Bar Blast – September 18, 2018

September 18, 2018
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1st & 12th Judicial Circuit Vacancies
The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill the judicial vacancy on the 1st Judicial Circuit Court serving Ohio, Brooke and Hancock Counties. The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is also currently receiving applications to fill the judicial vacancy on the 12th Judicial Circuit Court serving Fayette County. Candidates must submit their completed applications by no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 9, 2018. The deadline for submittal of letters of recommendation or comment is October 16, 2018. Applications and instructions are available at For more information about the application process, please call Ashley Summitt at 304-558-2000. Interviews will be held in Charleston on October 23 and 24, 2018.

Volunteers needed for Tuesday Legal Connect
The State Bar is in need of 2 volunteer attorneys on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 to field legal questions from the public as part of the “Tuesday Legal Connect” program.
Volunteers would work out of the Legal Aid of WV office located at 922 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
If you would be interested in helping on September 25th, please email David Frercks at as soon as possible.

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 
Law School Mentoring Program
LCLD has developed the Success in Law School Mentoring Program, a comprehensive initiative for first-year law students from diverse backgrounds based on the principles of legal excellence and personal involvement. 

We need 19 mentors for our 2018-2019 Leadership Council for Legal Diversity program.  If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Ashley Pack at Dinsmore & Shohl at 304-357-9937 or

Upcoming Events

September 19, 2018 – 10AM-1PM
Employment Law CLE
Host: The West Virginia State Bar
Location: Steptoe & Johnson PLLC Office – Bridgeport, WV and by Video Conference
CLE: 3 credit hours
Click Here to register to attend via video conference
Click Here to register for live attendance (Live attendance is limited to the first 55 registrants)

October 9 -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
10/9/2018 Bridgeport, WV 10/3/2018
10/10/2018 Morgantown, WV 10/3/2018
10/11/2018 Wheeling, WV 10/3/2018
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 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
Host: The West Virginia State Bar Veterans & Military Affairs Committee
Location: Huntington V.A. Medical Center – Huntington, WV
CLE: 3 credit hours
Registration & Agenda Coming Soon

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