Bar Blast – June 18, 2019

June 18, 2019
THE STATE BAR WILL BE CLOSED JUNE 20, 2019 IN OBSERVANCE OF
 WEST VIRGINIA DAY
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KELLER NOTICE TO STATE BAR MEMBERS
The time schedule to be followed on Keller issues is available on the State Bar’s website at https://www.mywvbar.org/feeguidelines.  If any member has a question concerning this matter, please contact Anita Casey at The West Virginia State Bar at 304-553-7228 or by email at

The West Virginia State Bar Training Center 
is now open for reservations
In addition to the State Bar’s conference rooms being available to Bar members for mediations, client meetings and depositions, the renovation of the State Bar’s Training Center has been completed and is now available to Bar members for lunch meetings, seminars, and out-of-office training sessions for attorneys, their staff, and/or large groups of clients. The room is located on the lower level of the State Bar Center and will accommodate up to 35 attendees. If an attendee is unable to use stairs from the first floor to the lower level, the attendee may drive down the driveway on the far side of the Bar Center and enter the building at the bottom of the driveway.  In addition to a kitchen area that can be used for food service, there are handicap accessible restrooms available on the lower level.  Any Bar member who wants to reserve the Training Center or a conference room, may contact the West Virginia State Bar at 304-553-7220.  Reserving a room is free to Bar members.  

Request for Public Comment

REQUEST FOR COMMENT ON PROPOSED 
ADOPTION OF THE WEST VIRGINIA RULES OF 
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 commenton the proposed adoption of the West Virginia Rules of Practice and Procedure for Financial Exploitation Civil Proceedings.
The public comment period closes on July 22, 2019. Comments are to be filed in writing with the Clerk of Court.

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 commenton 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.

Upcoming Events

June 20 – 21, 2019 
PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES
2019 INDIGENT DEFENSE CONFERENCE
Host:  Public Defender Service 
Location:  Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, 
Two Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501
Cost:  Lawyers $250Non-Lawyers $150 and;  Interns $50
MCLE credits:  The conference has been approved for 10.8 total hours of CLE credit by the WV State Bar, including 2.4 hours of substance abuse/attorney wellness/office management.Click here for itinerary
For more information contact Pamela Clark at Pam.R.Clark@wv.gov

July 10, 2019 9:00am-12:00pm
FREE and LIVE WEBINAR
Presented by representative of the Federal Trade Commission and West Virginia Attorney General’s Office
Topics:      Cybersecurity for small businesses/law firms                                       Impostor Scams reported by West Virginia consumers
Location:  WV State Bar Conference Center – Charleston, WV and                      via video conference.
MCLE credits:  3.0 Law Office Management
Attention:  The seminar will be held in the new lower level conference room.  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 at 304-553-7220 in advance of the meeting so arrangements can be made to accommodate you.

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
Cost:  $100.00
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)
For more information contact Monica Haddad at   monicahaddad@comcast.net

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