Members who have not completed annual reporting and fees before midnight on September 3, will be assessed an automatic penalty of $25.00 for late reporting of your Financial Responsibility Disclosure and a separate penalty of $25.00 for late payment of fees. Please check with your firm administrator to see if arrangements have been made with the State Bar for payment of your fees before contacting the State Bar. If you would like to verify your payment click here. If you have not completed these requirements, Click here for instructions.Click here for a video tutorial on how to submit.
Since the State Bar anticipates an unusually high number of calls on September 3rd, if you have not previously logged intowww.mywvbar.org and setup your password, you may wish to submit by paper to ensure that a late fee is not added to your account. If you are unable to do so before the midnight September 3 date, your WRITTEN REQUEST FOR A WAIVER OF LATE FEES must be presented to the State Bar Board of Governors. That written request should be sent to Anita Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 2000 Deitrick Blvd, Charleston, WV 25311.
If you wish to pay and report by paper, forms are available onThe State Bar’s website. There is a $10.00 processing fee for all paper submissions, which must be paid at the time of submission. Members who wish to file online and select to pay by check are not subject to the $10 processing fee. Your envelope must be postmarked no later than midnight on September, 3rd 2013.
The West Virginia State Bar is pleased to announce that nine Regional Meetings will be held this fall. These meetings will provide 3.0 Continuing Legal Education credits in the areas of ethics, office management, substance abuse, and/or elimination of bias. 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. For more information and online registration click here
Lunch & Laughs With a Legal Legend
A Legal Legend event will be held on Friday, September 13, 2013, at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown.
The following distinguished entities have agreed to serve as Sponsors: Jackson Kelly; Kay, Casto and Chaney; McNeer, Highland, McMunn and Varner; Phillips, Gardill, Kaiser and Altmeyer; Spilman, Thomas and Battle; Steptoe and Johnson; Tenmile Land; White Law Offices; the WV Bar Foundation, and the WVU President’s Office.
The proceeds will be shared by Judge Keeley’s designated choice of law student clinics at the WVU College of Law and for Bar Foundation grants to improve the administration of justice in the state. Sponsorships of $2,000 provide a reserved table with 10 seats. Individual tickets can be purchased for $60. Please contact the Bar Foundation to make reservations: email@example.com – 304-343-9823
If you are unable to assist a potential client with a legal matter, please refer the individual to the lawyer referral website (www.wvlawyerreferral.org). The website provides 24/7 access and allows clients to select the attorney(s) they may wish to contact both by subject area and by distance/location. Although the website does not yet contain detailed information on practice areas, the Bar is working on supplementing information of general interest, by subject area, and providing links to services and other websites which may be used by the potential client to evaluate whether a referral to an attorney is needed. Please be sure to notify your staff of this new service. Questions? Contact Anita Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 13, 2013
Lunch and Laughs With a Legal Legend
Location: The WVU Erickson Alumni Center – Morgantown, WV
WVCLE Family Law Institute Seminar
Speakers include: Andrew S. Nason, The Honorable Mike Kelly, Scott N. Friedman, Rachel L. Fletcher Cipoletti, Cindy MacAulay, Virginia Supcoe, Richard A. Bush, Dean Boland, Delby Pool, and Reed Spangler. This seminar is accredited for 9.8 WV MCLE credits, including 3.8 ethics and law office management credits.
Although these are difficult and uncertain times we don’t want to miss highlighting an attorney who is MoreThanA Lawyer. Sharing the good work of our attorneys will always be a priority and Brandy Bell portrays the best in helping her community beyond her practice of law at Kay Casto & Chaney PLLC. Here is her story. ******************************************* Brandy resides in Bridgeport, WV, with her family and practices law in Morgantown. Beyond her duties of her practice and as a wife and mother of two, Brandy exemplifies how our lawyers give back to their communities with her many volunteer activities. “My husband and I feel strongly about giving back and supporting our local schools, youth sports programs, church, and community.” She is active with her children’s pre-school and elementary school serving on their boards and organizing fundraisers and events to address the needs of students and teachers, whether funding for a playground or calm areas in the school, or supporting the local backpack programs. As a member of several youth sports programs Brandy also strives to ensure that every child has the opportunity to find passion in what they love. Brandy also invests her time and energy in the @GFWC Bridgeport Junior Woman’s Club which is dedicated to community improvement, including the organization of water walks to raise awareness of clean water issues that impact areas around the world, raising funds for WVU Children’s Hospital and providing scholarships to students who also participate in community service. Brandy was nominated by her law partner, Shannon Smith.
Thank you, Brandy, for your dedication to these volunteer organizations and the children 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