Bar Blast -October 8, 2019

October 8, 2019
Quick Links
In State 
CLE Calendar

Mobile App   
Download Now
Social Media

  Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
Adoption of Amendments to Trial Court Rules 11.02 and 15A, and Rule 6 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure for for Family Courts No. 19-Rules-11
Relating to Electronic Filing
At a Regular Term of the Supreme Court of Appeals, continued and held at Charleston, Kanawha County, on September 12, 2019, the attached order was made and entered.  
Upcoming Events
Please join us at one of our 2019 Regional Meetings.  
All meetings will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will end at 1:00 p.m.

Topics: Dealing With Social Media, West Virginia Office of Disciplinary Counsel; Your State Bar, State Bar Officers; and
Emerging Issues Related to the Opioid Epidemic, Counsel from Legal Aid of West Virginia
For more information regarding each event click on the location below.

Event Date
Registration Deadline
October 17-19, 2019
Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse Conference – Pain & Addiction, 
Best Practices & Proper Prescribing
Hosts:  West Virginia State Medical Association and 
Appalachian Addiction Conference, Inc.
Location:  Waterfront Marriott, Morgantown, WV
CLE: 24 total credits, including 17.4 wellness/office management/elimination of bias
              Click her for the Agenda and to Register
October 22, 2019
The 62nd Annual Tri-State Tax Institute
Host: Tri-State Tax Institute, West Liberty University & The WV State Bar State and Federal Taxation Committee
Location:  West Liberty University – Highlands Center
CLE:  WV – 9 total credits, including 1.8 ethics credits; PA -7 total credits, including 1.5 ethics credits; OH – 8 total credits, including 1.5 for attorney conduct. 
October 27 – 29, 2019
70th Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Tax Institute
Hosts:  The West Virginia State Bar, The West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accounts, The College of Law, The College of Business and Economics, and West Virginia University.  
Location:  Canaan Valley Resort, Davis, West Virginia
CLE:  16 hours of CLE and CPE, including 1 hour of ethics.  
Federal Tax Updates will be Sunday evening’s presentation,  various topics will be presented on Monday, and the West Virginia State Tax Department will be giving a presentation on Tuesday.
Further information, including registration information, can be found at 
November 12, 2019 – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
FREE LIVE SEMINAR and Video Conference
Veterans & Military Affairs Annual CLE 
and Day of Service
Host:  The West Virginia State Bar’s Veterans & Military Affairs Committee
CLE:  3 hours
Speakers:   Matthew Kelley, Stephen Butera, and Christian Capece
Topics:  “Board of Veterans’ Appeals, Appeals Modernization Update”, “VA Appeals Modernization”,  “Federal Trade Commission Resources for Military Families”, and “Scam Alerts for West Virginia”
The seminar will be live at the Clarksburg VA Medical Center and will be broadcasted live to the Beckley, Huntington and Martinsburg VA Medical Centers via video conference.  Participants may also attend via video conference.
Locations and Registration:
Live:     Clarksburg – Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center
Broadcast:  Beckley – VA Medical Center
                     Huntington – Hershel “Woody” Williams  VA 
   Medical Center
                     Martinsburg – VA Medical Center
Video Conference:
                                                  Registration and Agenda coming soon
November 15, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
West Virginia State Bar-Young Lawyer 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 Bridge the Gap Program.
Location: Bridgeport Conference Center – Bridgeport, WV
CLE:  7.8 hours, including 3 hours legal ethics, law office management, and substance abuse
Only Members Admitted after July 1, 2018 may attend.  
For members who will be sworn into the West Virginia State Bar on October 30, 2019, please wait until after you are admitted to register for the November 15, 2019 Bridge the Gap Program.  Registration will be open until November 10, 2019.
*You are receiving this email because you have elected to receive the Bar-Blast from the WV State Bar. To change you email address or manage your email subscriptions, you must log into the Membership Portal at This mailing list is updated weekly.