Bar Blast – May 1, 2018

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Updated Contact Information
The State Bar annual orange postcard regarding membership fees will be mailed on June 13, 2018 for the July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019 fiscal year. Please be sure to log into the membership portal and verify your contact information by June 1.

NEW on Westlaw: West Virginia Pattern Jury Instructions for Civil Cases

The full text of West Virginia Pattern Jury Instructions for Civil Cases is now available on Westlaw. With Westlaw access you can conveniently integrate this valuable resource with your trial preparation and research workflows to increase ease of use and efficiency.
A few printed copies of the Patten Jury Instructions for Civil Cases in West Virginia are available.
There are no current plans to offer the pattern jury instructions in print once this inventory is depleted.

To order your printed set online, click here

For more information, contact your Westlaw representative: Contact Sales

MCLE Reminder for the July 1, 2016-June 30, 2018 Reporting Period
The July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018 reporting period ends June 30, 2018.  The filing deadline is July 31, 2018.  Please login to the member portal at www.mywvbar.org and go to My Transcript to view the credits reported, and to confirm, edit, or delete any pending submissions from the sponsor reporting.  Credits filed August 1, 2018 or later will require a $50 late filing fee.  Active attorneys are required a total of 24 credits, including at least 3 in legal ethics, law office management, substance abuse or elimination of bias.  Newly admitted attorneys admitted between July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 are required 12 total credits, including at least 3 in legal ethics, law office management, substance abuse or elimination of bias.  Attorneys admitted on or after July 1, 2017 are exempt for the July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018 reporting period.

Public Comment

Request for Public Comment on Legal Ethics Opinion
The following L.E.O. was approved for publication for public comment at the January 26, 2018 meeting of the Lawyer Disciplinary Board. Please submit your comments by May 15, 2018. Please send them to: L.E.O. Public Comments, Office of Disciplinary Counsel, 4700 MacCorkle Avenue SE, Suite 1200C, Charleston, WV  25304. Click here for a copy of the opinion.

Upcoming Events

May 4, 2018 9:00-4:00
Defending Parents Charged With Abuse and Neglect
6.6 Hours CLE Credit
Location: Cabell County Courthouse Huntington, WV
 
Contact Pam Clark at pam.r.clark@wv.gov with questions.

May 5, 2018
Annual West Virginia Bar Association Real Estate Law Conference and Kentucky Derby Party
Location: Glade Springs
 Click here for more information

May 16-18, 2018
Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia Annual Meeting
Host: Defense Trial Counsel of WV
Location: Stonewall Resort
For More information, visit the website at dtcwv.org or contact pschultz@dtcwv.org

May 17, 2018 8:45-5:00
Finance and Estate Planning Seminar
Host: WV Bankers Association, WV Society of CPAs, The WV State Bar Probate Law Committee
Location: Edgewood Country Club, Charleston, WV
Click here to register
Click here for a copy of the agenda
Click here to view the event brochure

May 18, 2018 8:30-4:00
Mountain State Bar Association Annual CLE
6 Hours CLE Credit
Location: Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Shepherdstown, WV
 
Contact Cheryl Henderson at 304-523-5732 with questions.
Click here for event registration brochure.

May 18, 2018 9:00-4:00
Defending the Rights of your Intellectually Disabled Client
6.6 Hours CLE Credit
Host: Public Defender Services
Location: Voter’s Registration Office at 415 Quarrier Street Charleston, WV
 
Contact Pam Clark at pam.r.clark@wv.gov with questions.
Click here to register

May 18-20, 2018
7th Lawyer Leadership Institute
Host: West Virginia Bar Foundation
Location: Stonewall Resort
 
Click here for more information

May 23, 2018 10:00-1:00
Free and Live
Marijuana Law Webinar
3 CLE Credit Hours-2.5 General/0.5 Ethics
Location:
State Bar Center, Charleston, WV (in-person attendance limited to first 35 registrants) and broadcast statewide online via video conference
Click here to register to attend via video conference
Click here to register to attend in-person
Agenda will be available soon

May 31-June 1, 2018
Regional Rural Juvenile Training Immersion Program
Host: Mid-Atlantic Juvenile Defender Center
Location:
Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV
Click here to register

June 6-7, 2018
WVAJ Annual Convention and Seminar
Host: West Virginia Association for Justice
Location: Embassy Suites Hotel-Charleston, WV

 

Approved for 14.6 CLE credits including 3.6 in Ethics and Law Office Management
Click here to view the convention schedule and to register for the event
If you have any questions, call 304-344-0692

June 13-14, 2018
Basic Mediation Training
Host: State Bar ADR Committee
Location:

 Days Inn and Suites, Flatwoods

Approved for 16.5 CLE credits including 1.0 in Ethics
A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate ($89.99) for the event. In order to receive the discounted rate, inform the hotel that you are attending the WV State Bar’s event when making your reservation. Contact Cathy Shuman at 866-700-7284 X101 to reserve your room
For more information and to register for the event, click
here. Click here for a copy of the agenda.
THIS TRAINING IS OFFERED EVERY OTHER YEAR SO THE NEXT TRAINING WILL NOT BE UNTIL 2020. 

Save the Date: June 14-15, 2018
2018 Annual Indigent Defense Conference
Host: Public Defender Services
Location: Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, WV

June 28, 2018
8:30-4:30
Hot Topics for Government Lawyers
Host: Government Lawyers Committee
Location: West Virginia House of Delegates Chamber* State Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV
*In the event the Legislature is in session, the seminar will be held in the Capitol Room of the State Training Center.
Contact Martha Hill at martha.j.hill@wv.gov with any questions.
Click here to register
Click here to view the agenda

July 11, 2018
Negotiation Skills for Advocates and Mediators-An Interactive Process
Advanced Mediation Training
Host: State Bar ADR Committee
Location: Bridgeport Conference Center
Cost: $150.00
Approved for 7.5 CLE credits
A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at Wingate by Wyndham, 350 Conference Center Way in Bridgeport, at a discounted rate ($80) for the event.  In order to receive the discounted rate, inform the hotel that you are attending the West Virginia State Bar’s event when making your reservation.  The number is 304-808-1000.  The code to give to the hotel to get the discounted rate is CGBAR2.
Click here to view a copy of the agenda
To view copies of the CV’s of the presenters, click  here and here
Click here to register

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