BAR BLAST 11-06-2012

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November 6, 2012
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State Bar Phone Number Changes 

In order to better serve our members and the public, and to keep up with technology, the State Bar needs to replace its outdated phone system. As a result we are changing our phone numbers.

Delinquent Dues & FRD Compliance Reporting 

If you have not paid membership dues and submitted FRD Compliance reports, you are past due and owe late fees. If requirements are not met by November 19, 2012, your membership status will be moved to suspended for nonpayment and/or noncompliance.

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Advertising Verdicts –  FYI
Please take notice that according to the Comments to Rule 7.I of the Rules of Professional Conduct, it is the affirmed position of the Lawyer Disciplinary Board and its Office of Disciplinary Counsel that advertising verdicts is an example of a misleading communication and could be in violation of Rule 7.1 of the Rules of Professional Conduct. Forty-Five days after the publication of this notice, the Lawyer Disciplinary Board has ordered the Office of Disciplinary Counsel to begin docketing and investigating complaints against lawyers in violation of this Rule. Until such time, lawyers are strongly urged to come into compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct.

WV L.A.P. Seeks Volunteers

The West Virginia Lawyer Assistance Program (WVLAP) Board of Directors would like to hear from those interested in serving as volunteers.

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Criminal Justice Act Panel & Training Panel Applications
The United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia is currently accepting applications for appointment to the Criminal Justice Act Panel and Training Panel.
Upcoming Events

NOVEMBER 9, 2012: 1pm-4pm
Veterans & Military Affairs – Free Seminar / Webinar

Locaton: Any internet connection or Live on location at: Lewisburg, Logan, Elkins, Morgantown, Princeton, Wheeling, Parkersburg, Charleston, Clarksburg, Huntington, Beckley, & Martinsburg.

CLE: 3.0 credits

Sponsor: WV State Bar Veterans & Military Affairs Committee

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NOVEMBER 14 & 16, 2012 
Court Sponsored GAL Training – Registration Now Open!

NOVEMBER 13 & 14, 2012 
US Northern District Court of West Virginia CM/ECF Training
Location: Grand Jury Room, Wheeling, WV
Sponsor: US Northern District Court of West Virginia

NOVEMBER 16-17 , 2012  

Shale Gas Law

Location: The WVU College of Law, Morgantown, WV

CLE: 9.1, including 1.2 ethics credit

Sponsor: WVCLE

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NOVEMBER 30 – December 1 , 2012  

Bankruptcy Law Seminar

Location: The WVU College of Law, Morgantown, WV

CLE: 9, including 1 ethics credit

Sponsor: WVCLE

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DECEMBER 18, 2012  10am-12pm

Education Law Committee CLE

Location: The State Bar Center – Charleston, WV

Sponsor: WV State Bar Education Law Committee

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