Bar Blast -October 29, 2019

 
October 29, 2019
 
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STATE BAR COMPLIANCE OFFICER
As we wish Hope Gresham well in her retirement, the Bar thanks her for her dedicated service to its members. Hope is retiring October 30, 2019. The Bar also welcomes its new Compliance Coordinator, Angela Volk, who will be handling continuing legal education and membership. Angie can be reached at volka@wvbar.org or 304-553-7238.
2019-2020 Strategic Plan
On October 18, 2019, The WV State Bar’s Board of Governors approved the Bar’s Strategic Plan for 2019-2020. To view the plan click here. Contact Executive Director Anita Casey with questions – caseya@wvbar.org.
Video Conference Update
The State Bar has upgraded its video conference system and would encourage members, who have attended a video conference in the past, to update your Zoom video conference software on your device. To download the new version go to zoom.us/download, or check for updates by opening your Zoom app window, clicking zoom.us in the top left corner of your screen, and then clicking “Check for Updates”. If you have questions regarding video conferencing with the State Bar, contact Mike Mellace at mellacem@wvbar.org.
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 again this year. If you are interested in volunteering to help by hosting a drop box, collecting and/or sorting toys, please contact Anita Casey at caseya@wvbar.orgCollections will be done during the month of November.  Sorting and distribution will be done the first two weeks of December.
Tuesday Legal Connect
The State Bar is in need of volunteer attorneys on Tuesday evenings in December 2019 to field legal questions from the public as part of the “Tuesday Legal Connect” program.  Volunteers work out of the Legal Aid of WV office located at 922 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV  from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Dinner is provided.  If you are interested in helping in December, please email David Frercks at dfrercks@lawv.net as soon as possible.  
Upcoming Events
November 12, 2019 – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
FREE LIVE SEMINAR and Video Conference
Veterans & Military Affairs Annual CLE
and Day of Service
Host:  The West Virginia State Bar’s Veterans & Military Affairs Committee.
CLE:   3 hours
Speakers:  Matthew Kelley, Stephen Butera, and Christian Capece
Topics:  “Board of Veterans’ Appeals, Appeals Modernization Update”, “VA Appeals Modernization”,  “Federal Trade Commission Resources for Military Families”, and “Scam Alerts for West Virginia”
The seminar will be live at the Clarksburg VA Medical Center and will be broadcasted live to the Beckley, Huntington and Martinsburg VA Medical Centers via video conference.  Participants may also attend via video conference.
Locations and Registration:
NOTE:  Participants are encouraged to stay 30 minutes after the seminar to meet with a veterans.
November 15, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
West Virginia State Bar-Young Lawyer Section Bridge The Gap Program
About: Each new lawyer admitted to practice after July 1, 2018 will have twenty-four months after their date of admission to complete the Bridge the Gap Program.
Location: Bridgeport Conference Center – Bridgeport, WV
CLE:  7.8 hours, including 3 hours legal ethics, law office management, and substance abuse
Only Members Admitted after July 1, 2018 may attend.  
For members who will be sworn into the West Virginia State Bar on October 30, 2019, please wait until after you are admitted to register for the November 15, 2019 Bridge the Gap Program.  Registration will be open until November 10, 2019.
SAVE THE DATE
JANUARY 29, 2020 1:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
PROBATE CLE
Free & Live Seminar/Webinar
Host: The WV State Bar Probate Law Committee
Location: The State Bar Conference Center
Speakers:  J. E. White – “Starting Probate and WV Probate Documents”; Christopher Winton – “Ancillary Administration”; and Joshua Rogers – “Handling Claims of Creditors in Probate.”
CLE:  3 hours
Registration and more information coming soon.
SAVE THE DATE:  APRIL 5-6, 2020
West Virginia State Bar’s 2020 Annual Meeting
Location:  The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV
CLE:  6 hours
Cost:  $150 for CLE
More information coming soon
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2019 National Celebration of Pro Bono Attorneys

October 20-26, 2019: To help celebrate the 2019 National Pro Bono week, The West Virginia State Bar invites it’s Bar members to participate in one of our committee sponsored volunteer programs. Since 2014, over 140 West Virginia licensed attorneys have volunteered their time to answer 2,300+ civil legal questions through West Virginia Free Legal Answers. Also, each year West Virginia licensed attorneys answer 1,000 telephone calls through Tuesday Legal Connect.

How to Get Involved:

Tuesday Legal Connect– Every Tuesday evening, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., West Virginia State Bar members volunteer their time to answer questions on a toll-free telephone line. If you would like to participate in Tuesday Legal Connect as an attorney, contact Tina Roberts at 304-343-3013 ext. 2159.

 West Virginia Free Legal Answers – Eligible users post legal questions to a private messaging system. The questions are answered by volunteer attorneys.  If you would like to participate as a volunteer attorney, please click here to register. 

Bar Blast -October 22, 2019

 
October 22, 2019
 
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2019 National Celebration of Pro Bono Attorneys
October 20-26, 2019 
To help celebrate the 2019 National Pro Bono week, The West Virginia State Bar invites it’s Bar members to participate in one of our committee sponsored volunteer programs. Since 2014, over 140 West Virginia licensed attorneys have volunteered their time to answer 2,300+ civil legal questions through West Virginia Free Legal Answers. Also, each year West Virginia licensed attorneys answer 1,000 telephone calls through Tuesday Legal Connect.
How to Get Involved:
Tuesday Legal Connect– Every Tuesday evening, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., West Virginia State Bar members volunteer their time to answer questions on a toll-free telephone line. If you would like to participate in Tuesday Legal Connect as an attorney, contact Tina Roberts at 304-343-3013 ext. 2159.
 West Virginia Free Legal Answers – Eligible users post legal questions to a private messaging system. The questions are answered by volunteer attorneys.  If you would like to participate as a volunteer attorney, please click here to register. 
Video Conference Update
The State Bar has upgraded its video conference system and would encourage members, who have attended a video conference in the past, to update your Zoom video conference software on your device. To download the new version go to zoom.us/download, or check for updates by opening your Zoom app window, clicking zoom.us in the top left corner of your screen, and then clicking “Check for Updates”. If you have questions regarding video conferencing with the State Bar, contact Mike Mellace at mellacem@wvbar.org.
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 again this year. If you are interested in volunteering to help by hosting a drop box, collecting and/or sorting toys, please contact Anita Casey at caseya@wvbar.orgCollections will be done during the month of November.  Sorting and distribution will be done the first two weeks of December.
Upcoming Events
October 17-19, 2019
Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse 
Conference – Pain & Addiction, 
Best Practices & Proper Prescribing
Hosts:  West Virginia State Medical Association and 
Appalachian Addiction Conference, Inc.
Location:  Waterfront Marriott, Morgantown, WV
CLE:  24 total credits, including 17.4 wellness/office management/elimination of bias.            
October 22, 2019
The 62nd Annual Tri-State Tax Institute
Host: Tri-State Tax Institute, West Liberty University & The WV State Bar State and Federal Taxation Committee
Location:  West Liberty University – Highlands Center
CLE:  WV – 9 total credits, including 1.8 ethics credits; PA -7 total credits, including 1.5 ethics credits; OH – 8 total credits, including 1.5 for attorney conduct. 
2019 STATE BAR REGIONAL MEETINGS
Please join us at one of our 2019 Regional Meetings.  
All meetings will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m.
Topics:  Dealing With Social Media, West Virginia Office of Disciplinary Counsel; Your State Bar, State Bar Officers; and Emerging Issues Related to the Opioid Epidemic, Counsel from Legal Aid of West Virginia.
For more information regarding each event click on the location below.
Event Date
Location
Registration Deadline
10/28/2019
10/23/19
10/29/2019
10/25/19
10/30/2019
10/24/19
10/31/2019
10/28/19
October 27 – 29, 2019
70th Annual Meeting of the 
West Virginia Tax Institute
Hosts:  The West Virginia State Bar, The West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accounts, The College of Law, The College of Business and Economics, and West Virginia University.  
Location:  Canaan Valley Resort, Davis, West Virginia
CLE:  16 hours of CLE and CPE, including 1 hour of ethics.  
Federal Tax Updates will be Sunday evening’s presentation,  various topics will be presented on Monday, and the West Virginia State Tax Department will be giving a presentation on Tuesday.
Further information, including registration information, can be found at www.wvtaxinstitute.com 
November 12, 2019 – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
FREE LIVE SEMINAR and Video Conference
Veterans & Military Affairs Annual CLE
and Day of Service
Host:  The West Virginia State Bar’s Veterans & Military Affairs Committee.
CLE:   3 hours
Speakers:  Matthew Kelley, Stephen Butera, and Christian Capece
Topics:  “Board of Veterans’ Appeals, Appeals Modernization Update”, “VA Appeals Modernization”,  “Federal Trade Commission Resources for Military Families”, and “Scam Alerts for West Virginia”
The seminar will be live at the Clarksburg VA Medical Center and will be broadcasted live to the Beckley, Huntington and Martinsburg VA Medical Centers via video conference.  Participants may also attend via video conference.
Locations and Registration:
NOTE:  Participants are encouraged to stay 30 minutes after the seminar to meet with a veterans.
November 15, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
West Virginia State Bar-Young Lawyer Section Bridge The Gap Program
About: Each new lawyer admitted to practice after July 1, 2018 will have twenty-four months after their date of admission to complete the Bridge the Gap Program.
Location: Bridgeport Conference Center – Bridgeport, WV
CLE:  7.8 hours, including 3 hours legal ethics, law office management, and substance abuse
Only Members Admitted after July 1, 2018 may attend.  
For members who will be sworn into the West Virginia State Bar on October 30, 2019, please wait until after you are admitted to register for the November 15, 2019 Bridge the Gap Program.  Registration will be open until November 10, 2019.
SAVE THE DATE
JANUARY 29, 2020 1:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
PROBATE CLE
Free & Live Seminar/Webinar
Host: The WV State Bar Probate Law Committee
Location: The State Bar Conference Center
Speakers:  J. E. White – “Starting Probate and WV Probate Documents”; Christopher Winton – “Ancillary Administration”; and Joshua Rogers – “Handling Claims of Creditors in Probate.”
CLE:  3 hours
Registration and more information coming soon.
SAVE THE DATE:  APRIL 5-6, 2020
West Virginia State Bar’s 2020 Annual Meeting
Location:  The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV
CLE:  6 hours
Cost:  $150 for CLE
More information 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. 
 

Bar Blast -October 15, 2019

 
October 15, 2019
 
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Upcoming Events
2019 STATE BAR REGIONAL MEETINGS
Please join us at one of our 2019 Regional Meetings.  
All meetings will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will end at 1:00 p.m.

Topics: Dealing With Social Media, West Virginia Office of Disciplinary Counsel; Your State Bar, State Bar Officers; and
Emerging Issues Related to the Opioid Epidemic, Counsel from Legal Aid of West Virginia
For more information regarding each event click on the location below.

Event Date
Location
Registration Deadline
10/28/2019
10/23/19
10/29/2019
10/25/19
10/30/2019
10/24/19
10/31/2019
10/28/19
October 17-19, 2019
Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse Conference – Pain & Addiction, 
Best Practices & Proper Prescribing
Hosts:  West Virginia State Medical Association and 
Appalachian Addiction Conference, Inc.
Location:  Waterfront Marriott, Morgantown, WV
CLE: 24 total credits, including 17.4 wellness/office management/elimination of bias
              Click her for the Agenda and to Register
October 22, 2019
The 62nd Annual Tri-State Tax Institute
Host: Tri-State Tax Institute, West Liberty University & The WV State Bar State and Federal Taxation Committee
Location:  West Liberty University – Highlands Center
CLE:  WV – 9 total credits, including 1.8 ethics credits; PA -7 total credits, including 1.5 ethics credits; OH – 8 total credits, including 1.5 for attorney conduct. 
October 27 – 29, 2019
70th Annual Meeting of the 
West Virginia Tax Institute
Hosts:  The West Virginia State Bar, The West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accounts, The College of Law, The College of Business and Economics, and West Virginia University.  
Location:  Canaan Valley Resort, Davis, West Virginia
CLE:  16 hours of CLE and CPE, including 1 hour of ethics.  
Federal Tax Updates will be Sunday evening’s presentation,  various topics will be presented on Monday, and the West Virginia State Tax Department will be giving a presentation on Tuesday.
Further information, including registration information, can be found at www.wvtaxinstitute.com 
November 12, 2019 – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
FREE LIVE SEMINAR and Video Conference
Veterans & Military Affairs Annual CLE 
and Day of Service
Host:  The West Virginia State Bar’s Veterans & Military Affairs Committee.
CLE:  3 hours
Speakers:   Matthew Kelley, Stephen Butera, and Christian Capece
Topics:  “Board of Veterans’ Appeals, Appeals Modernization Update”, “VA Appeals Modernization”,  “Federal Trade Commission Resources for Military Families”, and “Scam Alerts for West Virginia”
The seminar will be live at the Clarksburg VA Medical Center and will be broadcasted live to the Beckley, Huntington and Martinsburg VA Medical Centers via video conference.  Participants may also attend via video conference.
Locations and Registration:
Live:     Clarksburg – Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center
Broadcast: Beckley – VA Medical Center
                     Huntington – Hershel “Woody” Williams  
                     VA Medical Center
                     Martinsburg – VA Medical Center
Video Conference:
                               Registration and Agenda coming soon
November 15, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
West Virginia State Bar-Young Lawyer Section Bridge The Gap Program
About: Each new lawyer admitted to practice after July 1, 2018 will have twenty-four months after their date of admission to complete the Bridge the Gap Program.
Location: Bridgeport Conference Center – Bridgeport, WV
CLE:  7.8 hours, including 3 hours legal ethics, law office management, and substance abuse
Only Members Admitted after July 1, 2018 may attend.  
For members who will be sworn into the West Virginia State Bar on October 30, 2019, please wait until after you are admitted to register for the November 15, 2019 Bridge the Gap Program.  Registration will be open until November 10, 2019.
SAVE THE DATE
JANUARY 29, 2020 1:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
PROBATE CLE
Free & Live Seminar/Webinar
Host: The WV State Bar Probate Law Committee
Location: The State Bar Conference Center
Speakers:  J. E. White – “Starting Probate and WV Probate Documents”; Christopher Winton – “Ancillary Administration”; and Joshua Rogers – “Handling Claims of Creditors in Probate.”
CLE:  3 hours
Registration and more information 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. 
 

Bar Blast -October 8, 2019

 
October 8, 2019
 
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Adoption of Amendments to Trial Court Rules 11.02 and 15A, and Rule 6 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure for for Family Courts No. 19-Rules-11
Relating to Electronic Filing
At a Regular Term of the Supreme Court of Appeals, continued and held at Charleston, Kanawha County, on September 12, 2019, the attached order was made and entered.  
Upcoming Events
2019 STATE BAR REGIONAL MEETINGS
Please join us at one of our 2019 Regional Meetings.  
All meetings will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will end at 1:00 p.m.

Topics: Dealing With Social Media, West Virginia Office of Disciplinary Counsel; Your State Bar, State Bar Officers; and
Emerging Issues Related to the Opioid Epidemic, Counsel from Legal Aid of West Virginia
For more information regarding each event click on the location below.

Event Date
Location
Registration Deadline
10/15/2019
10/11/19
10/16/2019
10/11/19
10/17/2019
10/11/19
10/28/2019
10/23/19
10/29/2019
10/25/19
10/30/2019
10/24/19
10/31/2019
10/28/19
October 17-19, 2019
Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse Conference – Pain & Addiction, 
Best Practices & Proper Prescribing
Hosts:  West Virginia State Medical Association and 
Appalachian Addiction Conference, Inc.
Location:  Waterfront Marriott, Morgantown, WV
CLE: 24 total credits, including 17.4 wellness/office management/elimination of bias
              Click her for the Agenda and to Register
October 22, 2019
The 62nd Annual Tri-State Tax Institute
Host: Tri-State Tax Institute, West Liberty University & The WV State Bar State and Federal Taxation Committee
Location:  West Liberty University – Highlands Center
CLE:  WV – 9 total credits, including 1.8 ethics credits; PA -7 total credits, including 1.5 ethics credits; OH – 8 total credits, including 1.5 for attorney conduct. 
October 27 – 29, 2019
70th Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Tax Institute
Hosts:  The West Virginia State Bar, The West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accounts, The College of Law, The College of Business and Economics, and West Virginia University.  
Location:  Canaan Valley Resort, Davis, West Virginia
CLE:  16 hours of CLE and CPE, including 1 hour of ethics.  
Federal Tax Updates will be Sunday evening’s presentation,  various topics will be presented on Monday, and the West Virginia State Tax Department will be giving a presentation on Tuesday.
Further information, including registration information, can be found at www.wvtaxinstitute.com 
November 12, 2019 – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
FREE LIVE SEMINAR and Video Conference
Veterans & Military Affairs Annual CLE 
and Day of Service
Host:  The West Virginia State Bar’s Veterans & Military Affairs Committee
CLE:  3 hours
Speakers:   Matthew Kelley, Stephen Butera, and Christian Capece
Topics:  “Board of Veterans’ Appeals, Appeals Modernization Update”, “VA Appeals Modernization”,  “Federal Trade Commission Resources for Military Families”, and “Scam Alerts for West Virginia”
The seminar will be live at the Clarksburg VA Medical Center and will be broadcasted live to the Beckley, Huntington and Martinsburg VA Medical Centers via video conference.  Participants may also attend via video conference.
Locations and Registration:
Live:     Clarksburg – Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center
Broadcast:  Beckley – VA Medical Center
                     Huntington – Hershel “Woody” Williams  VA 
   Medical Center
                     Martinsburg – VA Medical Center
Video Conference:
                                                  Registration and Agenda coming soon
November 15, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
West Virginia State Bar-Young Lawyer Section Bridge The Gap Program
About: Each new lawyer admitted to practice after July 1, 2018 will have twenty-four months after their date of admission to complete the Bridge the Gap Program.
Location: Bridgeport Conference Center – Bridgeport, WV
CLE:  7.8 hours, including 3 hours legal ethics, law office management, and substance abuse
Only Members Admitted after July 1, 2018 may attend.  
For members who will be sworn into the West Virginia State Bar on October 30, 2019, please wait until after you are admitted to register for the November 15, 2019 Bridge the Gap Program.  Registration will be open until November 10, 2019.
*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.