BAR BLAST – April 28, 2015

April 28, 2015
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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. 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.

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

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

midnight April 30, 2015.

Click here for a copy of the Order

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.

WV State Bar Regional Meetings 

October 13-29, 2015: The West Virginia State Bar will hold nine Regional Meetings  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. The seminars have only been approved for CLE credit in West Virginia. 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.

Dates and Locations:

October 13 – Tamarack – Beckley

October 14 – Clarion Inn – Shepherdstown

October 15 – South Branch Inn – Moorefield

October 20 – University of Charleston – Charleston

October 21 – The Blennerhassett – Parkersburg

October 22 – Guyan Country Club – Huntington

October 27 – Oliverio’s – Bridgeport

October 28 – Waterfront Place Hotel – Morgantown

October 29 – Oglebay Resort – Wheeling

Registration Coming Soon.

“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
Upcoming Events

April 29, 2015 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Family Law CLE

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

Host: The West Virginia Bar Association

Location: Glade Springs Resort, Daniels, WV

May 9, 2015

Mountain State Bar Association Annual CLE

Host: The Mountain State Bar Association

Location: WVU College of Law

CLE: 6.5 Credits of CLE  (Including 1 hour ethics)

Luncheon Speaker:   Hon. Irene C. Berger

May 14, 2015

Financial and Estate Planning Seminar

Hosts: WV Bankers Association, WV Society of CPAs, The WV State Bar Probate Law Committee

Location: Edgewood County Club – Charleston, WV

May 14, 2015

WVCLE Dilapidated Buildings and Abandoned Properties

Host: West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (WVCLE)

Location: WVU Robert C. Byrd Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia

May 29, 2015

LAPSWV Annual Meeting and Seminar


Location: BridgeValley Community & Technical College – Charleston, WV

CLE: 7.20 Ethics/Office MCLE credits

June 18, 2015

WVCLE Insurance Law

Host: West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (WVCLE)

Location: WVU Medical Center – Charleston, WV

June 18-19, 2015 – SAVE THE DATE!

Public Defender Services 2015 Annual Conference 

Host: West Virginia Public Defender Services

Location: Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, WV

For questions, please email