BAR BLAST – February 25th, 2014


February 25, 2014
Quick Links

2014 State Bar Membership Directory

The 2014 edition of the membership directory is now available. Log into the Membership Portal and download the .pdf file. Click here for instructions and tips on how to navigate the digital version of the directory. If you wish to order a paper versionclick here for the order form.

Pro Hac Vice Online Submission

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 .

The new system will allow payment of filing fees on line and will expedite the submission process significantly. Paper submissions will still be accepted, however, online submissions are encouraged.

For general questions: Cheryl Petty – 

For technical questions: Mike Mellace –

For substantive questions: Executive Director, Anita Casey –

Online Vouchers and 3.0 Hours of Ethics CLE

The West Virginia Public Defender Services is offering a series of presentations around the state on its Online Voucher System. These seminars will consist of a morning session of voucher training and an afternoon session of Ethics CLE. The details are: Lewisburg on March 11, 2014, at The State Fair of West Virginia’s WV Room; Clarksburg on March 13, 2014, at the Hilton Garden Inn Clarksburg; and Wheeling on March 18, 2014, at the West Virginia Northern Community College. Each seminar will begin at 10:00 a.m., and end at 3:00 p.m. The seminars themselves are free to panel counsel. For details, please visit the Public Defender Services website at

Tax Credits Available

Please support the West Virginia Fund for Law in the Public Interest. Your donation funds fellowships for WVU College of Law students who work in public interest jobs, serving the poorest West Virginians.   We are seeking donors who are willing to donate $500 or more to the WV Fund.  A donation of $500 or more will qualify you for a 50% state tax credit that we have received and can issue from the WV Neighborhood Investment Program. The Fund received a large amount of tax credits this year and we have still have some remaining.  We will issue them on a first come, first served basis. We need to issue our remaining credits by March 15th so time is of the essence.  If you are able to donate, please remit your donation to the WV Fund for Law in the Public Interest, c/o Renee Wolf, WVU College of Law, P.O. Box 6130, Morgantown, WV  26506 as soon as possible.  Thank you!

Upcoming Events

February 27, 2014

Use of Life Insurance in Estate Planning / Business Transition Planning

Location:  WVU Erickson Alumni Center – Morgantown, WV

Host:  North Central West Virginia Estate Planning Council

March 20, 2014

Annual Bench & Bar Seminar/ Reception 

Location: The Charleston Marriott – Charleston, WV

Host: The West Virginia Bar Association

March 21, 2014

WVCLE Water Law 2014 

Location: WVU Medical Center Charleston Division

Host: West Virginia Continuing Legal Education WVCLE

March 27, 2014

WVCLE Hot Issues in the Shale Play 

Location: Charleston Civic Center – Charleston, WV


May 3, 2014

Business Law Division Annual Conference
Real Estate 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

June 17-18, 2014  – UPDATED!

Basic Mediation Training 

*There will be no Basic Mediation training in 2015.

Location: Days Hotel – Flatwoods, WV

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

Registration will open this spring, when information will be posted on

July 8 & 11, 2014

CIP Juvenile Law Training 

July 8, 2014, at the Bridgeport Conference Center

July 11, 2014, at the Charleston Marriott

Registration will open this spring, when information will be posted on

July 17, 2014

Advanced Mediation Training 

Location: Days Hotel – Flatwoods, WV

Host: WV State Bar ADR Committee

August 7-9, 2014

128th Annual Meeting

Location:The Greenbrier

Host: The West Virginia Bar Association