Bar Blast – July 30, 2019

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Annual Membership Reporting & Fee Notice
On June 13, 2019 all Active and Inactive Members were mailed an orange postcard via U. S. mail.  The postcard contains instructions on how to complete reporting and pay fees for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.  The deadline for reporting and paying fees is on or before midnight, September 3, 2019.  For more information on how to complete the process go to http://www.wvbar.org and click on the Membership Reporting & Fees 2019-20 tab.

KELLER NOTICE TO STATE BAR MEMBERS
The time schedule to follow on Keller issues is available on the State Bar’s website at https://www.mywvbar.org/feeguidelines.  If any member has questions concerning this matter, please contact Anita Casey at The West Virginia State Bar at 304-553-7228 or by email at caseya@wvbar.org.
Challenges should be directed to Executive Director Anita Casey and may be submitted by mail [mailing address:  2000 Deitrick Blvd, Charleston, WV  25311] or email  [caseya@wvbar.org].

REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON 
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE WEST VIRGINIA RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PROCEEDINGS
By order entered on June 4, 2019, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals approved a 60-day period of public comment on a proposed amendment to Rule 6 of the West Virginia Rules of Procedure for Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings.  The public comment period closes on August 6, 2019. Comments are to be filed in writing with the Clerk of Court.  To review the proposed rule change, click here.

Upcoming Events

August 15-17, 2019
The West Virginia Bar Association
133rd Annual Meeting
Sponsor: The West Virginia Bar Association
Location: Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV
CLE: WV – 6.5 hours, including 1.5 ethics; PA – 5.5 hours, including 1.0 ethics; OH, VA, KY: Applied for.
Speakers: Beth WhiteWest Virginia Association for JusticeEric WittenbergAttorney and HistorianHonorable Edmund Albert Sargus, Jr., Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of OhioChief Justice Elizabeth D. WalkerSupreme Court of Appeals of West VirginiaChief Justice Maureen O’ConnerThe Supreme Court of OhioJen GiovannittiThe Benedum FoundationMac WarnerWV Secretary of State
Please join us at Oglebay Resort for our 133rd Annual Meeting.  New this year is a judicial appreciation reception to recognize the judiciary for their service to the legal community.
Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Contact Tessa White at director@wvbarassociation.org.

September 13-14, 2019
Family Law 2019 – CLE
Host:  WVUCLE and the WV State Bar Family Law Committee
Location: WVU College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
Cost:  $295.00
WV MCLE:  9.5 including 1.0 Ethics/Law office Management

September 17, 2019 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Update on Criminal Law – 
Free & Live Seminar/Webinar
Sponsor:  The West Virginia State Bar
Location: The State Bar Center, Large Conference Room, Charleston, West Virginia and via video conference.
MCLE:   3 general credits
Speakers:  Lisa Tackett, John A. Carr, and Kenley Hanna
Live registration is limited to 35 attendees at The State Bar Center and unlimited capacity for attendees attending via video conferencing.  More information and registration will be available soon.
If you are unable to use the stairs from the first floor to the lower level, please drive down the driveway on the far side of the Bar Center and enter the building at the bottom of the driveway.  There are also handicap accessible restrooms available.  If you need other assistance, please contact the State Bar 304-553-220, in advance of the meeting, so arrangements can be made.

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”

2019 REGIONAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT 
Please find below the dates and locations for the 2019 Regional Meeting.  Registration and further information will be announced in the coming months.
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

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KELLER NOTICE TO STATE BAR MEMBERS
The time schedule to be followed on Keller issues is available on the State Bar’s website at https://www.mywvbar.org/feeguidelines.  If any member has a question concerning this matter, please contact Anita Casey at The West Virginia State Bar at 304-553-7228 or by email at

The West Virginia State Bar Training Center 
is now open for reservations
In addition to the State Bar’s conference rooms being available to Bar members for mediations, client meetings and depositions, the renovation of the State Bar’s Training Center has been completed and is now available to Bar members for lunch meetings, seminars, and out-of-office training sessions for attorneys, their staff, and/or large groups of clients. The room is located on the lower level of the State Bar Center and will accommodate up to 35 attendees. If an attendee is unable to use stairs from the first floor to the lower level, the attendee may drive down the driveway on the far side of the Bar Center and enter the building at the bottom of the driveway.  In addition to a kitchen area that can be used for food service, there are handicap accessible restrooms available on the lower level.  Any Bar member who wants to reserve the Training Center or a conference room, may contact the West Virginia State Bar at 304-553-7220.  Reserving a room is free to Bar members.  

Upcoming Events

June 12-14, 2019
Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia Annual Meeting and CLE
Title:  The Changing Landscape of Litigation Practice in West Virginia
Location: Glade Springs Resort
Costs: $360 member; $460 non-member; $100 legal assistant; and $200 non-member legal assistant

June 20 – 21, 2019 
PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES
2019 INDIGENT DEFENSE CONFERENCE
Host:  Public Defender Service 
Location:  Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, 
Two Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501
Cost:  Lawyers $250Non-Lawyers $150 and;  Interns $50
MCLE credits:  The conference has been approved for 10.8 total hours of CLE credit by the WV State Bar, including 2.4 hours of substance abuse/attorney wellness/office management.Click here for itinerary
For more information contact Pamela Clark at Pam.R.Clark@wv.gov

July 10, 2019 — SAVE THE DATE
FREE and LIVE WEBINAR
Presented by representative of the Federal Trade Commission and West Virginia Attorney General’s Office
3.0 CLE credits
More information coming soon

July 24, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Resolution Beyond Trial –
A WV State Bar Advanced Mediation Training
Host:  State Bar ADR Committee
Location:  Bridgeport Conference Center, 350 Conference Center Way, Bridgeport, WV 26330
Cost:  $100.00
A block of hotel rooms are reserved for July 23, 2019 at Wingate by Wyndham, 350 Conference Center Way, Bridgeport, West Virginia.  The discounted rate is $94.00.  To receive the discounted rate, inform the hotel that you are attending the West Virginia State Bar’s event and use Block Code 072319WVS when making your reservation.  Wingate’s telephone number is 304-808-3000.  The cut off date, for making room arrangements, is June 23, 2019.
Approved for 7.0 CLE credits (includes 1.0 CLE in Elimination of Bias)
For more information contact Monica Haddad at monicahaddad@comcast.net

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In Memory of 2018-19

It is with sorrow that The West Virginia State Bar recognizes the death of the members of the State Bar since the last Annual Meeting.

Julia C. Amos, Fairmont
Stephen R. Brooks, Wheeling
Paul C. Camilletti, Wheeling
James M. Casey, Point Pleasant
William Rankin Craig, Charlotte, NC
James T. Dailey, Jr., Kingwood
George A. Daugherty, Dunbar
Dixon Ericson, Charleston
William M. Frazier, Huntington
Stephen L. Gaylock, Chapmanville
Linda Wichman Hager, Barboursville
Thomas Hagg, Columbiana, OH
William D. Hague, Pittsburgh, PA
Charles E. Hurt, Charleston
David J. Joel, Martinsburg
Eric Kitcho, Mount Lebanon, PA
William T. Lively, Jr. Jupiter, FL
William B. Maxwell, III, Charleston
Teresa C. Monk, Walton
Joseph A. Moreland, Jr., Naples, FL
Paul E. Nagy, Glenville
Michael Paesani, Proctorville, OH
Charles Arthur Rea, Nicholasville, KY
Arthur Recht, Wheeling
Ronald Robertson, Jr., Point Pleasant
Donald E. Santee, San Antonio, TX
Harry “Gus” Shaffer, Jr., Daniels
Ralph Michael Shaw, Sr., Point Pleasant
James E. Showen, Washington, DC
Steven Lewis Story, Pomeroy, OH
James C. Stucky, Charleston
Kenneth C. Tallman, Charleston
William W. Upton, Charleston
Richard J. Wolf, Parkersburg
Richard E. “Dick” Wolverton, Saint Petersburg, FL
Lane Young, II, Atlanta, GA
Ralph C. Young, Fayetteville