New Board of Governors and Young Lawyers Executive Committee Members
The West Virginia State Bar is pleased to announce new officers and members.
W. Michael Frazier – President, Huntington
John R. McGhee, Jr. – President Elect, Charleston
Meshea L. Poore – Vice-President, Charleston
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
District 11 – Courtney A. Kirtley – Summersville
District 12 – J. Burton Hunter III – Buckhannon
District 13 – William J. O’Brien – Bridgeport
District 14 – Monica N. Haddad – Morgantown
District 15 – Mark E. Gaydos – Kingwood
District 16 – Floyd “Kin” Sayre, III – Martinsburg
African American Representative – Kameron T. Miller – Charleston
NEW YLS OFFICERS
Jasmine R. H. Morton – Chairperson, Sutton
Matthew L. Harvey – Vice-Chairperson. Martinsburg
Shannon P. Smith – Secretary, Morgantown
YOUNG LAWYERS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
District 11 – Roger L. Lambert – Fayetteville
District 12 – W. Clinton Carte – Marlinton
District 13 – Landon S. Moyer – Bridgeport
District 14 – Eric M. Hayhurst – Morgantown
District 15 – Samuel P. Hess – Kingwood
District 16 – April D. Mallow – Moorefield
African American Representative – Nicole A. Cofer – Charleston
Lions, Tigers & Lawyers – Oh My!
West Virginia State Bar creates Animal Law Committee
The newly created Animal Law Committee of the West Virginia State Bar is seeking members. This committee will be studying the intersection of law and animals in West Virginia and is open to all State Bar members. If you are interested in this exciting area of law, please email the Committee Chair, Melissa Lyons firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jefferson County E-Filing
Attorneys may now electronic file into Jefferson County Circuit Clerk’s office using WVEfile. The clerk’s office will at first be only accepting general civil “C” type cases. You may register and efile using the following link: CLICK HERE
If you have any questions or need support please contact Robin Tucker at 304-612-4423 or 304367-5360. Or Matt Arrowood at 304-550-3256 or 304-340-2912.
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 opened 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.
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
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.
“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. For further information contact Monica Haddad at email@example.com.
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.
As the only law review in our state, the West Virginia Law Review takes seriously its obligation to serve both academia and our state’s legal community. We serve those interests by publishing articles that are nationally relevant along with articles that address issues in West Virginia. Historically, this Law Review has published special issues such as the National Coal Issue and the Energy and Sustainability Issue, reflecting the unquestioned importance of those areas of law to our state. However, we recognize that our state’s legal community is well-served by academic analysis of all areas of law. We also recognize that research specific to West Virginia can be difficult to find through major commercial avenues. As such, Volume 117 of the West Virginia Law Review is proud to launch the West Virginia Law Review Online.
The Online West Virginia Law Review can be accessed at:
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