Bar Blast – August 21, 2018

August 21, 2018
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West Virginia Supreme Court Vacancy
The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill a second judicial vacancy on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Candidates must submit their completed applications and letters of recommendation or comment by no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 22, 2018.Applications and instructions are available at For more information about the application process, please call Ashley Summitt at 304-558-2000. Interviews will be held in Charleston on August 24, 2018.

Keller Notice to State Bar Members
The time schedule which will be followed on Keller issues is available on the Bar’s website.  If any member has a question concerning this matter, contact Anita Casey at The West Virginia State Bar at 304-553-7228 or by e-mail at

Upcoming Events

August 22, 2018 – 12PM-2:30PM
Intellectual Property Committee Meeting, New Member Solicitation Meeting & CLE
Host: The West Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Committee
Location: State Bar Center – Charleston, WV and live via video conference
CLE: 2.0 credits including 1.0 ethics credit
About: Special guests from the United States Patent and Trademark Office will speak on subjects within the USPTO Patent Pro Bono Program and the Trademark Classification department.
Click Here to register to attend via video conference
Click Here to register for live attendance (Live attendance is limited to the first 35 registrants)

August 23-25, 2018
2018 Bar Association Annual Meeting
Location: The Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, Virginia
CLE: 6.0 credits including 1.0 ethics/substance abuse credit.

September 7, 2018 – 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Lunch and Laughs With a Legal Legend
Charity Roast of WV Supreme Court Senior Status Justice and WVU College of Law Adjunct Lecturer Larry Starcher
Host: WV Bar Foundation
Location: Erickson Alumni Center-Morgantown, WV
More Information: CLICK HERE

September 14-15, 2018 – 8:30AM to 5:30 PM
Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training CLE
Host: The Collaborative Practice Training Institute (CPTI),
Location: University of Virginia, Northern Virginia Center, Falls Church, Virginia
CLE: 18.20 credit hours including 2.40 Ethics/Office Mgmt/Substance Abuse/Elimination
If you are interested in collaborative divorce, this training meets the IACP standards for Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training.

September 19, 2018 – 10AM-1PM
Employment Law CLE
Host: The West Virginia State Bar
Location: Steptoe & Johnson PLLC Office – Bridgeport, WV and by Video Conference
CLE: 3 credit hours
Click Here to register to attend via video conference
Click Here to register for live attendance (Live attendance is limited to the first 55 registrants)

Dates and Locations for the 2018 Regional Meetings
Registration and further information will be announced in the coming months.
 October 9, 2018 – Oliverio’s – Bridgeport
 October 10, 2018- Lakeview Resort – Morgantown
 October 11, 2018 – Oglebay Resort – Wheeling
 October 16, 2018 –  University of Charleston – Charleston
 October 17, 2018 – Guyan Country Club – Huntington
 October 18, 2018 -The Blennerhassett – Parkersburg
 October 19, 2018 – Giovanni’s – Chapmanville
 October 23, 2018 – Tamarack – Beckley
 October 24, 2018 – Bavarian Inn – Shepherdstown
 October 25, 2018 – South Branch Inn – Moorefield

October 28-30, 2018
69th Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Tax Institute
Host: The West Virginia Tax Institute
Location: Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place -Morgantown, WV
CLE: 16.4 credit hours including 1.0 of ethics
Further information, including registration information, can be found at or by calling Ilena Thomas at 304-624-6555.

November 13, 2018 – 10AM-1PM
Veterans & Military Affairs Annual CLE
Host: The West Virginia State Bar Veterans & Military Affairs Committee
Location: Huntington V.A. Medical Center – Huntington, WV
CLE: 3 credit hours
Registration & Agenda Coming Soon

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