On June 11, 2015 all Active and Inactive members will be mailed an orange postcard via USPS. This postcard contains instructions on how to complete reporting and fees for the 2015-16 fiscal year.
Submissions will be accepted beginning June 11, 2015.
The deadline for Reporting and Fee payment is on or beforemidnight, September 1, 2015. For more information on late fees and how to complete this process go to www.wvbar.org.
Annual Professional Limited Liability (PLLC) Organization Renewals
In order to insure that your PLLC is in compliance with the laws of The State of West Virginia, you need to file an annual renewal application with The State Bar. Any change in the corporate organization from the prior year must be reported and COPIES OF CURRENT CERTIFICATES OF INSURANCE ARE REQUIRED. Every PLLC must also register an email address.
If your organization renewed online previously click here to login. PLLC Annual Renewals are due by July 1, 2015. If you have questions concerning PLLC reporting requirements contact Anita R. Casey at 304-553-7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions concerning the process for online filing contact Mike Mellace at 304-553-7223 email@example.com.
Tuesday Legal Connect Volunteers Needed
The State Bar is in need of volunteer attorneys on Tuesday evenings inJune to field legal questions from the public as part of the “Tuesday Legal Connect” program. Volunteers would work out of the Legal Aid office located at 1519 North Walker Street, Princeton, W. Va. from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING IN JUNE, PLEASE EMAIL CAROLYN LAXTON AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. HER ADDRESS IS firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Making Money Talk – Effective Negotiations in Mediation” – Advanced Mediation Training
The ADR Committee will be sponsoring a negotiations trainingwith Andy Little, a nationally recognized mediator and negotiations trainer, and author of the book MAKING MONEY TALK. This training will take place on July 14, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Bridgeport Conference Center and will qualify for 7.5 hours of CLE. Join us and learn how to more effectively utilize negotiations in mediation, whether you are a mediator or an advocate for your client. All registrants will receive a complimentary copy of Andy’s book as part of the registration process. Other presenters/panelists include The Honorable Michael Aloi, Don O’Dell, Esq., David Hendrickson, Esq., and Monica Haddad, Esq. Cost for the training is $150.00. For further information contact Monica Haddad at email@example.com.
October 13-29, 2015: The West Virginia State Bar will hold nine Regional Meetings this fall. These meetings will provide 3.0 Continuing Legal Education credits in the areas of ethics, office management, substance abuse, and/or elimination of bias. The seminars have only been approved for CLE credit in West Virginia. Lunch will be included at each meeting. Each Regional Meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will last until, approximately, 1:30 p.m. The cost is $100 per person. One of The State Bar’s Officers will attend each meeting.
Dates and Locations:
October 13 – Tamarack – Beckley
October 14 – Clarion Inn – Shepherdstown
October 15 – South Branch Inn – Moorefield
October 20 – University of Charleston – Charleston
October 21 – The Blennerhassett – Parkersburg
October 22 – Guyan Country Club – Huntington
October 27 – Oliverio’s – Bridgeport
October 28 – Waterfront Place Hotel – Morgantown
October 29 – Oglebay Resort – Wheeling
Registration Coming Soon.
7th Judicial Circuit Vacancy
The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill the judicial vacancy on the 7th Judicial Circuit serving Logan County. Candidates must submit completed applications by no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 16, 2015. The deadline for submittal of letters of recommendation or comment is June 23, 2015. Applications and instructions are available at www.governor.wv.gov. For more information about the application process, please call Manda Bickoff at 304-558-2000. Interviews will be held in Charleston on July 7, 2015.
1st Judicial Circuit Vacancy
The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill the judicial vacancy on the 1st Judicial Circuit serving Brooke, Hancock, and Ohio Counties. Candidates must submit completed applications by no later than 5:00 p.m. onJune 16, 2015. The deadline for submittal of letters of recommendation or comment is June 23, 2015. Applications and instructions are available at www.governor.wv.gov. For more information about the application process, please call Manda Bickoff at 304-558-2000. Interviews will be held in Charleston on July 7 or July 8, 2015.
Approval of Amendments to the Rules of Practice and Procedure for Minor Guardianship Proceedings
The amendments to the Rules of Practice and Procedure for Minor Guardianship Proceedings have been approved and become effective on June 12, 2015.
Public Comment on Rules of Procedure for Child Abuse and Neglect
The Court is requesting public comment on amendments to the Rules of Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings. The Rules have been updated and amended to reflect code changes and codes repealed by the WV Legislature . The rules have also been amended to reflect changes in legislation following passage of the federal Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, approved on September 29, 2014. The Court has approved a 60 day comment period to end on July 28, 2015.Please send any comments to the WV Supreme Court Clerks Office.
Host: West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (WVCLE) and the Cabell County Bar
CLE: This seminar is accredited for 7.2 WV MCLE credits, including 4.8 Ethics/L.O.M credits. Kentucky approved this seminar for 7.0 KY MCLE credits, including 3.0 Ethics credits. Ohio accredited this seminar for 6.0 OH MCLE credits, including 4.0 Professional Conduct credits. Pennsylvania accredited this seminar for 6.0 PA MCLE credits, including 2.0 Ethics credits. We have also applied for MCLE credit in Virginia.
Location: Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington, WV