The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill the judicial vacancy on the 13th Judicial Circuit Court serving Kanawha County. Candidates must submit their completed applications by no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 4, 2018. The deadline for submittal of letters of recommendation or comment is June 11, 2018. Applications and instructions are available at www.governor.wv.gov For more information about the application process, please call Manda Bickoff at 304-558-2000. Interviews will be held in Charleston on June 21, 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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
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
Negotiation Skills for Advocates and Mediators-An Interactive Process
Advanced Mediation Training
Host: State Bar ADR Committee
Location: Bridgeport Conference Center
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.
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