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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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,
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