The voting has begun for the 2013 (Above the Law) Law Revue Video Contest. The West Virginia University College of Law is one of the top six schools. Finalists also include UVA, NYU, Columbia, Washington University and UCLA. Voting ends at midnight, on Wednesday, May 1. Click here to vote
“Law School” (Payphone by Maroon 5 Parody) by Chocolate Ghost House
HIPAA Court Cases
The Executive Branch Privacy Management Team is compiling a list of court cases that address HIPAA issues. The Team is asking lawyers who are currently dealing with these issues, or who have dealt with these issues in the past, to provide the case name, county, judge, issue and resolution to Wendy Elswick, Assistant Attorney General, email@example.com on or before June 1, 2013. Should you have any questions, Ms. Elswick can be reached at 304 356-4797.
West Virginia Law Review Inaugural Energy Issue
The West Virginia Law Review would like to share an exciting new tradition. The Law Review is very proud to announce the publication of the Inaugural Energy Issue, which will discuss the latest issues within energy law. Click here to view the fact sheet, which provides more detail on what the Energy Issue will include.
New Online Version of The West Virginia Lawyer The West Virginia Lawyer has recently been launched on the State Bar website as an e-magazine. This online magazine features flipping pages and instant viewing of any of the digital magazine archives without having to download a large file. To check out the new online version of the magazine click here.
MAY 2, 2013
Family Law Committee Spring CLE
Registration Limited to the first 50!
Location: State Capitol Complex – Charleston, WV About: A live and interactive presentation on ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN PUBLIC SECTOR LAW, created by the American Bar Associations’ Government & Public Sector Lawyers Division
This time of year we are especially thankful for our attorneys who have always given back to their communities. This month’s MoreThanALawyer Natalie Sal exemplifies the best in West Virginia attorneys with her generous giving of her time in both her legal practice and her private life. Read more about our Thanksgiving MoreThanALawyer below. ********************************************************************* Community service and engagement have always been a priority in Natalie Sal’s life. She and her Morgantown firm Sal Sellaro Culpepper Legal Group routinely provide pro bono legal services for clients of the Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center (RDVIC), WV Legal Aid, and WV Bar’s Legal Connect, and they have received multiple awards in recognition of their many years of pro bono service. Passionate about helping children and families, Natalie has served as a member of the West Virginia Court Improvement Oversight Board (charged with working state-wide to improve outcomes for children and families in the child welfare system) and frequently presents at continuing legal education conferences statewide on issues relating to child welfare.
Natalie’s philosophy – that the generous sharing of our time and talents is essential for our community to thrive – has been every bit as much a driving force in her private life. She is on the Board of Directors of Christian Help, a local nonprofit providing necessities and services to area residents, and is a consultant for The Pantry Plus More, another local nonprofit whose mission is to help provide food, clothing, and other necessities to school-aged children. Natalie spent over 18 years as a frequent volunteer for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, providing both extensive on-air volunteer assistance and off-air support for television and radio fund drives. She encourages others to become involved with the various community organizations and efforts addressing the challenges facing families in West Virginia, believing that, "Our collective wisdom is so much greater than that of any one of us alone."
As a mother of two amazing children (and volunteers-in-training), Natalie is an extremely active volunteer and fundraiser for Morgantown Learning Academy, her children’s nonprofit school, and serves on the affiliated Mountain Stewardship and Outdoor Leadership Advisory Board that oversees the unique Mountain SOL outdoor education program. With a deep love of science and an engineering background, Natalie and her husband also promote science engagement and education for children in the community. From her daily social media “Cool Science Fact” to coaching FIRST Lego Robotics to providing occasional hands-on science exhibitions at area schools and daycare programs, Natalie encourages adults and children alike to get involved and to “Play science!”
Thank you, Natalie, for your dedication to pro bono service and to these volunteer organizations and the families they serve. You make us proud! ****************************************************** What is our MoreThanALawyer campaign all about? It highlights all the ways West Virginia’s attorneys impact lives within and outside of their profession. West Virginia's lawyers are service members, volunteers, mentors, coaches, musicians and committed advocates. In all of these roles, they make a difference in their community. Each month we share a MoreThanALawyer story on West Virginia State Bar’s Facebook and Twitter pages. ... See MoreSee Less