The State Bar is pleased to announce the 2015 Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place at Glade Springs in Daniels, WV on April 17 & 18th. 6 hours CLE, including 1 hour of ethics/law office management, will be offered. A banquet will be held April 17th recognizing 50 Year Members, State Bar Past Presidents, and Award winners. FINAL DAY TO REGISTER 4/15.
The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill the judicial vacancy on the 2nd Judicial Circuit serving Marshall, Tyler and Wetzel Counties. Candidates must submit completed applications by no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 5, 2015. The deadline for submittal of letters of recommendation or comment is May 12, 2015. Applications and instructions are available atwww.governor.wv.gov. For more information about the application process, please call Manda Bickoff at 304-558-2000. Interviews will be held in Charleston on May 18, 2015.
Pro Hac Vice Filings
By order entered March 30, 2015, the time to complete filing of Pro Hac Vice information for admissions between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2014 was extended to
“Making Money Talk – Effective Negotiations in Mediation” – Advanced Mediation Training
The ADR Committee will be sponsoring a negotiations trainingwith Andy Little, a nationally recognized mediator and negotiations trainer, and author of the book MAKING MONEY TALK. This training will take place on July 14, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Bridgeport Conference Center and will qualify for 7.5 hours of CLE. Join us and learn how to more effectively utilize negotiations in mediation, whether you are a mediator or an advocate for your client. All registrants will receive a complimentary copy of Andy’s book as part of the registration process. Other presenters/panelists include The Honorable Michael Aloi, Don O’Dell, Esq., David Hendrickson, Esq., and Monica Haddad, Esq. Cost for the training is $150.00. Registration information will follow in future Bar Blasts. For further information contact Monica Haddad at email@example.com.
Art Exhibition at State Bar Center
The University of Charleston’s Art program is proud to announce its first student exhibition in the West Virginia State Bar Center. This year’s Senior Art Exhibition is the latest project in the ongoing partnership between the two institutions that allows students and professors from UC to utilize the State Bar’s offices for various projects. The exhibition will present a variety of media and content created during the seniors’ thesis and capstone project. The capstone project consists of in-depth study, a written senior thesis, and creation of a cohesive body of work. Students showcasing their works are: Maame Serwaa Adu-Bonsu, Marieve G. Edwards, Kristina M. Ledezma, Amber Indigo Stanley.
The exhibition will open April 10 and continues through May 4, with an artists’ reception on Wednesday April 29, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm in the offices of the West Virginia State Bar.
The exhibition and reception are both free and open to the public. West Virginia State Bar is located in Northgate Business Park at 2000 Deitrick Boulevard, Charleston, WV 25311-1231. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 p.m., Call 304-553-7220 for more information. Visit www.ucwv.edufor information about the University of Charleston andwww.wvbar.org for information about the West Virginia State Bar.
The Veterans and Military Affairs Committee invites you to SPIRIT OF THE MOUNTAINS
Honoring Major General James A. Hoyer, The Adjutant General of West Virginia – SPIRIT OF THE MOUNTAINS will be held at the Governor’s Mansion on April 23, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. General Hoyer is the 2015 recipient of the Lewis N. McManus YLA Service Award, presented annually to a person who demonstrates a life-long commitment to helping others, especially our state’s youth. Spirit of the Mountains raises financial support for the Youth Leadership Association’s West Virginia youth programs including local youth leadership groups, Youth in Government Student Legislature and Supreme Court, 8th Grade Youth & Government Seminars, YLA Model United Nations, Camp Horseshoe’s teen Entrepreneurship and Leadership Summits and the Governor’s Youth Opportunity Camps for low income 7 – 12 year old boys and girls. Individual tickets are $50.00 each. Group purchases for event sponsors are also available. For tickets or more information, please contact Alicia Ridenour at YLA (304) 675-5899 or Alicia@yla-youthleadership.org.
The WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce special plans for the 17th Annual Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner on April 23, 2015. The event at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston, begins at 6:00 PM.
Host: Presented by Kanawha County Family Law Bench Bar Committee
Location: Edgewood Country Club
CLE: 6 credit hours including law management and ethics Cost: $70 (including lunch) Registration: Call 304-344-2121 or send check made payable to Kanawha County Family Law Bench Bar Committee to: Susan Shepard, Esq., P.O. Box 418, St. Albans, WV 25177
May 2, 2015
Annual Real Estate Conference & Annual Business Law Conference
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