The following Administrative Order was entered by Chief Justice Ketchum regarding the 2016 interest rate to be paid upon judgments and decrees. As a result, the rate of interest for calendar year 2016 for judgments and decrees for the payment of money entered on or after January 1, 2016, is set at seven percent (7.00%).
Nominating petitions for Districts 1,2,3,4 and 5 will be sent out to all active members on January 13, 2016. Nominating Petitions must be received, by mail, email or fax no later than midnight
February 10, 2016, by the Executive Director of The West Virginia State Bar.
2016 State Bar Membership Directory
The 2016 edition of the membership directory will be available online at no cost to members soon. To purchase a paper versionclick here for the order form.
The 2016 Annual Conference and Meeting of the West Virginia State Bar
The West Virginia State Bar’s Annual Conference and Meeting is the ideal venue to reconnect with lawyers and friends – and to build new relationships – all while enjoying the amenities of West Virginia’s premier resort, the Greenbrier. Take advantage of excellent Greenbrier accommodation rates offered only to our members* and obtain CLE credits at presentations by our Judiciary and nationally recognized presenters. Upon arrival, all are encouraged to attend the State Bar Annual Dinner on Sunday, April 3rd, where Fifty Year Bar Members, Past Presidents of the State Bar and award winners for both the State Bar and Legal Aid of West Virginia will be recognized. On Monday, April 4th, attend the CLE program consisting of 6 hours of presentations that promise to be informative and helpful to your practice. Attendance at the Dinner on Sunday, April 3, and the CLE program on Monday, April 4, is only $195.00. For those who can only attend the seminar on April 4, the cost is $75.00. For those who can only attend the dinner on April 3, the cost is $130.00.
WVCLE will present the “Litigation” seminar, February 5-6, 2016, at the Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, WV. Hotel rooms are available February 4-6, 2016, at Canaan Valley Resort starting at $119 per night. Unreserved rooms will be released on Monday, January 4, 2016! You may make your reservations by calling the resort at (800) 622-4121 and asking for the West Virginia Continuing Legal Education room block. If you would like to register for this seminar or for more information, please CLICK HERE or call (304) 293-7255.
March 10, 2016 – SAVE THE DATE!
WVCLE Family Law Seminar
WVCLE will present the “Family Law” seminar, March 10, 2016, at the West Virginia University Medical Center – Charleston Division in Charleston, WV. If you would like to register for this seminar or for more information, pleaseCLICK HERE or call (304) 293-7255.
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