Bar Blast – October 16, 2018

October 16, 2018
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Toys For Tots
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

Volunteers needed for North Carolina Hurricane Relief
Lawyers across America are eligible for a pro bono opportunity made possible by a recent order of the North Carolina Supreme Court. The order permits out-of-state lawyers to temporarily provide pro bono legal services to low- to moderate-income North Carolina residents affected by Hurricane Florence.

Criminal Justice Act Panel Applications
The United States District Court for Southern District of West Virginia is currently accepting applications for appointment to the Criminal Justice Act Panel.  Members in good standing of the federal bar of the Southern District who have relevant criminal defense experience and a desire to provide quality representation to indigent defendants in a variety of criminal matters are encouraged to review the current CJA Plan and access a PDF-fillable application from the Court’s website at .Both documents are located under the CJA tab or you may click here for the application.
 Applications are due by October 19, 2018 and can be submitted via email to  Angie Volk, CJA Supervising Attorney for the Southern District, at  Ms. Volk is also available to answer any questions regarding the application process via email or by calling 304-347-3191.

Upcoming Events

October 16-25, 2018 – 10:30AM – 1:30PM
West Virginia State Bar Regional Meetings
CLE: 3.0 credit hours including 3.0 of ethics
For more information or to register click on the location below.
Event Date
Location Registration Deadline
10/16/2018 Charleston, WV 10/10/2018
10/17/2018 Huntington, WV 10/10/2018
10/18/2018 Parkersburg, WV 10/10/2018
10/19/2018 Chapmanville, WV 10/10/2018
10/23/2018 Beckley, WV 10/15/2018
10/24/2018 Shepherdstown, WV
*Maximum Capacity 35
10/25/2018 Moorefield, WV 10/15/2018

October 18, 2018 – 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Division Two – Supreme Court Candidate Forum
Host: The West Virginia Bar Association
Location: WV Culture Center, State Capitol Complex – Charleston, WV
CLE: pending
Click Here to see more information and to purchase tickets

October 18-20, 2018
Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse Conference
Host: West Virginia State Medical Association
Location: Embassy Suites, Charleston, West Virginia
CLE: 23.30 total credits, including 7.50 attorney wellness credits

October 23, 2018
WV Supreme Court Candidate – FREE
Host: West Virginia Women Attorneys
Location: LaBelle Theater – Charleston, WV
CLE: 2.4 total credits, including 1.2 ethics credits
ABOUT: West Virginia Women Attorneys invite you to attend a FREE WV Supreme Court Candidate Forum on October 25, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. at the LaBelle Theater in Charleston.  Register and submit potential questions for the candidates at

October 25, 2018 5-7pm
WV Supreme Court Candidate Forum
Host: Tri-State Tax Institute, West Liberty University & The WV State Bar State and Federal Taxation Committee
Location: WLU Highlands Center
CLE: 8 total credits, including 1.2 ethics credits

October 28-30, 2018
69th Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Tax Institute
Host: The West Virginia Tax Institute
Location: Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place -Morgantown, WV
CLE: 16.4 credit hours including 1.0 of ethics
Further information, including registration information, can be found at or by calling Ilena Thomas at 304-624-6555.

November 13, 2018 – 10AM-1PM
Veterans & Military Affairs Annual CLE & Day of Service
Host: The West Virginia State Bar Veterans & Military Affairs Committee
CLE: 3 credit hours
NOTE: To obtain credit for the seminar those attending will be expected to remain for a 60 minute walk in legal clinic.
Locations – REGISTRATION DEADLINE 11/9/2018
Huntington V.A. Medical Center – Click Here to Register
Beckley VA Medical Center – Click Here to Register
Clarksburg VA Medical Center – Click Here to Register
Martinsburg VA Medical Center – Click Here to Register

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