BAR BLAST – February 24, 2015

February 24, 2015
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Chief Public Defender and Assistant Public Defenders in The Fourth Circuit Public Defender Corporation

The Fourth Circuit Public Defender Corporation (Wood and Wirt Counties) is accepting applications for the position of Chief Public Defender and Assistant Public Defenders. Any persons interested may submit resumes to: C. Blaine Myers, Chairman, By Mail at:  P.O. Box 287, Parkersburg, WV 26102 or by email atcbmlaw@frontier.com. Applicationsfor Chief Public Defender should be submitted by February 28, 2015.

50% Discount on ABA Membership
As Treasurer of the America Bar Association, Nick Casey is authorized to give a 50% discount on all new ABA memberships between now and the end of the ABA’s current fiscal year,August 31, 2015.  Firm group billing discounts are also available.  If you are interested in an ABA discounted membership, please contact Nick Casey at –
304-345-2000 or gncasey@lgcr.com.

Notice of Vacancy for the Position of United States Bankruptcy Judge

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for a fourteen-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for theSouthern District of West Virginia atCharleston.Applications must be COMPLETED AND RECEIVED NO LATER THAN March 2, 2015.

27th Annual Public Interest Advocates Auction 
The 27th Annual PIA Auction will be held on Thursday, March 5th, at the WVU College of Law. The “Heroes of Public Interest”-themed event will begin with a buffet-style dinner at 5:00 p.m. in the College of Law lobby, followed by the auction at 6:15 p.m. The event is open to the public; the auction is free, and tickets for the dinner can be purchased for $10 at the door. Check out the PIA Auction on Facebook to see photos and details of the great items we’ve got up for bid this year: https://www.facebook.com/pia.auction

Appointment of a Full-Time United States

 Magistrate Judge

The US District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia is accepting applications for a full-time US Magistrate Judge to serve the Clarksburg and Elkins points of holding court.   The term of office is eight years subject to reappointment. The full position description, and application forms may be obtained from the Clerk’s offices in Clarksburg, Elkins, Martinsburg, or Wheeling and on  http://www.wvnd.uscourts.gov/

Applications must be submitted personally or by certified mail and received by March 13, 2015.  Applicants must submit an original and ten copies of the application in an envelope marked “CONFIDENTIAL” to Cheryl Dean Riley, Clerk of Court, U.S. District Court, 1125 Chapline Street, P.O. Box 471, Wheeling WV 26003.

2015 State Bar Membership Directory

The 2015 edition of the membership directory should be available in February. If you wish to order a paper version click here for the order form.

Upcoming Events

March 26, 2015

WVCLE Shale Play Update

Host: West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (WVCLE)

Location: Charleston Civic Center

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

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April 17-18, 2015 – SAVE THE DATE!

State Bar Annual Meeting

Host: The West Virginia State Bar

Location: Glade Springs Resort – Beckley, WV

Registration information will be available soon.

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

April 30, 2015

WVCLE Healthcare Law

Host: West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (WVCLE)

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

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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

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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 Pam.R.Clark@wv.gov

August 2-7, 2015

Summer CLE Seminar

Host: Waynesburg University’s Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership

Location: Cambridge, England

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