Bar Blast -September 17, 2019

 
September 17, 2019
 
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 
WEST VIRGINIA STATE BAR
APPLICATION DEADLINE – September 23, 2019 – 4:00 p.m.
 
COMPLIANCE COORDINATOR 
The Compliance Coordinator reports to the State Bar’s Executive Director for matters related to member registration/reporting requirements and serves as the staff liaison to the State Bar’s Mandatory Legal Education Commission for matters related to continuing legal education requirements. With the MCLE Commission, duties include scheduling meetings, preparing documents, reporting to and serving as the Secretary at Commission meetings; insuring compliance with member registration requirements; and tracking, monitoring and insuring compliance with mandatory continuing legal education, financial responsibility disclosure and IOLTA reporting requirements.
 
Job Duties for membership include maintaining new attorney admission information; entering information regarding deaths, suspensions, annulments or other membership changes; coordinate printing and communication of notices of requirement of fee payment and reporting of FRD and IOLTA information.
 
Job Duties for MCLE include handling inquiries regarding approval of education courses, hours and requirements; working with IT staff to coordinate tracking of accredited course information and member compliance status; working with Executive Director and others to plan State Bar sponsored legal education seminars.  The Coordinator tracks notifies members who do not comply with CLE or membership requirements and assists with the filing of the Petition for Suspension for Noncompliance with the Supreme Court of Appeals.
 
The coordinator is expected to assist with member inquiries, office operations, and any other tasks that may be assigned.
 
Requirements:  Applicant must be proficient in the Microsoft suite of Office applications, Adobe Acrobat, and familiar with website editing and content management; must have experience working in document management systems and working with databases; must be able to prioritize while working under tight time constraints; have strong organizational skills, the ability to multi-task, attention to detail and ability to work independently. Must present themselves professionally and have customer service experience. Bachelor’s degree is required; Individuals with a law degree may also apply. 
To apply for this position send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to caseya@wvbar.org by 4:00p.m. September 23, 2019.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF BAR EXAMINERS (NCBE)
TESTING TASK FORCE 
2019 PRACTICE ANALYSIS SURVEY
Open August to the end of September
Subject: Help Shape the Next Generation of the Bar Examination by Participating Now Bar Members have an exciting opportunity to participate in the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) Testing Task Force 2019 practice analysis survey – an essential component of the Task Force’s three-year study to ensure that the bar exam keeps pace with a changing legal profession. The survey is open to attorneys nationwide and is focused on collecting information about the current job activities of newly licensed lawyers. The results, which will be published at the beginning of next year, will not only be used by NCBE to develop the next generation of the bar exam but will be informative to the profession as a whole. 
To participate in the survey and learn more about the study, visit:  https://www.testingtaskforce.org/2019PAsurvey/
Let’s make sure the survey includes the voices of attorneys from our State!
Upcoming Events
Art Walk – September 19, 2019 – 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Government Lawyers’ Committee Reception
Host:  WV State Bar Government Lawyers’ Committee
Location:  The Law Office of Pullin Fowler Flanagan Brown & Poe, PLLC, 901 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV
About:  The reception is during the Charleston “Art Walk” and open to ALL members of the Bar, staff, and guests.  Enjoy snacks and beverages and relax with your colleagues.   A local artist will be painting a picture throughout the evening.
Live music provided by:   St. Mark’s Steel Band
RSVP is not required.
September 24-26, 2019
ABA 2019 National Conference for 
Lawyer Assistance Programs
On-line registration for the ABA 2019 National Conference for Lawyer Assistance Programs being held on September 24-26, 2019 at the Hilton Austin Downtown in Austin, Texas is now open!   This year’s conference theme is “From Surviving to Thriving: LAPs Lead the Way.”  The conference will have sessions of interest to judges, disciplinary staff, bar leaders, lawyer assistance program directors and staff, law students, law school administrators and law firm managers, as well as abundant opportunities to network with LAP personnel and volunteers involved in Lawyer Assistance Programs from across the United States, Canada and Great Britain.  The Honorable Beth Walker of the West Virginia Supreme Court will be participating in a panel discussion at the conference.  We look forward to your participation.  If you have any questions regarding registration for this event, please contact Amber Hanna at hanna@wvjlap.org.  
Information regarding attendee registration may be found at,  
To reserve a room at the Hilton Austin Hotel, visit:
To book by phone, call 512-482-8000 and mention “ABA National CoLAP/ILAA Conference”
SEPTEMBER 28, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 WVU COLLEGE OF LAW SBA GOLF TOURNAMENT
 
Host:   WVU College of Law – Student Bar Association 
Location: Lakeview Golf Resort, Morgantown, WV
A catered reception will follow at Tropics in Morgantown, WV 
Registration closes September 10, 2019
For more information and to register go to: http://www.tinyurl.com/wvucolgolftournament
October 22, 2018
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 www.wvtaxinstitute.com 
2019 REGIONAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT 
Please find below the dates and locations for the 2019 Regional Meeting.  All meetings will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will end at 1:10 p.m.  Registration is now open for Moorefield.  Registration for the remaining locations is coming soon.  
October 1 – Tamarack – Beckley, WV
October 2 – Bavarian Inn – Shepherdstown, WV
October 3 – South Branch Inn – Moorefield, WV
October 15 – Oliverio’s – Bridgeport, WV
October 16 – WVU College of Law, Morgantown, WV
October 17 – Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV
October 28 – The Blennerhassett – Parkersburg, WV
October 29 – Giovanni’s – Chapmanville, WV
October 30 – Guyan Country Club – Huntington, WV
October 31 – University of Charleston (Geary Student Union), Charleston, WV
SAVE THE DATE
November 12, 2019 – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
FREE LIVE SEMINAR/WEBINAR
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 and Stephen Butera
Topics: “Board of Veterans’ Appeals, Appeals Modernization Update” and “VA Appeals Modernization”
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 webinar connection.
Locations
Live:     Clarksburg – Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center
Remote/Broadcast:   Beckley – VA Medical Center
  Huntington – Hershel “Woody” Williams  
  VA Medical Center
                                      Martinsburg – VA Medical Center
Registration and Agenda coming soon
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