BAR BLAST – August 12, 2014


August 12, 2014
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MCLE 2012-14 Reporting Period

The July 1,2012 – June 30,2014 Reporting Period

has ended. Members who were non-compliant as of 

August 1, 2014 will be assessed a $50 late filing fee. 

Members non-compliant after October 1st will be assessed a $100 late filing fee.

Annual Membership Reporting & Fees 2014-15
Members can comply with FRD & IOLTA reporting requirements and pay fees anytime before or on September 2, 2014. 
TO COMPLETE ONLINE, please go and log in. Select the “Reporting & Fees” icon to complete payment and complete requirements.


IF YOU HAVE A FIRM ADMINISTRATOR OR WANT TO REGISTER A FIRM ADMINISTRATOR: Firms with 5 or more members are able to delegate a firm administrator to complete reporting and fees on their behalf. Click here for more information
Membership Questions: (304) 553-7220; or
Technical Questions: (304) 553-7223; or

Revised Domestic Relations Civil  

Case Information Statement  

The WV Supreme Court of Appeals has issued a revised form”Petitioner’s Civil Case Information Statement-Domestic Relations Cases”. Click here for the revised version.
Supreme Court Updates

Approval of Revisions to the West Virginia Rules of Evidence

On September 2, 2014, revisions to the West Virginia Rules of Evidence become effective.

Click here for a copy of the order and revisions 

Rules of Lawyer Disciplinary Procedure

The Court is requesting Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to RULE 3.29 of the Rules of Lawyer Disciplinary Procedure. Public Comments are to be filed with the Clerk of Clerk of the West Virginia Supreme Court on or before

August 18, 2014.

Click Here for the Proposed Amendments

Upcoming Events

September 5-6, 2014

WVCLE – Family Law Institute  

Location: WVU College of Law in Morgantown, WV

Note:This seminar is accredited for 9.7 WV MCLE credits, including 4.2 Ethics/Law Office Management credits.

September 19-20, 2014

Shale Gas Law 2014 

Location: WVU College of Law in Morgantown, WV


October 3-4, 2014

Update on the Law   

Location: WVU College of Law


October 7-30, 2014

WV State Bar Regional Meetings

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. 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.

Below is a list of tentative dates and locations.

Oct. 7 – Bridgeport
Oct. 23 – Moorfield
Oct. 8 – Morgantown Oct. 28 – Huntington
Oct. 16 – Wheeling Oct. 29 -Parkersburg
Oct. 21 – Beckley Oct. 30 – Charleston
Oct. 22 – Martinsburg


Check back soon for registration and more details.

October 19, 2014

65th Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Tax Institute   

Location: Canaan Valley Resort, Davis, West Virginia

Host: WV Tax Institute