Bar Blast – January 15, 2019

January 15, 2019
Dear West Virginia State Bar Member,
We would like fifteen minutes of your time. Your input regarding The West Virginia State Bar is critical to our upcoming strategic planning process. We’d like to better understand the benefits and services you value the most, the challenges you face, and the ways in which the bar can better serve you. Your responses to this survey are confidential and will be compiled and analyzed by the ABA Division for Bar Services. Should you have any questions about the survey or need help completing it, please contact Jennifer Lewin at 312.988.5361 or jennifer.lewin@americanbar.org.
You can access the survey here:
If you need to exit the survey before completing it, you may return at any time by clicking the original survey link. Doing so will take you to the point in the survey where you left. The survey should take approximately fifteen minutes to complete.
The deadline for responding is Wednesday, January 23, 2019.
Thank you very much for your cooperation.
Frederick M. Dean Rohrig – President, The West Virginia State Bar
Anita Casey – Executive Director, The West Virginia State Bar
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10th Judicial Circuit Vacancy
The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill the judicial vacancy on the 10th Judicial Circuit Court serving Raleigh County.   Candidates must submit their completed applications and letters of recommendation or comment no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 16, 2019Click Here for Applications and instructions. For more information about the application process, please call Manda Bickoff at 304-558-2000. Interviews will be held in Charleston on January 23, 2019.

17th Judicial Circuit Vacancy
The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill the judicial vacancy on the 17th Judicial Circuit Court serving Monongalia County.   Candidates must submit their completed applications and letters of recommendation or comment no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 18, 2019Click Here for applications and instructions. For more information about the application process, please call Manda Bickoff at 304-558-2000. Interviews will be held in Morgantown on January 31, 2019.

23rd Judicial Circuit Vacancy
The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill the judicial vacancy on the 23rd Judicial Circuit Court serving Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan Counties. Candidates must submit their completed applications and letters of recommendation or comment no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 18, 2019Click Here for Applications and instructionsFor more information about the application process, please call Manda Bickoff at 304-558-2000. Interviews will be held in Morgantown on January 31, 2019.

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 Korin_Parsons@wvsd.uscourts.gov. Applications should be submitted by January 18, 2019.

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Nominations for Citizen Soldier, Young Lawyer and Mentor of the Year
Nominations for Citizen Soldier, Young Lawyer and Mentor of the Year must be received no later than 11:29 p.m. on February 11, 2019.
Citizen Soldier Nominations:
The 2019 Citizen Soldier Award will be presented at the 2019 State Bar Annual Meeting. To obtain information regarding the awards process click here.
Young Lawyer of the Year Nominations:
The 2019 Young Lawyer of the Year Award will be presented at the 2019 State Bar Annual Meeting. To obtain information regarding the awards process click here.
Mentor of the Year Nominations
The 2019 Mentor of the Year Award will be presented at the 2019 State Bar Annual Meeting. To obtain information regarding the awards process click here.

2019 State Bar Membership Directory

The 2019 edition of the membership directory will be available soon. To advance purchase a paper version click here for the order form.

Upcoming Events

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

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

April 7-8, 2019 – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
West Virginia State Bar’s 2019 Annual Meeting
Location: Embassy Suites  – Charleston, WV

April 8, 2019 – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
West Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Section Bridge the Gap Program
About: Each new lawyer admitted to practice after July 1, 2018 will have twenty-four months after their date of admission to complete the program. 
Location: Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center  – Charleston, WV
Only Newly Admitted Members May Attend

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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