Bar Blast – March 5, 2019

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April 7-8, 2019 | Embassy Suites – Charleston, WV
Includes CLE Seminars, Annual Banquet and Reception
Includes CLE Seminars Only
Includes Annual Banquet Only
March 5, 2019
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LAWS – Legal Advancement for West Virginia Students
The Supreme Court invites attorneys to contact their local high schools and middle schools and offer to help students learn about the appellate court system and prepare for LAWS, which is available statewide for the first time this year. LAWS – Legal Advancement for West Virginia Students – is a civic education program in which the Supreme Court holds an argument docket at a county courthouse about once a year and invites students from that area to attend.  The LAWS docket this year will be April 9 at the Morgan County Courthouse in Berkeley Springs. As always, the arguments will be  webcast live.  This year for the first time, the webcast will be recorded and kept on the West Virginia Judiciary YouTube Channel so that students anywhere can watch during their normal class times.  The cases and documents filed in the cases also are available on the West Virginia Judiciary website.
Questions should be directed to Jennifer Bundy at 304-340-2305 or

Sponsorships for the Annual Gathering are due by March 27, 2019
Click here for more information
Click here for the sponsorship application

Contact Anita Casey at with any questions

Upcoming Events

March 26, 2019: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Bench & Bar – A New Era
Sponsor: The West Virginia Bar Association
Location: The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center, Clarksburg, WV
CLE: 1.0 credit, including 0.60 ethics
Speakers: Chief Justice Elizabeth D. Walker, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, and Honorable Thomas S. Kleeh, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia
Please join us at a networking reception with judges and lawyers from around the state and a program featuring newly-appointed and elected judges.  Additional confirmed guests include WV Supreme Court Justice John A. Hutchison, Judge Michael J. Olejasz, and Judge Steven L. Shaffer.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Contact Tessa White at

March 28, 2019
Family Law Issues – FREE & LIVE SEMINAR
Sponsor: The West Virginia State Bar
Location: The State Bar Center – Charleston, WV and via video conference.
CLE: 3 CLE general credits
Speakers: Lisa Tackett, Lori Paletta-Davis and Major C. Scott Applegate

April 7-8, 2019
West Virginia State Bar’s 2019 Annual Meeting
Location: Embassy Suites  – Charleston, WV
Speakers: Judge Adrienne Nelson, Terry Harrell, Chief Justice Elizabeth Walker, Bruce Hennes, Brian Moore & Katherine Capito and Judge Joanna Tabit.
About: The West Virginia State Bar’s Annual Meeting is the ideal venue to reconnect with lawyers and friends – and to build new relationships – all while enjoying Charleston, West Virginia. Take advantage of excellent Embassy Suites accommodation rates offered only to our members.*
Registration Deadline for Seminar: April 3 @ Noon
Registration Deadline for Banquet: March 27 @ Noon

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 Members Admitted after July 1, 2018 May Attend

April 12-14, 2019 – Make your reservation before March 10, 2019 to get the all inclusive room rate, with all meals and registration included! 
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. 

April 25, 2019

21st Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner
Host: WV Bar Foundation
Location: The Charleston Marriott Hotel
Please contact Tom Tinder to make your reservations–304-343-9823, or WV Bar Foundation, P.O. Box 4845, Charleston, WV 25364.

April 30, 2019: 10am-1pm   FREE & LIVE CLE
Law Practice Succession Planning 
Sponsor: The West Virginia State Bar
Location: The State Bar Center – Charleston, WV and via video conference.
CLE: 3 CLE Credits in Law Office Management

May 22, 2019: 8:30am-5:00 pm       
Sponsor: The Kanawha County Family Law Committee
Location: The Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center
For more information contact
Cost is $130 and includes lunch.
To Register: Send check to
Kanawha County Family Law Bench Bar Committee
c/o Susie Shepard
P.O. Box 418
St. Albans, WV  25177

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