Board of Governors and Young Lawyers Elections 

Nominating petitions for Districts 1,2,3,4 and 5 were sent out to active members on January 15, 2019. Nominating Petitions must be received, by mail, email or fax no later than midnight  February 11, 2019, by the Executive Director of The West Virginia State Bar.

District County List
District 1: Brooke, Hancock and Ohio
District 2: Marshall, Pleasants, Tyler and Wetzel
District 3: Calhoun, Gilmer, Ritchie, Wirt and Wood
District 4: Clay, Jackson, Mason, Putnam and Roane
District 5: Cabell and Wayne

Click Here for the State Bar Board of Governors Nominating Petition

Click Here for the State Bar Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee Nominating Petition

Nominations for Citizen Soldier, Young Lawyer and Mentor of the Year 

Nominations for Citizen Soldier, Young Lawyer and Mentor of the Year

must be received no later than 11:29 p.m. on February 11, 2019.

Citizen Soldier Nominations:

The 2019 Citizen Soldier Award will be presented at the 2019 State Bar Annual Meeting. To obtain information regarding the awards process click here.

 

 

 

 

Young Lawyer of the Year Nominations

The 2018 Young Lawyer of the Year Award will be presented at the 2019 State Bar Annual Meeting. To obtain information regarding the awards process click here.

 

 

 

 

Mentor of the Year Nominations

The 2018 Mentor of the Year Award will be presented at the 2019 State Bar Annual Meeting. To obtain information regarding the awards process click here.

Sponsor our 2019 Annual Meeting

Please consider sponsoring the West Virginia State Bar’s 2019 Annual Meeting.  Sponsors are gratefully acknowledged and will be recognized in all email and hard copy publications of the State Bar through June of 2019.  A board showing all sponsors, which will be posted at the Meeting, will remain on display at the State Bar Center until the 2020 Annual Meeting.
Sponsorship Opportunities Include:
Copper Sponsorship:  $1,500

  • Company logo on website and in Bar Blast
  • Company logo on signs at event and at State Bar Center
  • 2 dinners for Sunday banquet
  • A table for exhibiting with two chairs for Sunday and Monday
  • Introduction at the banquet and at Monday afternoon sponsor break
  • Recognition of all sponsors (as a group) in the Bar Blast and in the State Bar magazine

Silver Sponsorship:  $3,500

  • All of Copper (see itemizations above)
  • 1 free specialized marketing email blast before the Meeting
  • 1 free specialized marketing email blast “thank you” following the Meeting
  • Sponsorship of one speaker – sponsorship will be noted on signage at the Meeting
  • 1 room for Sunday night, April 7, paid for by the State Bar at the Embassy Suites (includes room cost – incidentals are at the expense of the individual)

Gold Sponsorship:  $5,000

  • All Copper and Silver (see itemizations above)
  • 2 free (total) specialized marketing email blasts before the Meeting
  • 2 free (total) specialized marketing email blast “thank you” announcements following the Meeting
  • Sponsorship of the banquet with recognition given in all publications and on the Bar website
  • 2 rooms (to be used in any combination of Saturday/Sunday/Monday April 6, 7 or 8, paid for by the State Bar at the Embassy Suites (includes room cost – incidentals are at the expense of the individual)

The State Bar has negotiated an excellent rate with the Embassy Suites for rooms during the Meeting and for the three days preceding and following the event at $134 for a single or double room.  To avail yourself of this rate, contact the Embassy Suites at 1-800-362-2779 or www.charleston.embassysuites.com. On the website, check “rooms and rates” between April 4 and 10, 2019.  Use reservation code G19.  Reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. EST on March 4, 2019, in order to obtain the discounted rate.

We anticipate attorneys and judges from all around the state to be in attendance.  You will have the opportunity to see old friends, colleagues, and build new professional and personal relationships.

Sponsorship Inquiry

If you are interested in sponsoring at the Annual Meeting, please call Anita Casey at 304-553-7228 or click here for the application.  Completed applications must be received by March 18, 2019, so arrangements can be made with Embassy Suites.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the State Bar at 304-553-7220.

Lawyer Referral Service Upgrade

The West Virginia State Bar Lawyer Referral Service was recently upgraded to a new system. Clients seeking attorneys now have the ability to request a consultation or find contact information for an attorney at www.wvlawyerreferral.org. The new system allows registered attorneys the ability to track their incoming referrals using www.wvlawyerreferral.org. To sign up as an attorney on the lawyer referral service go to https://www.mywvbar.org/members/profile and select “Yes” in the Lawyer Referral Service Section register while reporting your FRD & IOLTA information.