BAR BLAST – April 8, 2014

April 8, 2014
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2014 State Bar Annual Meeting
The State Bar is pleased to announce the 2014 Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place in Charleston on May 9 & 10th.
6 hours CLE, including 5 hours of ethics/law office management, will be offered. A banquet will be held May 9th recognizing 50 Year Members, State Bar Past Presidents, and Award winners.

Click here for more information & registration details.

Criminal Justice Act Panel Applications  

The United States District Court for Southern District of West Virginia is currently accepting applications for appointment to the Criminal Justice Act Panel.

Applications are due by April 18, 2014

WVU Immigration Law Clinic

The USCIS Charleston Field Office, the only immigration service provider of its kind in West Virginia, will soon be relocating. Questions about this important move may be addressed to the WVU Immigration Law Clinic, atimmigrationclinicofwvu@gmail.com.

Tuesday Legal Connect

The State Bar’s Tuesday evening, 6-8:00 P.M. call in service, formerly known as the Lawyer Information Service, has a new name.  The service, intended to provide quick information to members of the public on basic legal issues, is staffed by volunteer members of the State Bar.  The service has been renamed Tuesday Legal Connect (aka:  TLC) in recognition of the significantly increased number of attorney participants, the quality of the training provided to those participants, the use of Legal Aid of West Virginia’s multiple locations and state of the art phone system, and the coordination of participants throughout the State by the staff of Legal Aid of West Virginia.  To volunteer as a participant with TLC, contact Adrienne Moore.  Questions:  contact TLC/LRS Chairperson, Mark Adkinsor State Bar Executive Director, Anita Casey.

WV Public Defender Services 

2014 Annual Conference: “We are in this together”

                This year’s Annual Conference will be held June 12-13at Oglebay Resort & Conference Center.  The event is for public defender and private attorneys committed to representing the indigent in criminal and family court, at all experience levels.  Please monitor the PDS website at www.pds.wv.gov for more information as it becomes available.  For questions, please contact Pamela Clark, CLRC Coordinator, at  Pam.R.Clark@wv.gov

WV Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner

/25th Anniversary Celebration

The WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce special plans for the 16th Annual Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner on April 24, 2014 to include a celebration of the Bar Foundation’s 25th Anniversary. The event at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston, beginning at 6:00 PM, will include a performance of legal music performed by the Bob Noone Show and the distribution of the 25th Anniversary commemorative booklet.

More Information

Upcoming Events

April 22, 2014
WV Public Defender Services Free CLE Announcement
“The Ethics of Billing”

Location:Shepherd University’s Martinsburg Center, Room 213.261 Aikens Center, Martinsburg, WV 25404

– 9:00 am to 11:30 am

– 3 hours, free, MCLE Ethics credit

Host: WV Public Defender Services

Contact Pamela Clark at pam.r.clark@wv.gov for reservations.

For directions click here

Click Here for event brochure

April 25, 2014 

Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence (AIDE)

2014 Annual Conference

Location: Capitol Conference Center in Charleston, WV

Additional information may be found at:http://www.appyide.org

May 1, 2014 – Noon to 5pm 

Family Law CLE
Real Estate Law Division Annual Conference

Location: Edgewood Country Club | Charleston, WV

Host: The West Virginia State Bar Family Law Committee
$60 INCLUDES LUNCH IF PRE-REGISTERED BEFORE APRIL 29

5.6 credit hours including ethics

To Register: Email – lyne@LyneRanson.com

May 3, 2014

Business Law Division Annual Conference
Real Estate Law Division Annual Conference

Location: Oglebay Resort |Wheeling, WV

Host: The West Virginia Bar Association

May 9-10, 2014

WV State Bar Annual Meeting 

Location: Charleston, WV

Host: WV State Bar
This event has been approved for 6 hours of MCLE including 3 hours of ethics/law office technology. Details coming soon.

May 15, 2014

Finance and Estate Planning Seminar 

Location:Edgewood Country Club – Charleston, WV

Host: WV State Bar Probate Law Committee & WV Bankers Association

May 16, 2014

Mountain State Bar Annual MCLE  

Location: Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV

The Mountain State Bar Association has a great line up of speakers offering a total of six (6) MCLE hours including two (2) ethic hours. Contact Attorney Dwight Staples for information 304-523-5732. Click here for the event brochure

May 29, 2014

Taming Your iPad, Outlook, and Document & Task Management Technology 

Location: Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV

Host: WVCLE

June 6, 2014

Hot Topics for Government Lawyers  

Location: Capitol Conference Center – Charleston, WV

Host: WV State bar Government Lawyers Committee
Click here for the Agenda
More Details Coming Soon!

June 12-13, 2014

2014 Annual Conference: “We are in this together”  

Location: Oglebay Resort & Conference Center

Host: WV Public Defender Services

June 17-18, 2014

Basic Mediation Training 

*There will be no Basic Mediation training in 2015.

Location: Days Hotel – Flatwoods, WV

Host: WV State Bar ADR Committee

July 7 & 10, 2014

CIP Child Abuse and Neglect Training  

July 7, 2014, at the Bridgeport Conference Center

July 10, 2014, at the Charleston Marriott

Host: The WV Court Improvement Program (CIP)

Registration will open this spring, when information will be posted on www.wvcip.com

July 8 & 11, 2014

CIP Juvenile Law Training 

July 8, 2014, at the Bridgeport Conference Center

July 11, 2014, at the Charleston Marriott

Host: The WV Court Improvement Program (CIP)

Registration will open this spring, when information will be posted on  www.wvcip.com.

July 17, 2014

Advanced Mediation Training 

Location: Days Hotel – Flatwoods, WV

Host: WV State Bar ADR Committee
Click here for online registration
Click here for the agenda
Note: There is no requirement to have completed Basic Mediation Training before attending the Advanced Program.
Questions? Contact Monica Haddad

August 7-9, 2014

128th Annual Meeting

Location:The Greenbrier

Host: The West Virginia Bar Association