Bar Blast – July 24, 2018

July 24, 2018
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Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia is currently seeking candidates for the position of Administrative Director. This position is responsible for all administrative aspects of the Court and reports directly to the Supreme Court Justices. Position posting details, applications, and instructions are available at www.courtswv.gov.

Keller Notice to State Bar Members
The time schedule which will be followed on Keller issues is available on the Bar’s website at https://www.mywvbar.org/feeguidelines. If any member has a question concerning this matter, contact Anita Casey at The West Virginia State Bar at 304-553-7228 or by e-mail at caseya@wvbar.org.

Public Comment

Proposed Revisions to Governance Documents 
The Supreme Court of Appeals is Requesting Comment on Proposed Revisions to the Governance Documents for the West Virginia State Bar – the proposed revisions are set forth in the Court’s order. Click here 

to view the order. Comment period expires August 14, 2018
Click here to view highlights of the proposed revisions.

Request for Public Comment
The Court is requesting public comment on proposed amendments to the Rules for Admission to the Practice of Law in West Virginia. Please review the attached order and file comments by August 15, 2018. Click here to view the order.

Lawyer Disciplinary Board Request for Public Comments
The Lawyer Disciplinary Board is soliciting public comments on the following Legal Ethics Opinion. Comments may be emailed to to ahinerman@wvodc.org. Deadline for submissions: September 20, 2018.  Click Here to view the “CONFLICTS IN A PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE” LEO.

Upcoming Events

July 26, 2018, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Free and Live CLE
Co-Employment Issues in West Virginia

Host: The West Virginia State Bar

Location: State Bar Center – Charleston, WV and live via video conference

CLE: 3.0 CLE general credits
Click here for the Agenda
Click here  to register for live attendance (Live attendance is limited to the first 35 registrants)
Click here to register to attend via video conference

August 22, 2018
Intellectual Property Committee Meeting, CLE & New Member Solicitation Meeting
Host: The West Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Committee
Location: State Bar Center – Charleston, WV and live via video conference
CLE: 2.0 CLE credits including 1.0 ethics credit.
About: Special guests from the United States Patent and Trademark Office will speak on subjects within the USPTO Patent Pro Bono Program and the Trademark Classification department.
Click Here to register to attend via video conference
Click Here to register for live attendance (Live attendance is limited to the first 35 registrants)

August 23-25, 2018
2018 Annual Meeting
Host: The West Virginia Bar Association
Location: The Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, Virginia
CLE: 6.0 CLE credits including 1.0 ethics/substance abuse credit.

Announcing the Dates and Locations for the 2018 Regional Meetings
Registration and further information will be announced in the coming months.
 October 9, 2018 – Oliverio’s – Bridgeport
 October 10, 2018- Lakeview Resort – Morgantown
 October 11, 2018 – Oglebay Resort – Wheeling
 October 16, 2018 –  University of Charleston – Charleston
 October 17, 2018 – Guyan Country Club – Huntington
 October 18, 2018 -The Blennerhassett – Parkersburg
 October 19, 2018 – Giovanni’s – Chapmanville
 October 23, 2018 – Tamarack – Beckley
 October 24, 2018 – Bavarian Inn – Shepherdstown
 October 25, 2018 – South Branch Inn – Moorefield

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