Bar Blast – April 30, 2019

 
April 30, 2019
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2019 State Bar Membership Directory Now Available
The 2019 edition of the membership directory is now available online to members.  
To download a digital version or print a copy click here
To purchase a paper version click here for the order form.
Upcoming Events
May 4, 2019 
2019 Real Estate Conference
Sponsor: The West Virginia Bar Association
Location: Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, WV
CLE: WV: 7.5 hours, including 2.0 ethics.  Applied for OH, PA, VA, KY.
Speakers: Tammie Alexander, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC; Sean Ardes,
First American Title Insurance Company; Jessie Richardson, WVU College of Law; Heather Gentile, Jackson Kelly, PLLC; Mark Arrowood, Simplifile, Joe Raczynski, Thomson Reuters; J.B. McCuskey and Steve Connolly, WV State Auditor’s Office, Brian Gartley,
Old Republic National Title Insurance.
Sponsorship opportunities are available.  
Contact Tessa White at director@wvbarassociation.org.  
May 10 – 12, 2019
8th Annual Lawyer Leadership Institute
Host: WV Bar Foundation
Location: Stonewall Resort
The Institute will provide newer lawyers with education and professional training.  12 CLE Credit Hours including 4.2 Hours of Legal Ethics/Lawyer Wellbeing Credits.
Contact Tom Tinder to make your reservations–304-343-9823, tom@wvbarfoundation.org or WV Bar Foundation, P.O. Box 4845, Charleston, WV 25364.
May 16, 2019
Financial & Estate Planning Seminar 
Sponsor:  WV Bankers Association, the WV Society of CPAs, and the WV State Bar Probate Law Committee
Location: Edgewood Country Club, Charleston, WV
Registration will close on May 10, 2019 (Payment must be made at time of registration.)  
To register for the seminar, go to: http://www.wvbankers.org/financial-and-estate-planning-seminar-0 
To register for the reception & dinner, e-mail Terry Mathias: tsmathias@earthlink.net, cost is $75 per person
May 21, 2019: 9am-12pm  FREE & LIVE CLE
Opportunities, Logistics and Ethics of Pro Bono Work by Government Lawyers
Sponsor: The West Virginia State Bar Government Lawyer Committee
Location: The State Bar Center – Charleston, WV and via video conference.
CLE: 3.0 Attendance Credits
Due to limited space at the State Bar Center, in person attendance at this seminar will be capped at 35 people. Please register early if you plan to attend in person. If you do not receive a confirmation of registration you will only be able to attend this seminar via video conference.
May 22, 2019: 8:00am-5:00 pm       
FAMILY LAW SPRING CLE 
Sponsor: The Kanawha County Family Law Committee 
Location: The Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center
Cost:  $130.00
CLE:  8.90 CLE credits including 2.20 Office Management
May 31, 2019: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mountain State Bar Association Annual CLE and Luncheon
Sponsor: Mountain State Bar Association
Location: The Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center
For more information contact Cheryl Henderson at chendwv@aol.com

Save the Date: June 20 – 21, 2019 
PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES
2019 INDIGENT DEFENSE CONFERENCE
Host:  Public Defender Service 
Location:  Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, 
Two Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501
Cost:  Lawyers $250Non-Lawyers $150 and;  Interns $50
The conference has been approved for 10.8 total hours of CLE credit by the WV State Bar, including 2.4 hours of substance abuse/attorney wellness/office management.
For more information contact Pamela Clark at Pam.R.Clark@wv.gov
July 24, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Resolution Beyond Trial –
A WV State Bar Advanced Mediation Training
Host:  State Bar ADR Committee
Location:  Bridgeport Conference Center, 350 Conference Center Way, Bridgeport, WV 26330
Cost:  $100.00
Approved for 7.0 CLE credits (includes 1.0 CLE in Elimination of Bias)
For more information contact Monica Haddad at monicahaddad@comcast.net 
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Bar Blast – April 23, 2019

April 23, 2019
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Legal Outreach Committee
The Legal Outreach Committee of the West Virginia State Bar is seeking new members. This committee oversees three programs: Tuesday Legal Connect, The Lawyer Referral Service, and WV Online Legal Help and is open to all State Bar members. All members are encouraged to participate via video conference or in person at the Committee’s next meeting on April 22, 2019 at noon at the State Bar Center.  If you are interested please email the Committee Chair, Mark Adkins, at madkins@bowlesrice.com

2019 State Bar Membership Directory Now Available
The 2019 edition of the membership directory is now available online to members.
To download a digital version or print a copy click here.
To purchase a paper version click here for the order form.

Upcoming Events

April 25, 2019

21st Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner
Host: WV Bar Foundation
Location: The Charleston Marriott Hotel
Please contact Tom Tinder to make your reservations–304-343-9823, tom@wvbarfoundation.org or WV Bar Foundation, P.O. Box 4845, Charleston, WV 25364.

April 30, 2019: 10am-1pm   FREE & LIVE CLE
Law Practice Succession Planning 
Sponsor: The West Virginia State Bar
Location: The State Bar Center – Charleston, WV and via video conference.
CLE: 3 CLE Credits in Law Office Management

May 4, 2019 
2019 Real Estate Conference
Sponsor: The West Virginia Bar Association
Location: Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, WV
CLE: WV: 7.5 hours, including 2.0 ethics.  Applied for OH, PA, VA, KY.
Speakers: Tammie Alexander, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC; Sean Ardes,
First American Title Insurance Company; Jessie Richardson, WVU College of Law; Heather Gentile, Jackson Kelly, PLLC; Mark Arrowood, Simplifile, Joe Raczynski, Thomson Reuters; J.B. McCuskey and Steve Connolly, WV State Auditor’s Office, Brian Gartley,
Old Republic National Title Insurance.
Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Contact Tessa White at director@wvbarassociation.org.

May 10 – 12, 2019
8th Annual Lawyer Leadership Institute
Host: WV Bar Foundation
Location: Stonewall Resort
The Institute will provide newer lawyers with education and professional training.  12 CLE Credit Hours including 4.2 Hours of Legal Ethics/Lawyer Wellbeing Credits.
Contact Tom Tinder to make your reservations–304-343-9823, tom@wvbarfoundation.org or WV Bar Foundation, P.O. Box 4845, Charleston, WV 25364.

May 16, 2019
Financial & Estate Planning Seminar 
Sponsor:  WV Bankers Association, the WV Society of CPAs, and the WV State Bar Probate Law Committee
Location: Edgewood Country Club, Charleston, WV
Registration will close on May 10, 2019 (Payment must be made at time of registration.)
To register for the seminar, go to: http://www.wvbankers.org/financial-and-estate-planning-seminar-0
To register for the reception & dinner, e-mail Terry Mathias: tsmathias@earthlink.net, cost is $75 per person

May 21, 2019: 9am-12pm  FREE & LIVE CLE
Opportunities, Logistics and Ethics of Pro Bono Work by Government Lawyers
Sponsor: The West Virginia State Bar Government Lawyer Committee
Location: The State Bar Center – Charleston, WV and via video conference.

May 22, 2019: 8:00am-5:00 pm       
FAMILY LAW SPRING CLE 
Sponsor: The Kanawha County Family Law Committee
Location: The Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center
Cost:  $130.00
CLE:  8.90 CLE credits including 2.20 Office Management

May 31, 2019: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mountain State Bar Association Annual CLE and Luncheon
Sponsor: Mountain State Bar Association
Location: The Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center
For more information contact Cheryl Henderson at chendwv@aol.com

Save the Date: June 20 – 21, 2019 
PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES
2019 INDIGENT DEFENSE CONFERENCE
Host:  Public Defender Service 
Location:  Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, 
Two Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501
Cost:  Lawyers $250Non-Lawyers $150 and;  Interns $50
The conference has been approved for 10.8 total hours of CLE credit by the WV State Bar, including 2.4 hours of substance abuse/attorney wellness/office management.
For more information contact Pamela Clark at Pam.R.Clark@wv.gov

July 24, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Resolution Beyond Trial –
A WV State Bar Advanced Mediation Training
Host:  State Bar ADR Committee
Location:  Bridgeport Conference Center, 350 Conference Center Way, Bridgeport, WV 26330
Cost:  $100.00
Approved for 7.0 CLE credits (includes 1.0 CLE in Elimination of Bias)
For more information contact Monica Haddad at monicahaddad@comcast.net

*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 -April 16, 2019

April 16, 2019
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The West Virginia State Bar Congratulates the Recipients of the following State Bar awards presented during the 2019 Banquet and Awards Ceremony  
2019 Citizen Soldier Award – Maj. Frederick D. Lambing, Battalion Judge Advocate and Attorney Advisor for the US Property and Fiscal Office of the West Virginia National Guard.
2019 Kaufman Award – Jeffrey W. Molenda, Jefferson County Public Defender’s Office.
2019 Young Lawyer of the Year – Monica Oglesby Holliday, Legal Director of ChildLaw Services, Inc.
2019 Mentor of the Year – L. Richard Walker, Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Northern District of West Virginia.

2019 State Bar Membership Directory Now Available
The 2019 edition of the membership directory is now available online to members.  To download a digital version or print a copy click here.
To purchase a paper version click here for the order form.

Legal Outreach Committee
The Legal Outreach Committee of the West Virginia State Bar is seeking new members. This committee oversees three programs: Tuesday Legal Connect, The Lawyer Referral Service, and WV Online Legal Help and is open to all State Bar members. All members are encouraged to participate via video conference or in person at the Committee’s next meeting on April 22, 2019 at noon at the State Bar Center.  If you are interested please email the Committee Chair, Mark Adkins, at madkins@bowlesrice.com

Upcoming Events

April 25, 2019

21st Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner
Host: WV Bar Foundation
Location: The Charleston Marriott Hotel
Please contact Tom Tinder to make your reservations–304-343-9823, tom@wvbarfoundation.org or WV Bar Foundation, P.O. Box 4845, Charleston, WV 25364.

April 30, 2019: 10am-1pm   FREE & LIVE CLE
Law Practice Succession  Planning 
Sponsor: The West Virginia State Bar
Location: The State Bar Center – Charleston, WV and via video conference.
CLE: 3 CLE Credits in Law Office Management

May 4, 2019 
2019 Real Estate Conference
Sponsor: The West Virginia Bar Association
Location: Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, WV
CLE: WV: 7.5 hours, including 2.0 ethics.  Applied for OH, PA, VA, KY.
Speakers: Tammie Alexander, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC; Sean Ardes,
First American Title Insurance Company; Jessie Richardson, WVU College of Law; Heather Gentile, Jackson Kelly, PLLC; Mark Arrowood, Simplifile, Joe Raczynski, Thomson Reuters; J.B. McCuskey and Steve Connolly, WV State Auditor’s Office, Brian Gartley,
Old Republic National Title Insurance.
Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Contact Tessa White at director@wvbarassociation.org.

May 10 – 12, 2019
8th Annual Lawyer Leadership Institute
Host: WV Bar Foundation
Location: Stonewall Resort
The Institute will provide newer lawyers with education and professional training.  12 CLE Credit Hours including 4.2 Hours of Legal Ethics/Lawyer Wellbeing Credits.
Contact Tom Tinder to make your reservations–304-343-9823, tom@wvbarfoundation.org or WV Bar Foundation, P.O. Box 4845, Charleston, WV 25364.
For more information click here

May 16, 2019
Financial & Estate Planning Seminar 
Sponsor:  WV Bankers Association, the WV Society of CPAs, and the WV State Bar Probate Law Committee
Location: Edgewood Country Club, Charleston, WV
Registration will close on May 10, 2019 (Payment must be made at time of registration.)
To register for the seminar, go to: http://www.wvbankers.org/financial-and-estate-planning-seminar-0
To register for the reception & dinner, e-mail Terry Mathias: tsmathias@earthlink.net, cost is $75 per person

May 21, 2019: 9am-12pm  FREE & LIVE CLE
Opportunities, Logistics and Ethics of Pro Bono Work by Government Lawyers
Sponsor: The West Virginia State Bar Government Lawyer Committee
Location: The State Bar Center – Charleston, WV and via video conference.
CLE: 3.0 Attendance Credits
More Information Coming Soon

May 22, 2019: 8:30am-5:00 pm       
FAMILY LAW SPRING CLE 
Sponsor: The Kanawha County Family Law Committee
Location: The Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center
For more information contact Lyne@LyneRanson.com
Cost is $130 and includes lunch.
To Register: Send check to:
Kanawha County Family Law Bench Bar Committee
c/o Susie Shepard
P.O. Box 418
St. Albans, WV  25177  or

May 31, 2019: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mountain State Bar Association Annual CLE and Luncheon
Sponsor: Mountain State Bar Association
Location: The Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center
For more information contact Cheryl Henderson at chendwv@aol.com

Save the Date: June 20 – 21, 2019 
PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES
2019 INDIGENT DEFENSE CONFERENCE
Host:  Public Defender Service 
Location:  Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, 
Two Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501
Cost:  Lawyers $250Non-Lawyers $150 and;  Interns $50
The conference has been approved for 10.8 total hours of CLE credit by the WV State Bar, including 2.4 hours of substance abuse/attorney wellness/office management.
For more information contact Pamela Clark at Pam.R.Clark@wv.gov

*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 -April 9, 2019

April 9, 2019
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News

New West Virginia State Bar 
Officers and Members
The West Virginia State Bar is pleased to announce new officers and members of The West Virginia State Bar Board of Governors for 2019-2020.  New officers are Ann L. Haight, President,  Charleston; Monica N. Haddad, President-Elect, Morgantown; and Thomas E. Scarr, Vice-President, Huntington.  Newly Elected Members are:  Mark A. Kepple, Wheeling; Adam E. Barney, Moundsville; Aaron C. Boone, Parkersburg; Tanya Hunt Handley, Point Pleasant; and David D. Amsbary, Huntington.
Newly elected officers of the State Bar’s Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee are Nicole A. Cofer, Chairperson, Charleston; Eric M. Hayhurst, Vice-Chairperson, Morgantown; and Angela N. Brunicardi-Doss, Secretary, Parkersburg.  New Members are:Jordan M. Laird, Wheeling; Rachel J. Cornell, Middlebourne; and Laci B. Browning, Huntington.

West Virginia State Bar 
Annual Meeting and Seminar
   
The West Virginia State Bar held its Annual Meeting and Seminar on April 7-8, 2019 at the Embassy Suites, Charleston, West Virginia. Speakers included Justice Adrienne Nelson from the Oregon Supreme Court, Terry Harrell, Chief Justice Elizabeth Walker, Bruce Hennes, Brian Moore, Katherine Capito, and Kanawha County Circuit Judges Joanna Tabit. The seminar was successful and saw a very good turnout.  Thank you to the speakers, attendees and sponsors for making the seminar a success.

2019 State Bar Membership Directory Now Available
The 2019 edition of the membership directory is now available online to members.  To download a digital version or print a copy click here.
To purchase a paper version click here for the order form.

Legal Outreach Committee
The Legal Outreach Committee of the West Virginia State Bar is seeking new members. This committee oversees three programs: Tuesday Legal Connect, The Lawyer Referral Service, and WV Online Legal Help and is open to all State Bar members. All members are encouraged to participate via video conference or in person at the Committee’s next meeting on April 22, 2019 at noon at the State Bar Center.  If you are interested please email the Committee Chair, Mark Adkins, at madkins@bowlesrice.com

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit – 
2019 High School Essay Contest
Deadline April 15, 2019
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is sponsoring a Civics Essay Contest for students in Grades 9 through 12.  Top essays will be awarded $2,000 (1st place), $1,500 (2nd place), and $1,000 (3rd place).  This year’s essay question is, “How has the right to freedom of speech established for public school students in the Supreme Court case of Tinker v. Des Moines evolved in the 50 years since it was decided?”  For more information go to the web site at http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/essay-contest-2019.
To see the contest flyer go to:

Immigration Court EOIR Numbers for 
WV Attorneys Now Available Without 
Out-of-State Travel
An attorney wanting to appear in Immigration Court, will need to be licensed in any State and have an Executive Office for Immigration Review (“EOIR”) number.  The attorney will needed to fill out the ERegistry form online at:
https://www.justice.gov/eoir/ECAS and then go to the any Immigration Court to have his/her ID checked.  The EOIR number is good for life.  James Roder of the Department of Justice has offered to complete the process for any attorney who fills out the ERegistry form online.  For more information contact James Roder at james.roder@usdoj.gov.

Upcoming Events

April 12-14, 2019 – Last chance to register for the WVJLAP retreat. To get the all inclusive room rate, with all meals and registration included, make your reservation before March 10, 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. 

April 25, 2019

21st Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner
Host: WV Bar Foundation
Location: The Charleston Marriott Hotel
Please contact Tom Tinder to make your reservations–304-343-9823, tom@wvbarfoundation.org or WV Bar Foundation, P.O. Box 4845, Charleston, WV 25364.

April 30, 2019: 10am-1pm   FREE & LIVE CLE
Law Practice Succession Planning 
Sponsor: The West Virginia State Bar
Location: The State Bar Center – Charleston, WV and via video conference.
CLE: 3 CLE Credits in Law Office Management

May 4, 2019 
2019 Real Estate Conference
Sponsor: The West Virginia Bar Association
Location: Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, WV
CLE: WV: 7.5 hours, including 2.0 ethics.  Applied for OH, PA, VA, KY.
Speakers: Tammie Alexander, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC; Sean Ardes,
First American Title Insurance Company; Jessie Richardson, WVU College of Law; Heather Gentile, Jackson Kelly, PLLC; Mark Arrowood, Simplifile, Joe Raczynski, Thomson Reuters; J.B. McCuskey and Steve Connolly, WV State Auditor’s Office, Brian Gartley,
Old Republic National Title Insurance.
Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Contact Tessa White at director@wvbarassociation.org.

May 10 – 12, 2019
8th Annual Lawyer Leadership Institute
Host: WV Bar Foundation
Location: Stonewall Resort
The Institute will provide newer lawyers with education and professional training.  12 CLE Credit Hours including 4.2 Hours of Legal Ethics/Lawyer Wellbeing Credits.
Contact Tom Tinder to make your reservations–304-343-9823, tom@wvbarfoundation.org or WV Bar Foundation, P.O. Box 4845, Charleston, WV 25364.
For more information click here

May 21, 2019: 9am-12pm  FREE & LIVE CLE
Opportunities, Logistics and Ethics of Pro Bono Work by Government Lawyers
Sponsor: The West Virginia State Bar Government Lawyer Committee
Location: The State Bar Center – Charleston, WV and via video conference.
CLE: 3.0 Attendance Credits
More Information Coming Soon

May 22, 2019: 8:30am-5:00 pm       
FAMILY LAW SPRING CLE 
Sponsor: The Kanawha County Family Law Committee
Location: The Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center
For more information contact Lyne@LyneRanson.com
Cost is $130 and includes lunch.
To Register: Send check to
Kanawha County Family Law Bench Bar Committee
c/o Susie Shepard
P.O. Box 418
St. Albans, WV  25177

May 31, 2019: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mountain State Bar Association Annual CLE and Luncheon
Sponsor: Mountain State Bar Association
Location: The Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center
For more information contact Cheryl Henderson at chendwv@aol.com

*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.

New State Bar Officers and Members

The West Virginia State Bar is pleased to announce new officers and members of The West Virginia State Bar Board of Governors for 2019-2020. New officers are Ann L. Haight – President, Charleston; Monica N. Haddad – President-Elect, Morgantown; and Thomas E. Scarr – Vice-President, Huntington.

Newly Elected Members of the State Bar’s Board of Governors are: Mark A. Kepple, Wheeling; Adam E. Barney, Moundsville; Aaron C. Boone, Parkersburg; Tanya Hunt Handley, Point Pleasant; and David D. Amsbary, Huntington.

Newly elected officers of the State Bar’s Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee are Nicole A. Cofer – Chairperson, Charleston; Eric M. Hayhurst – Vice-Chairperson, Morgantown; and Angela N. Brunicardi-Doss – Secretary, Parkersburg.

New Members of the Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee are: Jordan M. Laird, Wheeling; Rachel J. Cornell, Middlebourne; and Laci B. Browning, Huntington.