BAR BLAST 11-13-2012

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November 13, 2012
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Expiration of Forwarding State Bar Mail by USPS
The United States Post Office will terminate the forwarding of mail from the old Kanawha Boulevard address to the current address on December 5, 2012.  Please be sure the correct address for the State Bar is in your records.  Incorrectly addressed mail will be returned to you by the Post Office.  The State Bar will not be able to honor time sensitive mail received late due to an incorrect address.  The current address is THE WEST VIRGINIA STATE BAR, 2000 DEITRICK BOULEVARD, CHARLESTON, WV 25311.

2011-12 Financial Audit

The West Virginia State Bar had a clean audit for fiscal year 2011-12.  Members who wish to view the audited financials contact Anita Casey.

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In order to better serve our members and the public, and to keep up with technology, the State Bar needs to replace its outdated phone system.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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WV Health Care Authority

The WV Executive Branch recently updated its HIPAA Preemption analysis, which may be found here.  There is also a summary and flow chart explaining the mechanics of HIPAA preemption.   While it is produced annually to support the Executive Branch’s internal privacy compliance, it may be useful to others and serves as a database of all health information laws in WV.  Any questions may be directed to Sallie Milam, WV’s Chief Privacy Officer, at 304.558.7000

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

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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