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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Legal Aid of West Virginia will host free Divorce and Custody/Custody Modification clinics in each of its 12 regional legal offices on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month in 2019, except December, which will only have clinics on the 13th. Divorce clinics will begin at 9 a.m.
Custody clinics will begin at 10 a.m.
Practicing West Virginia attorneys are encouraged to volunteer to teach one of the clinic sessions, with support from Legal Aid staff. Clinic volunteer opportunities are available in LAWV’s 12 regional offices: Beckley, Charleston, Clarksburg, Elkins, Huntington, Lewisburg, Logan, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Parkersburg, Princeton, and Wheeling. Office addresses, where the clinics will be held, can be found online at www.lawv.net.
Attorneys are also encouraged to refer the public to the clinics. Potential attendees who have questions or want more information should call 866-255-4370.
For more information about how to get involved, please contact David Frercks at 304-343-3013 ext. 2138.
January 29, 2019
New Year, New Markets?
Sponsor: ABA Retirement Fund
Join us for a live webinar with Mercer as they update us on the state of the market for the New Year. We will review 2018, discuss the recent market volatility, as well as look forward to what 2019 has in store. CLE credit has not been approved for this seminar.
About: The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia is sponsoring training this month for guardians ad litem in family court and child abuse/neglect cases. Completing this training will satisfy new requirements for both types of guardians ad litem.
For more information please contact:
Kandi Greter, CIP Education Coordinator
Kandi.Greter@courtswv.gov or 304-340-2755
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
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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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