Bar Blast – January 5, 2016

January 5, 2016
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2016 Interest Rate
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%).

The West Virginia State Bar would like to welcome Tyler Shoub to its staff, effective January 4, 2016. Tyler will serve as the Bar’s IOLTA Administrator. Tyler can be reached at or 

Board of Governors and Young Lawyers Elections
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.
*The special discounted room rates will be available for the two days following the meeting. Click here for The Greenbrier hotel reservation form
Upcoming Events

February 5-6, 2016 – SAVE THE DATE!
WVCLE 36th Annual Litigation Seminar  
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.