Bar Blast – November 13, 2018

November 13, 2018
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The West Virginia State Bar is pleased to announce that the State Bar Center is hosting a show of selected art works of the students and faculty of West Virginia State University.  The show will continue until the end of January 2019.  For more information click here.

Position Open for Commissioner
 of WV Legislative Claims Commission

The West Virginia State Bar is seeking candidates for the position of Commissioner of the Legislative Claims Commission. The State Bar Board of Governors will nominate three (3) lawyers and will submit these names to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate for appointment to the Claims Commission. The term is for six (6) years. A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience as a licensed attorney is required. A full description of qualifications can be found in W.Va. Code Section 14-2-4 and 14-2-10, and compensation is provided for in W. Va. Code Section 14-2-8. This position involves hearing and deciding claims filed against state agencies and the Crime Victims Fund. The main offices of the Claims Commission are at the State Capitol with travel to other parts of the state for hearings. Some administrative law, mediation, or other judicial experience would be beneficial.
If you qualify for appointment, and would like to be considered for nomination, please send your resume, with any supporting information and/or letters of reference, to Anita R. Casey, Executive Director, The West Virginia State Bar, 2000 Deitrick Blvd., Charleston, WV 25311 or Nominations must be received by midnight, December 31, 2018.

Investiture Ceremony of U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Mazzone 
You are cordially invited to attend the formal investiture ceremony of the Honorable James P. Mazzone as United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia on Friday, November 30, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the United States Courthouse and Federal Building, 1125 Chapline Street, Wheeling, WV. Overflow seating for bar members will be available in the North Courtroom on the 2nd floor where a live video/audio feed will be transmitted. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by November 16, 2018, to Kim A. Criswell at (304) 234-0380 or

Toys For Tots: Last Chance for Boxes
The West Virginia State Bar’s Veteran and Military Affairs Committee is participating in the Marine Corp Reserve’s Toys for Tots program this year. Most activities will take place in late October to mid November. If you are interested in volunteering to help by hosting a drop box, collecting and/or sorting toys at the Reserve Center, please contact Committee Co-chairperson Lew Brewer at or Anita Casey at

Upcoming Events

Save the Date: April 7-8, 2019
West Virginia State Bar’s 2019 Annual Meeting
Location: Embassy Suites  – Charleston, WV
More Information Coming Soon

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