
More Information Coming Soon

Save the Date: April 12-14, 2019
1st Annual WVJLAP Conference and Retreat 
Location: Stonewall Resort – Roanoke, WV

To all WVJLAP Participants, Volunteers, Board Members, and Members of the bench and bar who support or are interested supporting the mission of JLAP: You are invited to join us at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, West Virginia for a weekend CLE conference, volunteer training, open board meeting and networking opportunity. 
More Information Coming Soon

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Bar Blast – December 18, 2018

December 18, 2018
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Pro Bono Attorneys Needed
Parkersburg is hosting TLC on January 8, January 15, January 22, and January 29 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday Legal Connect (TLC) is a partnership between Legal Aid of West Virginia and the West Virginia State Bar taking place every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Pro bono attorneys are needed to participate in TLC on Tuesdays in January by taking calls from the public about basic legal issues and providing general legal information (no advice or representation). A light meal will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m., during which time a brief training will be given so volunteers know what to expect.
To volunteer, contact Vanessa Beam at (304) 485-7522 x 2914 or vbeam@lawv.net.

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

January 15, 2019 9am-12pm – FREE LIVE CLE
Do’s and Don’ts of Litigating in State and Federal Courts in West Virginia – Free CLE Video Conference
Location: State Bar Center – Charleston, WV and via Video Conference
CLE: 3.0 live attendance credits
Speakers: Thomas Hurney and Rob Aliff
About: Discussion about opinions of the Supreme Court of Appeals and West Virginia federal courts that focus on failure to follow trial court, civil and appellate rules; investigation, questioning and disqualification of jurors in voir dire; discovery practices; proper and improper argument; and other topics of interest to the West Virginia litigator.

Save the Date: April 7-8, 2019
West Virginia State Bar’s 2019 Annual Meeting
Location: Embassy Suites  – Charleston, WV
Registration Opens January 14
More Information Coming Soon

Save the Date: April 8, 2019
West Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Section Bridge the Gap Program
About: Each new lawyer admitted to practice after July 1, 2018will have twenty-four months after their date of admission to complete the program.
Location: Embassy Suites  – Charleston, WV
Registration Opens January 14
Only Newly Admitted Members May Attend
More Information Coming Soon

Save the Date: April 12-14, 2019
1st Annual WVJLAP Conference and Retreat 
Location: Stonewall Resort – Roanoke, WV

To all WVJLAP Participants, Volunteers, Board Members, and Members of the bench and bar who support or are interested supporting the mission of JLAP: You are invited to join us at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, West Virginia for a weekend CLE conference, volunteer training, open board meeting and networking opportunity. 
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 – December 11, 2018

December 11, 2018
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Parkersburg is hosting TLC in January 2019
January 8, January 15, January 22, and January 29
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday Legal Connect (TLC) is a partnership between Legal Aid of West Virginia and the West Virginia State Bar taking place every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Pro bono attorneys are needed to participate in TLC on Tuesdays in January by taking calls from the public about basic legal issues and providing general legal information (no advice or representation). A light meal will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m., during which time a brief training will be given so volunteers know what to expect.

To volunteer, contact Vanessa Beam at (304) 485-7522 x 2914 or vbeam@lawv.net.

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

January 15, 2019 9am-12pm
Do’s and Don’ts of Litigating in State and Federal Courts in West Virginia – Free CLE Video Conference
Location: State Bar Center – Charleston, WV and via Video Conference
Speakers: Thomas Hurney and Rob Aliff
About: Discussion about opinions of the Supreme Court of Appeals and West Virginia federal courts that focus on failure to follow trial court, civil and appellate rules; investigation, questioning and disqualification of jurors in voir dire; discovery practices; proper and improper argument; and other topics of interest to the West Virginia litigator.

Save the Date: April 7-8, 2019
West Virginia State Bar’s 2019 Annual Meeting
Location: Embassy Suites  – Charleston, WV
Registration Opens January 14
More Information Coming Soon

Save the Date: April 12-14, 2019
1st Annual WVJLAP Conference and Retreat 
Location: Stonewall Resort – Roanoke, WV

To all WVJLAP Participants, Volunteers, Board Members, and Members of the bench and bar who support or are interested supporting the mission of JLAP: You are invited to join us at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, West Virginia for a weekend CLE conference, volunteer training, open board meeting and networking opportunity. 
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 – December 4, 2018

December 4, 2018
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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 6, 2018 @ 6:00pm-8:30pm
Blues, Brews, and BBQ – Child Law Annual Fundraiser
Location: Bluefield Area Arts & Science Center
The IOLTA Advisory Committee advises that one of its grantees, Child Law is excited to be hosting its annual Fundraiser; Blues, Brews, and BBQ. All monies from this event will benefit ChildLaw.  The mission of ChildLaw is to advocate for the well-being of children by giving them a stronger voice.  ChildLaw is unique because we are the ONLY law firm in West Virginia who represents exclusively children.

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
Registration Opens January 14
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.