BAR BLAST 10-21-2014

October 21, 2014
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WV State Bar Regional Meetings
October 21-30, 2014: The West Virginia State Bar Regional Meetings will provide 3.0 Continuing Legal Education credits in the areas of ethics, office management, substance abuse, and/or elimination of bias. The seminars have only been approved for CLE credit in West Virginia. Lunch will be included at each meeting. Each Regional Meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will last until, approximately, 1:30 p.m. The cost is $100 per person. One of The State Bar’s Officers will attend each meeting.

Below is a list of dates and locations.

To register click on the date and location.

 

Oct. 28 – Huntington
Oct. 22 – Martinsburg Oct. 29 -Parkersburg
Oct. 23 – Moorefield Oct. 30 – Charleston

 

Click here for a copy of the agenda and CVs of the presenters. 

 

Help Our Veterans and Military Members AND Get TWO FREE HOURS of CLE Credit

The State Bar’s Veterans and Military Affairs Committee is offering two hours of CLE credit on Monday, November 10, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  The two hour seminar, addressing veteran’s issues, will be held at Legal Aid of West Virginia’s Charleston office.  The interactive seminar will be broadcast to 11 other Legal Aid offices throughout the State.  Credit for a LIVE presentation will be given.  In exchange for the two hours of credit, all participating attorneys will be asked to spend one hour (from 3:00 to 4:00 on November 10) responding to phone calls from our veterans and military members.  The call in will be similar to the State Bar’s Tuesday Legal Connect.  Pre-registration for the seminar is essential to insure that the Legal Aid office where you plan to attend the seminar has sufficient seating space.

 Click location below to register:

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Court of Claims

A position will be open for Judge of the West Virginia Court of Claims.  The State Bar Board of Governors will nominate three (3) lawyers (the applicant may not be affiliated with the Democratic Party) and will submit these names to the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate for appointment to the Court.  The term is for six (6) years.  A description of qualifications can be found in WV Code Section 14-2-4 and 10 and Section 14-2-8 (compensation).
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,

Monday, October 27, 2014.

Defense Trial Counsel – Trial Academy

The Defense Trial Counsel of WV will hold its Trial Academy on

November 14 & 15 at the Robert C Byrd Federal Courthouse in

Charleston.  CLE is pending but registration has begun.

Click here for the link to the brochure.

Supreme Court Updates

Proposed Amendments to Rule 12 of Administrative Rules for the Magistrate Courts The Court is  requesting Public Comment on Proposed Revisions to Rule 12 of Administrative Rules for the Magistrate Courts of West Virginia. Comments must be filed in writing, with the Clerk of the Court on or before October 27, 2014.

Public Comment for Rule 15A.04

The Court is  Requesting Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to Rule 15A.04 of the West Virginia Trial Court Rules. Comments must be filed in writing on or before the deadline of October 31, 2014, with the Clerk of the Court.

Click here for a copy of the order 

Upcoming Events

October 21-30, 2014: 10:30AM-1:30PM

WV State Bar Regional Meetings

To register click on the date and location.

 

Oct. 28 – Huntington
Oct. 22 – Martinsburg Oct. 29 -Parkersburg
Oct. 23 – Moorefield Oct. 30 – Charleston

 

Click here for a copy of the agenda and CVs of the presenters. 

 

October 31 – November 1, 2014

Estate Planning   

Location: WVU College of Law

Host: West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (WVCLE)

November 5-6, 2014

US District Court Northern District CM/ECF Training  

Location: Wheeling, WV (4th Floor Jury Assembly Room)

About: The United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia requires all attorneys to electronically file all pleadings using the Court’s Case Management Electronic Filing System (referred to as CM/ECF). The Court is offering a two and one half (2 ½) hour training course for attorneys and/or their support staff on the use of the CM/ECF filing system on the following dates:
Wednesday, November 5 – 9:00am and 1:30pm
Thursday, November 6 – 9:00am and 1:30pm
Attorneys completing the 2 1/2 hour class will earn 3 CLE credits in office management. There is no charge for the class. Reservations are required, as there is a limit of 12 students per class. Reservations to be made via email no later than FridayOctober 31, 2014 to: connie_diamond@wvnd.uscourts.gov

November 6, 2014

The New Amendments to the WV Rules of Professional Conduct

Location: Robert C. Byrd Medical Center – Charleston and Live via WEBCAST

Host: West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (WVCLE)

November 7 – December 4, 2014

The Highlights of The New WV Rules of Professional Conduct

Host: West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (WVCLE) and the WV Office of Disciplinary Counsel

CLE: 2.1 WV MCLE credits, including 2.1 Ethics credits. Also applied for MCLE credit in VA, PA, and OH.

About: Significant amendments were made to the WV Rules of Professional Conduct effective January 1, 2015.  Click the location below to view more information and register.

Click location below to register:

November 10, 2014

Veterans and Military Affairs Seminar 

Host: State Bar Veterans and Military Affairs Committee

CLE: 2.0 including 0.5 ethics hours

Click location below to register:

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November 10 & 13, 2014

Supreme Court GAL Training   

REGISTRATION : Pre-registration is required for the training.  Once space is full, a waiting list will be implemented, so please register as early as possible.  PLEASE REGISTER NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014, TO ENSURE ENOUGH SEATING AND MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL ATTENDEES.

 – To register for the November 10, 2014, Civic Center Charleston location, click here.
– To register for the November 13, 2014, Waterfront Place Morgantown location, click here. 

 

November 13, 2014 at 6PM

8th Annual Legal Ease and Pig Roast

Location: Edgewood Country Club

Host: The West Virginia Bar Association

November 14-15, 2014

Defense Trial Counsel – Trial Academy

Host: WV Defense Trial Counsel

Location: Robert C Byrd Federal Courthouse – Charleston, WV

Click here for the link to the brochure.

November 20, 2014

The New Amendments to the WV Rules of Professional Conduct

Location: WVU College of Law

Host: West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (WVCLE)