Members of the Workers Compensation Board of Review Nominating Committee are accepting applications for a Board of Review opening. Applications should be sent to Anita R. Casey, Executive Director, West Virginia State Bar, 2000 Deitrick Boulevard, Charleston, West Virginia 25311 or to email@example.com. Applications must be RECEIVED by NOON on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. To review the legal authority, purpose, seat restrictions, compensation and other information on the Board of Review click here.
Questions can be directed to Brian Abraham at 304-558-2000.
On February 14, 2019 members in Districts 1-5 (see list below) were emailed information on how to submit votes for Board of Governor and Young Lawyer Section Executive Committee Nominees using the State Bar’s E-Voting system. Each member were provided a specific link to vote for the nominees in his or her district. If you did not receive this link go to www.mywvbar.org, login and click “Vote Now”.
Voting will close at 11:59PM, Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
Questions on the operation of the voting system should be directed to Mike Mellace at firstname.lastname@example.org. Other questions should be directed to the Elections Committee via Anita R. Casey at email@example.com.
District County List
District 1: Brooke, Hancock and Ohio
District 2: Marshall, Pleasants, Tyler and Wetzel
District 3: Calhoun, Gilmer, Ritchie, Wirt and Wood
District 4: Clay, Jackson, Mason, Putnam and Roane
District 5: Cabell and Wayne
The West Virginia Association for Justice would like to congratulate its Executive Director, Beth White, for obtaining her Certified Association Executive credentials. Beth is the first West Virginian to receive this nationally recognized certification in over 10 years. To Learn More Click Here
Call for Judges: 2019 National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court
The National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition, hosted March 7-9 by WVU Law, is seeking volunteer judges. Early round judges must be attorneys of good standing licensed to practice law in any state. Final round (March 9, afternoon) judges must be a federal or state appellate judge. Now in its ninth year, the National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition attracts exceptional law students from across the country. A record 29 teams are signed up to compete this year. To volunteer or for questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Judge 2019” in the subject line. For more information on the competition, click here.
Interpreting K-1s, W-2s and 1099s for Determining child support
Speakers: Mark Kelley, Esq. and David Epperly
Sponsor: Kanawha County Family Law Committee
Location: CPA at Voters Registration Room on Court Street
For more information contact Lyne Ranson at Lyne@lyneranson.com
March 26, 2019: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Bench & Bar – A New Era
Sponsor: The West Virginia Bar Association
Location: The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center, Clarksburg, WV
CLE: 1.0 credit, including 0.60 ethics
Speakers: Chief Justice Elizabeth D. Walker, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, and Honorable Thomas S. Kleeh, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia
Please join us at a networking reception with judges and lawyers from around the state and a program featuring newly-appointed and elected judges. Additional confirmed guests include WV Supreme Court Justice John A. Hutchison, Judge Michael J. Olejasz, and Judge Steven L. Shaffer. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Tessa White at email@example.com.
March 28, 2019 – SAVE THE DATE
Family Law Issues – FREE & LIVE SEMINAR
Sponsor: The West Virginia State Bar
Location: The State Bar Center – Charleston, WV and via video conference.
CLE: 3 CLE general credits
Speakers: Lisa Tackett, Lori Poletta-Davis and Major C. Scott Applegate
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.
Location: The Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center
About: Cost is $130 and includes lunch. For more information contact Lyne@LyneRanson.com
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This time of year we are especially thankful for our attorneys who have always given back to their communities. This month’s MoreThanALawyer Natalie Sal exemplifies the best in West Virginia attorneys with her generous giving of her time in both her legal practice and her private life. Read more about our Thanksgiving MoreThanALawyer below. ********************************************************************* Community service and engagement have always been a priority in Natalie Sal’s life. She and her Morgantown firm Sal Sellaro Culpepper Legal Group routinely provide pro bono legal services for clients of the Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center (RDVIC), WV Legal Aid, and WV Bar’s Legal Connect, and they have received multiple awards in recognition of their many years of pro bono service. Passionate about helping children and families, Natalie has served as a member of the West Virginia Court Improvement Oversight Board (charged with working state-wide to improve outcomes for children and families in the child welfare system) and frequently presents at continuing legal education conferences statewide on issues relating to child welfare.
Natalie’s philosophy – that the generous sharing of our time and talents is essential for our community to thrive – has been every bit as much a driving force in her private life. She is on the Board of Directors of Christian Help, a local nonprofit providing necessities and services to area residents, and is a consultant for The Pantry Plus More, another local nonprofit whose mission is to help provide food, clothing, and other necessities to school-aged children. Natalie spent over 18 years as a frequent volunteer for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, providing both extensive on-air volunteer assistance and off-air support for television and radio fund drives. She encourages others to become involved with the various community organizations and efforts addressing the challenges facing families in West Virginia, believing that, "Our collective wisdom is so much greater than that of any one of us alone."
As a mother of two amazing children (and volunteers-in-training), Natalie is an extremely active volunteer and fundraiser for Morgantown Learning Academy, her children’s nonprofit school, and serves on the affiliated Mountain Stewardship and Outdoor Leadership Advisory Board that oversees the unique Mountain SOL outdoor education program. With a deep love of science and an engineering background, Natalie and her husband also promote science engagement and education for children in the community. From her daily social media “Cool Science Fact” to coaching FIRST Lego Robotics to providing occasional hands-on science exhibitions at area schools and daycare programs, Natalie encourages adults and children alike to get involved and to “Play science!”
Thank you, Natalie, for your dedication to pro bono service and to these volunteer organizations and the families they serve. You make us proud! ****************************************************** What is our MoreThanALawyer campaign all about? It highlights all the ways West Virginia’s attorneys impact lives within and outside of their profession. West Virginia's lawyers are service members, volunteers, mentors, coaches, musicians and committed advocates. In all of these roles, they make a difference in their community. Each month we share a MoreThanALawyer story on West Virginia State Bar’s Facebook and Twitter pages. ... See MoreSee Less