BAR BLAST – April 7, 2015

April 7, 2015
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2015 State Bar Annual Meeting 
April 17th & 18th

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.

New Board of Governors and Young Lawyers Committee Members

The West Virginia State Bar is pleased to announce, congratulate and welcome the newest members of The State Bar Board of Governors and the Young Lawyers Executive Committee:



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



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 16 – April D. Mallow – Moorefield

African American Representative – Nicole A. Cofer – Charleston

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

State Bar Center Art Exhibition
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 for information about the West Virginia State Bar.

WV Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner 2015

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.

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Upcoming Events

April 8-10, 2015

US District Court CM/ECF Training

Host: West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (WVCLE)

Location: Magistrate Judge Courtroom, Clarksburg

CLE: 3 Hours Office Management

The Court is offering a two and one half hour (2 1/2) training course for attorneys and/or their support staff on use of the CM/ECF filing system on the following days: April 8 – 1:30 p.m.: April 9 – 9:30 a.m.; April 9 – 1:30 p.m.; April 10 – 9:30 a.m.

April 10, 2015

The Intersection of Water & Energy:  Implications of Water Protection on Energy Production

Host: West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (WVCLE)

Location: WVU College of Law

CLE: 7.2 WV MCLE credits. 6.0 OH MCLE credits. 6.0 KY MCLE credits. 6.0 VA MCLE credits.

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April 17-18, 2015 – REGISTRATION OPEN!

State Bar Annual Meeting

Host: The West Virginia State Bar

Location: Glade Springs Resort – Beckley, WV

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April 21, 2015 – SAVE THE DATE!

AIDE Annual Conference 2015

Host: The Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence (AIDE)

Location: Capitol Conference Center in downtown Charleston, West Virginia

CLE: 7.0 WV MCLE credits, Including 1.0 hrs Office Mgt. credit.

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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

WVCLE Dilapidated Buildings and Abandoned Properties

Host: West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (WVCLE)

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