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

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, 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

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, 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:
To register for the reception & dinner, e-mail Terry Mathias:, 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       
Sponsor: The Kanawha County Family Law Committee
Location: The Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center
For more information contact
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

Save the Date: June 20 – 21, 2019 
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

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