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
E. Dixon Ericson, Charleston
William M. Frazier, Huntington
Stephen L. Gaylock, Chapmanville
Linda Wichman Hager, Barboursville
William D. Hague, Pittsburgh, PA
David J. Joel, Martinsburg
Eric Kitcho, Mount Lebanon, PA
William B. Maxwell, III, Charleston
Joseph A. Moreland, 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
Stanley Sergent, Sarasota, FL
Ralph Michael Shaw, Sr., Point Pleasant
James E. Showen, Washington, DC
Steven Lewis Story, Pomeroy, OH
Kenneth C. Tallman, Charleston
William W. Upton, Charleston
Richard E. “Dick” Wolverton, Saint Petersburg, FL
H. Lane Young, II, Atlanta, GA
Ralph C. Young, Fayetteville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Bar Blast – December 11, 2018

December 11, 2018
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Parkersburg is hosting TLC in January 2019
January 8, January 15, January 22, and January 29
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday Legal Connect (TLC) is a partnership between Legal Aid of West Virginia and the West Virginia State Bar taking place every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Pro bono attorneys are needed to participate in TLC on Tuesdays in January by taking calls from the public about basic legal issues and providing general legal information (no advice or representation). A light meal will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m., during which time a brief training will be given so volunteers know what to expect.

To volunteer, contact Vanessa Beam at (304) 485-7522 x 2914 or vbeam@lawv.net.

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.

Upcoming Events

December 14, 2018 @ 11:30am
West Virginia State Bar Family Law Committee Meeting
Location: State Bar Center – Charleston, WV
Any questions please contact  Lyne@LyneRanson.com

January 15, 2019 9am-12pm
Do’s and Don’ts of Litigating in State and Federal Courts in West Virginia – Free CLE Video Conference
Location: State Bar Center – Charleston, WV and via Video Conference
Speakers: Thomas Hurney and Rob Aliff
About: Discussion about opinions of the Supreme Court of Appeals and West Virginia federal courts that focus on failure to follow trial court, civil and appellate rules; investigation, questioning and disqualification of jurors in voir dire; discovery practices; proper and improper argument; and other topics of interest to the West Virginia litigator.

Save the Date: April 7-8, 2019
West Virginia State Bar’s 2019 Annual Meeting
Location: Embassy Suites  – Charleston, WV
Registration Opens January 14
More Information Coming Soon

Save the Date: April 12-14, 2019
1st Annual WVJLAP Conference and Retreat 
Location: Stonewall Resort – Roanoke, WV

To all WVJLAP Participants, Volunteers, Board Members, and Members of the bench and bar who support or are interested supporting the mission of JLAP: You are invited to join us at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, West Virginia for a weekend CLE conference, volunteer training, open board meeting and networking opportunity. 
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Bar Blast – December 4, 2018

December 4, 2018
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TOYS FOR TOTS DROP OFF AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The Veterans and Military Affairs Committee will be assisting the Marine Corps Reserve Unit in Cross Lanes with separating and  counting toys for distribution on Saturday, December 8, and Sunday December 9, from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Reserve Center located at 103 Lakeview Dr. Nitro (Cross Lanes) 25313.   If you are interested in helping, or have family or friends who would like to help, please contact Anita Casey at caseya@wvbar.org.
The Law  Offices of Pill & Pill will be serving as a drop off site for toys in the eastern panhandle.  The offices are located at 85 Aikens Center, Martinsburg 25404.  If you have questions about the drop off hours, contact Rick Pill at 304-263-4971.

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.

Upcoming Events

December 6, 2018 @ 6:00pm-8:30pm
Blues, Brews, and BBQ – Child Law Annual Fundraiser
Location: Bluefield Area Arts & Science Center
The IOLTA Advisory Committee advises that one of its grantees, Child Law is excited to be hosting its annual Fundraiser; Blues, Brews, and BBQ. All monies from this event will benefit ChildLaw.  The mission of ChildLaw is to advocate for the well-being of children by giving them a stronger voice.  ChildLaw is unique because we are the ONLY law firm in West Virginia who represents exclusively children.

December 14, 2018 @ 11:30am
West Virginia State Bar Family Law Committee Meeting
Location: State Bar Center – Charleston, WV
Any questions please contact  Lyne@LyneRanson.com

Save the Date: January 15, 2019 9am-12pm
Free CLE Webinar – Topic to be Announced
Location: State Bar Center – Charleston, WV and via Webinar
Speakers: Thomas Hurney and Rob Aliff
Registration Coming Soon

Save the Date: April 7-8, 2019
West Virginia State Bar’s 2019 Annual Meeting
Location: Embassy Suites  – Charleston, WV
Registration Opens January 14
More Information Coming Soon

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