Bar Blast – November 13, 2018

November 13, 2018
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SELECTED ART WORKS 2018
The West Virginia State Bar is pleased to announce that the State Bar Center is hosting a show of selected art works of the students and faculty of West Virginia State University.  The show will continue until the end of January 2019.  For more information click here.

Position Open for Commissioner
 of WV Legislative Claims Commission

The West Virginia State Bar is seeking candidates for the position of Commissioner of the Legislative Claims Commission. The State Bar Board of Governors will nominate three (3) lawyers and will submit these names to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate for appointment to the Claims Commission. The term is for six (6) years. A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience as a licensed attorney is required. A full description of qualifications can be found in W.Va. Code Section 14-2-4 and 14-2-10, and compensation is provided for in W. Va. Code Section 14-2-8. This position involves hearing and deciding claims filed against state agencies and the Crime Victims Fund. The main offices of the Claims Commission are at the State Capitol with travel to other parts of the state for hearings. Some administrative law, mediation, or other judicial experience would be beneficial.
If you qualify for appointment, and would like to be considered for nomination, please send your resume, with any supporting information and/or letters of reference, to Anita R. Casey, Executive Director, The West Virginia State Bar, 2000 Deitrick Blvd., Charleston, WV 25311 or caseya@wvbar.org. Nominations must be received by midnight, December 31, 2018.

Investiture Ceremony of U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Mazzone 
You are cordially invited to attend the formal investiture ceremony of the Honorable James P. Mazzone as United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia on Friday, November 30, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the United States Courthouse and Federal Building, 1125 Chapline Street, Wheeling, WV. Overflow seating for bar members will be available in the North Courtroom on the 2nd floor where a live video/audio feed will be transmitted. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by November 16, 2018, to Kim A. Criswell at (304) 234-0380 or kim_criswell@wvnd.uscourts.gov.

Toys For Tots: Last Chance for Boxes
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 rbtr8or@outlook.com or Anita Casey at caseya@wvbar.org.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date: April 7-8, 2019
West Virginia State Bar’s 2019 Annual Meeting
Location: Embassy Suites  – Charleston, WV
More Information Coming Soon

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Bar Blast – October 30, 2018

October 30, 2018
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Position Open for Commissioner of WV Legislative Claims Commission
The West Virginia State Bar is seeking candidates for the position of Commissioner of the Legislature Claims Commission. The State Bar Board of Governors will nominate three (3) lawyers (the applicant should be affiliated with Democratic Party) and will submit these names to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate for appointment to the Claims Commission. The term is for six (6) years. A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience as a licensed attorney is required. A full description of qualifications can be found in W.Va. Code Section 14-2-4 and 14-2-10, and compensation is provided for in W.Va. Code Section 14-2-8. This position involves hearing and deciding claims filed against state agencies and the Crime Victims Fund. The main offices of the Claims Commission are at the State Capitol with travel to other parts of the state for hearings. Some administrative law, mediation, or other judicial experience would be beneficial.

If you qualify for appointment, and would like to be considered for nomination, please send your resume, with any supporting information and/or letters of reference, to Anita R. Casey, Executive Director, The West Virginia State Bar, 2000 Deitrick Blvd., Charleston, WV 25311 or caseya@wvbar.org. Nominations must be received by midnight, December 31, 2018

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 rbtr8or@outlook.com or Anita Casey at caseya@wvbar.org.

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.

Upcoming Events

November 13, 2018 – 10AM-1PM
FREE AND LIVE SEMINAR
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

Save the Date: April 7-8, 2019
West Virginia State Bar’s 2018 Annual Meeting
Location: Embassy Suites  – Charleston, WV
More Information Coming Soon

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Bar Blast – October 23, 2018

October 23, 2018
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Position Open for Commissioner of WV Legislative Claims Commission
The West Virginia State Bar is seeking candidates for the position of Commissioner of the Legislature Claims Commission. The State Bar Board of Governors will nominate three (3) lawyers (the applicant should be affiliated with Democratic Party) and will submit these names to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate for appointment to the Claims Commission. The term is for six (6) years. A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience as a licensed attorney is required. A full description of qualifications can be found in W.Va. Code Section 14-2-4 and 14-2-10, and compensation is provided for in W.Va. Code Section 14-2-8. This position involves hearing and deciding claims filed against state agencies and the Crime Victims Fund. The main offices of the Claims Commission are at the State Capitol with travel to other parts of the state for hearings. Some administrative law, mediation, or other judicial experience would be beneficial.

If you qualify for appointment, and would like to be considered for nomination, please send your resume, with any supporting information and/or letters of reference, to Anita R. Casey, Executive Director, The West Virginia State Bar, 2000 Deitrick Blvd., Charleston, WV 25311 or caseya@wvbar.org. Nominations must be received by midnight, December 31, 2018

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 rbtr8or@outlook.com or Anita Casey at caseya@wvbar.org.

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.

Upcoming Events

October 23-25, 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
10/23/2018 Beckley, WV 10/15/2018
10/24/2018 Shepherdstown, WV
*Maximum Capacity 35
10/15/2018
10/25/2018 Moorefield, WV 10/15/2018

October 25, 2018
WV Supreme Court Candidate Forum – 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 6:00 – 8:00 PM (DOORS AT 5:30) at the LaBelle Theater in Charleston.  Register and submit potential questions for the candidates at www.wvwomenattorneys.org/events.

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 www.wvtaxinstitute.com or by calling Ilena Thomas at 304-624-6555.

November 13, 2018 – 10AM-1PM
FREE AND LIVE SEMINAR
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

*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 mywvbar.org. This mailing list is updated weekly.

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 rbtr8or@outlook.com or Anita Casey at caseya@wvbar.org.

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 www.wvsd.uscourts.gov .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 angie_volk@wvsd.uscourts.gov.  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
10/15/2018
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 www.wvtaxinstitute.com or by calling Ilena Thomas at 304-624-6555.

November 13, 2018 – 10AM-1PM
FREE AND LIVE SEMINAR
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

*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 mywvbar.org. This mailing list is updated weekly.

Bar Blast – October 9, 2018

October 9, 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 www.governor.wv.gov. 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.

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 rbtr8or@outlook.com or Anita Casey at caseya@wvbar.org.

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 www.wvsd.uscourts.gov .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 angie_volk@wvsd.uscourts.gov.  Ms. Volk is also available to answer any questions regarding the application process via email or by calling 304-347-3191.

Upcoming Events

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
10/15/2018
10/25/2018 Moorefield, WV 10/15/2018

October 15, 2018 – 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Division One – 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, 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
The 61st Annual Tri-State Tax Institute
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 www.wvtaxinstitute.com or by calling Ilena Thomas at 304-624-6555.

November 13, 2018 – 10AM-1PM
FREE AND LIVE SEMINAR
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

*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 mywvbar.org. This mailing list is updated weekly.