Bar Blast – January 1, 2019

January 1, 2019
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The West Virginia State Bar will be closed on
January 1, 2019.

Pro Bono Attorneys Needed
Parkersburg is hosting TLC on January 8, January 15, January 22, and January 29 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday Legal Connect (TLC) is a partnership between Legal Aid of West Virginia and the West Virginia State Bar taking place every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Pro bono attorneys are needed to participate in TLC on Tuesdays in January by taking calls from the public about basic legal issues and providing general legal information (no advice or representation). A light meal will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m., during which time a brief training will be given so volunteers know what to expect.
To volunteer, contact Vanessa Beam at (304) 485-7522 x 2914 or

US District Court – Southern District of WV
Supervising CJA Attorney Opening
The United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia is seeking applications for the position of CJA Supervising Attorney. Questions should be directed to Korin Parsons at Applications should be submitted by January 18, 2019.

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Upcoming Events

January 15, 2019 9am-12pm – FREE LIVE CLE
Do’s and Don’ts of Litigating in State and Federal Courts in West Virginia – Free CLE Video Conference
Location: State Bar Center – Charleston, WV and via Video Conference
CLE: 3.0 live attendance credits
Speakers: Thomas Hurney and Rob Aliff
About: Discussion about opinions of the Supreme Court of Appeals and West Virginia federal courts that focus on failure to follow trial court, civil and appellate rules; investigation, questioning and disqualification of jurors in voir dire; discovery practices; proper and improper argument; and other topics of interest to the West Virginia litigator.

January 18, 2019 11:30am
Family Law Committee Meeting
Location: State Bar Center – Charleston, WV
Questions Contact Lyne Ranson at

January 31 – February 1, 2019
2019 Mid-Winter Convention and Seminar
Sponsor: West Virginia Association for Justice
Location: Embassy Suites  – Charleston, WV
CLE: 15 CLE hours, including 3.0 in ethics and law office management

Save the Date: April 7-8, 2019
West Virginia State Bar’s 2019 Annual Meeting
Location: Embassy Suites  – Charleston, WV
Registration Opens January 14
More Information Coming Soon

Save the Date: April 8, 2019
West Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Section Bridge the Gap Program
About: Each new lawyer admitted to practice after July 1, 2018will have twenty-four months after their date of admission to complete the program.
Location: Embassy Suites  – Charleston, WV
Registration Opens January 14
Only Newly Admitted Members May Attend
More Information Coming Soon

Save the Date: April 12-14, 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. 
More Information Coming Soon

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