On June 13, 2019 all Active and Inactive Members were mailed an orange postcard via U. S. mail. The postcard contains instructions on how to complete reporting and pay fees for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. The deadline for reporting and paying fees is on or before midnight, September 3, 2019. For more information on how to complete the process go to http://www.wvbar.org and click on the Membership Reporting & Fees 2019-20 tab.
KELLER NOTICE TO STATE BAR MEMBERS
The time schedule to follow on Keller issues is available on the State Bar’s website at https://www.mywvbar.org/feeguidelines. If any member has questions concerning this matter, please contact Anita Casey at The West Virginia State Bar at 304-553-7228 or by email at email@example.com.
Challenges should be directed to Executive Director Anita Casey and may be submitted by mail [mailing address: 2000 Deitrick Blvd, Charleston, WV 25311] or email [firstname.lastname@example.org].
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking applications for a fourteen-year appointment as U. S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia at Wheeling. Questions should be directed to James N. Ishida, Circuit Executive, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit email@example.com. Applications must be completed
The State Bar is pleased to announce the exhibition of the art work of Saint Joseph Central Catholic High School students at the State Bar Center. The students’ oil on canvas display of 17 pieces will be available for viewing until the end of September 2019. Thank you is extended to the talented students and their art instructor, Sherri Holtzapfel, for lending the art work to The State Bar.
AMENDMENT TO THE WEST VIRGINIA RULES OF JUVENILE PROCEDURE
By order entered on June 19, 2019, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals approved a 30-day period of public comment on the proposed amendment to the West Virginia Rules of Juvenile Procedure. The public comment period closes on July 19, 2019. Comments are to be filed in writing with the Clerk of Court.
REQUEST FOR COMMENT ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE WEST VIRGINIA
RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR CHILD ABUSE
AND NEGLECT PROCEEDINGS
By order entered on June 19, 2019, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals approved a 30-day period of public comment on amendments to the West Virginia Rules of Procedure for Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings. The public comment period closes on July 19, 2019. Comments are to be filed in writing with the the Clerk of Court.
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION CIVIL PROCEEDINGS
By order entered on June 4, 2019, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals approved a 45-day period of public comment on the proposed adoption of the West Virginia Rules of Practice and Procedure for
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULES RELATING TO ELECTRONIC FILING: TRIAL COURT RULE 11.02, TRIAL COURT RULE 15A, AND RULE 6 OF THE RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR FAMILY COURTS
By order entered on June 10, 2019, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals approved a 45-day period of public comment on a proposed amendment to Rule 6 of the West Virginia Rules of Procedure for Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings. The public comment period closes on July 26, 2019. Comments are to be filed in writing with the Clerk of Court. To review the proposed rules, click here.
REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE WEST VIRGINIA RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PROCEEDINGS
By order entered on June 4, 2019, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals approved a 60-day period of public comment on a proposed amendment to Rule 6 of the West Virginia Rules of Procedure for Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings. The public comment period closes on August 6, 2019. Comments are to be filed in writing with the Clerk of Court. To review the proposed rule change, click here.
July 24, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Resolution Beyond Trial –
A WV State Bar Advanced Mediation Training
Host: State Bar ADR Committee
Location: Bridgeport Conference Center, 350 Conference Center Way, Bridgeport, WV 26330
A block of hotel rooms are reserved for July 23, 2019 at Wingate by Wyndham, 350 Conference Center Way, Bridgeport, West Virginia. The discounted rate is $94.00. To receive the discounted rate, inform the hotel that you are attending the West Virginia State Bar’s event and use Block Code 072319WVS when making your reservation. Wingate’s telephone number is 304-808-3000. The cut off date, for making room arrangements, is June 23, 2019.
Approved for 7.0 CLE credits (includes 1.0 CLE in Elimination of Bias)
Speakers:Beth White, West Virginia Association for Justice; Eric Wittenberg, Attorney and Historian; Honorable Edmund Albert Sargus, Jr., Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; Chief Justice Elizabeth D. Walker, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia; Chief Justice Maureen O’Conner, The Supreme Court of Ohio; Jen Giovannitti, The Benedum Foundation; Mac Warner, WV Secretary of State
Please join us at Oglebay Resort for our 133rd Annual Meeting.
Location: The State Bar Center, Large Conference Room, Charleston, West Virginia and via video conference.
MCLE: 3 general credits
Speakers: Lisa Tackett, John A. Carr, and Kenley Hanna
Live registration is limited to 35 attendees at The State Bar Center and unlimited capacity for attendees attending via video conferencing. More information and registration will be available soon.
If you are unable to use the stairs from the first floor to the lower level, please drive down the driveway on the far 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 304-553-220, in advance of the meeting, so arrangements can be made.
September 24-26, 2019
ABA 2019 National Conference for
Lawyer Assistance Programs
On-line registration for the ABA 2019 National Conference for Lawyer Assistance Programs being held on September 24-26, 2019 at the Hilton Austin Downtown in Austin, Texas is now open! This year’s conference theme is “From Surviving to Thriving: LAPs Lead the Way.” The conference will have sessions of interest to judges, disciplinary staff, bar leaders, lawyer assistance program directors and staff, law students, law school administrators and law firm managers, as well as abundant opportunities to network with LAP personnel and volunteers involved in Lawyer Assistance Programs from across the United States, Canada and Great Britain. The Honorable Beth Walker of the West Virginia Supreme Court will be participating in a panel discussion at the conference. We look forward to your participation. If you have any questions regarding registration for this event, please contact Amber Hanna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information regarding attendee registration may be found at,
To book by phone, call 512-482-8000 and mention “ABA National CoLAP/ILAA Conference”
2019 REGIONAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
Please find below the dates and locations for the 2019 Regional Meeting. Registration and further information will be announced in the coming months.
October 1 –Tamarack – Beckley, WV
October 2 – Bavarian Inn – Shepherdstown, WV
October 3 – South Branch Inn – Moorefield, WV
October 15 – Oliverio’s – Bridgeport, WV
October 16 – WVU College of Law, Morgantown, WV
October 17 – Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV
October 28 – The Blennerhassett – Parkersburg, WV
October 29 – Giovanni’s – Chapmanville, WV
October 30 – Guyan Country Club – Huntington, WV
October 31 – University of Charleston (Geary Student Union), Charleston, WV
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