The West Virginia State Bars Unlawful Practice of Law Committee is pleased to announce the new online system for Pro Hac Vice submissions. Starting February 18, 2014, all Pro Hac Vice Admission requests should be directed towww.mywvbar.org/phvad .
The new system will allow payment of filing fees on line and will expedite the submission process significantly. Paper submission will still be accepted, however online submissions are encouraged.
The 2014 edition of the membership directory should be available in late February. Instructions on free download will be available soon. If you wish to order a paper version click here for the order form.
L.E.O. Approved by the Lawyer Disciplinary Board
The Lawyer Disciplinary Board approved the following L.E.O. at its January 17, 2014 meeting: L.E.O. 2014-01: “The duty of counsel to treat all persons represented by a Guardian Ad Litem the same as any other person or party in terms of prohibited direct contact”.
Legal Fellows Opportunities with US Attorney’s Office, NDWV
On Monday, February 24 at Noon at the WVU College of Law, Bill Ihlenfeld, the US Attorney for the Northern District, will be speaking about opportunities within his office through a Legal Fellows Program, as well as opportunities for part-time work as a Special Assistant US Attorney. All positions are unpaid, but provide invaluable litigation experience, and can serve as transition period between law school and full-time practice, or assist those who are re-entering the profession. This session is aimed at providing general information, and will be an opportunity for those in attendance to learn more about the US Attorney’s office. Questions? Contact Assistant Dean for Career Services – Amber Brugnoli at email@example.com.
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
Although these are difficult and uncertain times we don’t want to miss highlighting an attorney who is MoreThanA Lawyer. Sharing the good work of our attorneys will always be a priority and Brandy Bell portrays the best in helping her community beyond her practice of law at Kay Casto & Chaney PLLC. Here is her story. ******************************************* Brandy resides in Bridgeport, WV, with her family and practices law in Morgantown. Beyond her duties of her practice and as a wife and mother of two, Brandy exemplifies how our lawyers give back to their communities with her many volunteer activities. “My husband and I feel strongly about giving back and supporting our local schools, youth sports programs, church, and community.” She is active with her children’s pre-school and elementary school serving on their boards and organizing fundraisers and events to address the needs of students and teachers, whether funding for a playground or calm areas in the school, or supporting the local backpack programs. As a member of several youth sports programs Brandy also strives to ensure that every child has the opportunity to find passion in what they love. Brandy also invests her time and energy in the @GFWC Bridgeport Junior Woman’s Club which is dedicated to community improvement, including the organization of water walks to raise awareness of clean water issues that impact areas around the world, raising funds for WVU Children’s Hospital and providing scholarships to students who also participate in community service. Brandy was nominated by her law partner, Shannon Smith.
Thank you, Brandy, for your dedication to these volunteer organizations and the children they serve. You make us proud!
What is our MoreThanALawyer campaign all about? It highlights all the ways West Virginia’s attorneys impact lives within and outside of their profession. West Virginia's lawyers are service members, volunteers, mentors, coaches, musicians and committed advocates. In all of these roles, they make a difference in their community. Each month we share a MoreThanALawyer story on West Virginia State Bar’s Facebook and Twitter pages. ... See MoreSee Less