At the Supreme Court of Appeals continued and held at Charleston, Kanawha County, on January 9, 2020 the following order was made and entered in vacation. Click here to view the Order
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia entered an Order, on December 30, 2019, Approving and Adopting the
Revisions to the Governance Documents of the West Virginia State Bar – West Virginia State Bar Constitution, West Virginia State Bar Bylaws, West Virginia State Bar Administrative Rules, and Definition of the Practice of Law
During the next few months, The State Bar will hold several short informational seminars to familiarize members with the revised Bylaws.
Two-Year CLE Reporting Period Ends June 30, 2020
The CLE reporting is to be completed electronically using the web-based membership portal at www.mywvbar.org. A minimum of 24 credits, including at least 3 credits on legal ethics, law office management, attorney well-being or elimination of bias must be reported. Below are some basic helpful hints to get you started.
Make sure you know your username and password for the online portal. You can request a new password from the login screen.
Check your current CLE transcript for accuracy. Once you are logged in to the portal, go to the “CLE” tab and choose “My CLE Transcript” from the dropdown menu.
If you have already attended/completed a CLE course for the 2018-2020 reporting period – report it now and do not wait until the reporting deadline.
Confirm any pending attendance credits that have been reported by a CLE provider and appear on the bottom of your transcript waiting for your approval.
2020 State Bar Membership Directory
and The Virginias Legal Directory
See below for pre-order information and forms for the 2020 edition of the West Virginia State Bar’s membership directory and the Virginias Legal Directory.
Host: The WV State Bar – Intellectual Property Committee
Location: The State Bar Center, Large Conference Room, Charleston, West Virginia and via video conference.
CLE: 3 hours
Registration and more information coming soon.
Facility Details: Due to limited space at the State Bar Center, live registration is limited to 35 attendees at The State Bar Center. There is unlimited capacity for attendees attending via video conferencing. If you do not receive a confirmation of registration, you will only be able to attend this seminar via video conference.
If you are unable to use the stairs from the first floor to the lower level, please drive down the driveway on the left-side of the Bar Center and enter the building at the bottom of the driveway. There are also handicap accessible restrooms available. If you need other assistance, please contact the State Bar 304-553-7220, in advance of the meeting, so arrangements can be made.
Save the Date:
APRIL 3, 2020 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Family Law CLE
Host: Kanawha County Family Law Bench Bar Committee
Location: Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center
CLE: 8.9 hours – including 1.1 credits in law office management.
Charleston Marriott has a block of rooms being held for the April 3 CLE at the low rate of $96 per night plus tax and fees. Rates available for April 2nd and 3rd. CALL as soon as possible to guarantee your room. (304)-345-6500
Location: The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV
CLE: 6.5 hours including 4.5 ethics/law office management/attorney wellbeing/elimination of bias. (Monday, April 6 – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Cost: $150 – CLE Program
A block of hotel rooms are reserved at The Greenbrier Resort, White Sulpher Springs, and The Hampton Inn, Lewisburg, at a discounted rate. To receive the discounted rate, inform The Greenbrier or Hampton Inn that you are attending the West Virginia State Bar’s event and use Code WVSB2020 when making your reservation.
The Greenbrier Resort – $189 per night + resort fees, historic preservation fee, and applicable taxes (Nights of April 3-6, 2020). Reservations: 855-441-2078. Mention Code WVSB2020.
The Hampton Inn – One night only (April 5, 2020) at $124 per night + applicable taxes. The last day to make your room reservation is March 22, 2020. Reservations: 304-645-7300. Mention Code WVSB2020.
State Bar Members who are employed with Public Defender Services, Legal Aid of WV and are Federal/State Court Law Clerks we are offering a special discounted rate for the presentations on April 6 CLICK HERE for more information.
Save the Date: APRIL 17-19, 2020
The 2020 WVJLAP Annual Conference & Retreat
Location: Stonewall Resort, Roanoke WV
Registration information will be provided at a later date
Save the Date: JUNE 17 AND 18, 2020
The West Virginia State Bar
Basic Mediation Training
Location: Flatwoods, West Virginia
Registration and more information coming soon.
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Although these are difficult and uncertain times we don’t want to miss highlighting an attorney who is MoreThanA Lawyer. Sharing the good work of our attorneys will always be a priority and Brandy Bell portrays the best in helping her community beyond her practice of law at Kay Casto & Chaney PLLC. Here is her story. ******************************************* Brandy resides in Bridgeport, WV, with her family and practices law in Morgantown. Beyond her duties of her practice and as a wife and mother of two, Brandy exemplifies how our lawyers give back to their communities with her many volunteer activities. “My husband and I feel strongly about giving back and supporting our local schools, youth sports programs, church, and community.” She is active with her children’s pre-school and elementary school serving on their boards and organizing fundraisers and events to address the needs of students and teachers, whether funding for a playground or calm areas in the school, or supporting the local backpack programs. As a member of several youth sports programs Brandy also strives to ensure that every child has the opportunity to find passion in what they love. Brandy also invests her time and energy in the @GFWC Bridgeport Junior Woman’s Club which is dedicated to community improvement, including the organization of water walks to raise awareness of clean water issues that impact areas around the world, raising funds for WVU Children’s Hospital and providing scholarships to students who also participate in community service. Brandy was nominated by her law partner, Shannon Smith.
Thank you, Brandy, for your dedication to these volunteer organizations and the children 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