Members in districts 1-5 must submit votes for Board of Governor and Young Lawyer Section Executive Committee Nominees using the State Bar’s E-Voting system by March 20 at midnight. Members were emailed a specific link to vote for the nominees in his or her district. If you did not receive this link go to www.mywvbar.org, login and click “Vote Now”.
Questions on the operation of the voting system should be directed to Mike Mellace at firstname.lastname@example.org. Other questions should be directed to the Elections Committee via Anita R. Casey at email@example.com.
Investiture Ceremony of U.S. Magistrate
Judge Michael John Aloi
All State Bar members are invited to the formal investiture ceremony of the Honorable Michael John Aloi as United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia on Monday, March 21, 2016,at 1:00 p.m. at the United States Courthouse and Post Office, 500 West Pike Street, Clarksburg, WV. Seating for bar members will be available in the Magistrate Judge Courtroom on the 3rd floor. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by March 15, 2016, to Kim A. Criswell at (304)
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 (including 3 credits in elimination of bias and office management) 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 CLE seminar has been approved in WV for 6 credits including 4 credits (increased from 3) in law office management and elimination of bias. Update: The Police and Militarization session has been changed to “Big Data and You: Practicing Law in the Age of Unlimited Information” and will be presented by Thomas J. Hurney, Jr.
Lawyer Assistance Program Seeking Executive Director
The West Virginia State Bar is seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director of the West Virginia Lawyer Assistance Program (“WVLAP”). The ideal applicant will be a professional with recovery experience. Lawyers, as well as experienced, credentialed or licensed professionals with advanced degrees in relevant fields such as addiction, counseling, social work, psychology or employee assistance will be considered. Applicants must understand the problems of professionals experiencing impairments such as substance abuse, addiction, gambling, mental/emotional issues, aging and other potentially debilitating conditions. Superior communication and organizational skills are required, as is knowledge of evaluation and treatment methods. Word processing skills, as well as experience in fund raising and grant writing, are preferred.
PEIA health insurance, state retirement plan and other benefits are included or available. The Executive Director will report to and be supervised by the WVLAP Board of Directors. As an employee of the West Virginia State Bar, the WVLAP Executive Director will be precluded from engaging in the private practice of law.
Applications in the form of a letter of interest and resume, with references, must be received, on or before April 30, 2016, by Anita Casey, firstname.lastname@example.org or 2000 Deitrick Boulevard, Charleston, West Virginia 25311-1231.
Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner – April 28, 2016
Charleston Marriott Hotel
The Annual Reception and Dinner to honor the 2016 class will be held on Thursday, April 28, at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston. The well attended event (black tie optional) begins at 6:00 PM and the cost is $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of ten persons.
Please contact Tom Tinder to make your reservations
(304)-343-9823, email@example.com or WV Bar Foundation, P. O. Box 4845, Charleston, WV 25364.