Bar Blast 10-22-2013

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October 22, 2013
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State Bar Regional Meetings
These meetings will provide 3.0 Continuing Legal Education credits in the areas of ethics, office management and substance abuse. Lunch will be included at each meeting.
Each Regional Meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will last until 1:30 p.m. The cost is $100 per person.
Oct. 22 – Beckley
Oct. 23 –  Martinsburg
Oct. 24 – Moorefield
For online registration click here

Click here for the agenda 

Free Civil Rights ProgramOn Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at 6:00 PM and again at 7:30 PM, at Wheeling’s Independence Hall, the J.R. Clifford Project will present “A New Home for Liberty,” a community historical drama about West Virginia Statehood and civil rights.  The cast includes Senior Justice Larry Starcher, Fairmont attorney Greg Hinton, and local legal professionals.  For more information and to reserve seats, go to, or call 304-541-4494.

CLE Online Submissions

The West Virginia State Bar’s Continuing Legal Education Commission is pleased to announce that The State Bar’s database for submission of Continuing Legal Education credits is up and running. The new database allows members to enter their own CLE credits and obtain an immediate confirmation that the submissions have been received. Members will be able to select the seminar attended from a list of seminars approved by the Commission. The online submission process is much more efficient and effective for both the member and the Bar and will provide the CLE Coordinator with more time to dedicate to significant member services. The CLE Commission is providing membership with notice that, effective January 1, 2014, there will be a $10.00 processing fee assessed on all paper submissions. A check to cover input of the data must accompany the submission. Questions regarding the fee should be directed to the CLE Commission Other questions regarding CLE submissions should be directed to Hope Gresham, (304)553-7238 or

6TH Judicial Circuit VacancyThe Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill the judicial vacancy on the 6th Judicial Circuit serving Cabell County.   Candidates must submit their completed applications by no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 8, 2013. Applications and instructions are available To contact the Commission regarding the application process, please call Janet Shelton at 304-558-2000. Interviews will be scheduled for and held on December 3, 2013.

Government Lawyers Reception

All lawyers representing government agencies, including federal, state and local agencies and all administrative law judges are invited to a reception and cash bar at the Charleston offices of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe, 901 Quarrier Street, on October 25th, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Government lawyers comprise the largest group within the West Virginia State Bar and the Government Lawyers Committee is providing governmental lawyers this networking opportunity. Please come and join us. RSVP to

by October 22nd.

Questions Contact: Martha HillSally Milam, or Barb Baxter

Criminal Law Committee Meeting: November 12thThe Criminal Law Committee is pleased to announce that State Senator Corey Palumbo (Judiciary Chair) will present a seminar on the bills passed by the 2013 legislature, and discuss issues which are anticipated to come before the 2014 legislature at the State Bar Center at noon on November 12.  One (1) hour of CLE credit will be given for the seminar.  The seminar will be limited to the first 35 registrants.  Lunch will be provided for Criminal Law Committee members who pre-register for the session.  To sign up, click here.   Questions:  contact John Mitchell, Jr. at .
Upcoming Events

October 20-22, 2013
64th Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Tax Institute

Location: Glade Springs, Daniels, WV

Host: WV Tax Institute – The West Virginia Bar Association, The West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accounts, The College of Law, the College of Business and Economics and West Virginia University.

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November 5th and 6th, 2013
United States District Court CM/ECF Training    

Location: Wheeling, WV

Host: United States Northern District Court

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November 8-9, 2013
Shale Gas Law  Speakers include: William J. Leon, Joel E. Symonds, Erin E. Magee, Joseph L. Jenkins, Rodney W. Stieger, Rachel L. Fletcher Cipoletti, Armando Benincasa, and Sean Cassidy. This seminar is accredited for 9.2 WV MCLE credits, including 1.2 ethics credits.

Location: WVU College of Law


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November 21, 2013
Annual YLD Legal Ease – Pig Roast

Location: Edgewood Country Club

Host: The West Virginia Bar Association

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November 21, 2013
WVCLE Healthcare Law Seminar

Location: WVU Medical Center – Charleston Division, Charleston, WV; Attend via Distant Learning Technology at: WVU Medical Center – Eastern Division, Martinsburg, WV and WVU Medical Center – Morgantown Division, Morgantown, WV


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