LCLD Networking Reception and Panel Discussion

Join the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, the WVU College of Law, and the West Virginia State Bar at the WVU College of Law on January 22, 2018-5:30-7:00PM- as we connect with other law industry leaders and launch the 2017-2018 1L Mentoring Program. The evening will include networking, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. To RSVP, click here.

Election of Member to fill vacancy on the Board of Governors

A vacancy on the Board of Governors for District 3 has occurred. It is the decision of the State Bar Board of Governors that the vacancy should be filled by election of the members from that District. The member elected will serve until April of 2019.
Consistent with the bylaws for regular elections, nominations for the Board will be by written petition signed by not less than 10 members of District 3. Nominees must be active or active but not practicing members who have their principal office for the practice of law in District 3. The counties comprising District 3 are Calhoun, Gilmer, Ritchie, Wirt and Wood.

A nominating petition is included. A copy of the nominating petition can also be found on The State Bar website under the For Attorneys tab, under Forms. When signed by the requisite number of members, the petition must be received, by mail, email or fax no later than midnight December 7, 2017, by the Executive Director of The West Virginia State Bar, 2000 Deitrick Boulevard, Charleston, WV 25311-1231;; or fax 304.553.7228. If multiple copies of the petition are used, they must be sent together. At least one petition must bear the signature and acceptance of nomination by the member being nominated. Note that Article IV, Section 6, of the bylaws states, in pertinent part: No member shall sign more than one nominating petition in any year.
The new Board member will be required to attend all Board of Governor meetings through April of 2019, including the meeting of January 19, 2018.

If I may provide you with additional information about the Board of Governors and its activities, or about the election process,please do not hesitate to Anita Casey at 304.553.7228 or by email at


Art Exhibition

The State Bar Center will be sponsoring an opening reception to showcase the work of Charleston Catholic High School seniors at the State Bar Center on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. The showcase is part of a continuing collaborative partnership between the State Bar and local high schools & colleges. Click here for more information

Succession Plan

The West Virginia Lawyer Disciplinary Board, End of Practice Committee, announces the completion and approval of Establishing a Succession Plan:  A Guide to Protecting your Clients’ Interests in the Event of Your Disability, Retirement, or Death.  The Guide provides information on why and how to prepare for a planned, or unplanned, closure of your law practice.  The Guide provides checklists and forms, along with suggestions on how to best accomplish a closure of your practice as smoothly as possible for your clients, you and the loved ones you leave behind in the event of your death or disability.

Click here for the guide.

Questions regarding the Guide should be directed to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel at 304-558-7999.

Landlord Tenant FREE CLE Recording

Sponsor: WV State Bar
Presenters: Susana Duarte, Bruce Perrone and Sam Hanna

The West Virginia State Bar had a FREE CLE Seminar on September 27, 2017 at the State Bar Center in Charleston, WV. The seminar was also broadcasted statewide via phone and video conference.

Those watching this video as a recording will need to self report Online/AV CLE credits after the activity is completed.