October 28-30, 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.
The West Virginia Bankers Association, the Community Bankers of West Virginia and the West Virginia State Bar have been working collaboratively to address questions created by the implementation of new State Bar Administrative Rule 10 related to the set up and administration of IOLTA accounts. All three organizations are aware that the new Rule creates some confusions which may have to be addressed on an individual basis. In the meantime, it is hoped that the attached set of Questions and Answers will answer many of your questions. If not, please put your question in writing, to the attention of the IOLTA Advisory Committee, in care of Anita Casey, at email@example.com, and the question will be addressed at the IOLTA Advisory Committee’s next meeting. Click here for a copy of the Q and A. Thank you for your patience and understanding in working through these changes to the Rule.
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.
The WV State Bar Government Lawyers Committee is sponsoring a reception at the offices of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe at 901 Quarrier Street, Charleston, from 5 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday evening, November 18th
for all lawyers who work with or interact with governmental entities. Please plan to join us and catch up with old friends and acquaintances, and perhaps make some new ones.
The West Virginia State Bar’s independent audit for 2013-14 is now available. A copy of the audit will be made available to any member who requests same. The request should be directed to Anita Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supreme Court Updates
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.
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: email@example.com
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)
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.