BAR BLAST – March 25, 2014

March 25, 2014
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2014 State Bar Annual Meeting
The State Bar is pleased to announce the 2014 Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place in Charleston on May 9 & 10th.
6 hours CLE, including 5 hours of ethics/law office management, will be offered. A banquet will be held May 9th recognizing 50 Year Members, State Bar Past Presidents, and Award winners.

Click here for more information & registration details.

Citizen Soldier Nominations Open

The 2014 Citizen Soldier Award will be presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of The West Virginia State Bar in Charleston.  To obtain information regarding the awards process click here.

CORRECTED DATE: Nominations are due March 31, 2014.

Young Lawyer of the Year Nominations Open

The 2014 Young Lawyer of the Year Award will be presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of The West Virginia State Bar in Charleston.  To obtain information regarding the awards process  click here.

CORRECTED DATE: Nominations are due March 31, 2014.

Young Lawyer Mentor of the Year Nominations Open

The 2014 Young Lawyer Mentor of the Year Award will be presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of The West Virginia State Bar in Charleston.  To obtain information regarding the awards process click here.

CORRECTED DATE: Nominations are due March 31, 2014.

Alternative Sentences and Restorative Justice
On April 5, 2014 from 9:30-11:00am, Colson Hall, 1503 University Avenue & the Mountainlair, Morgantown, WV. A series of roundtables, sponsored by the Educational Justice & Appalachian Prisons Symposium will be held.

For additional information click here.

Questions: contact Kathleen Ryan at kohearnr@wvu.edu
or by phone at 304-293-9729.

WV Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner
/25th Anniversary Celebration
The WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce special plans for the 16th Annual Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner on April 24, 2014 to include a celebration of the Bar Foundation’s 25th Anniversary.

The event at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston, beginning at 6:00 PM, will include a performance of legal music performed by the Bob Noone Show and the distribution of the 25th Anniversary commemorative booklet.

WVU Immigration Law Clinic

The USCIS Charleston Field Office, the only immigration service provider of its kind in West Virginia, will soon be relocating. Questions about this important move may be addressed to the WVU Immigration Law Clinic, atimmigrationclinicofwvu@gmail.com.

WV Public Defender Services

2014 Annual Conference: “We are in this together”

This year’s Annual Conference will be held June 12-13at Oglebay Resort & Conference Center.  The event is for public defender and private attorneys committed to representing the indigent in criminal and family court, at all experience levels.  Please monitor the PDS website at www.pds.wv.gov for more information as it becomes available.  For questions, please contact Pamela Clark, CLRC Coordinator, at  Pam.R.Clark@wv.gov

U.S. Department of Justice Vacancy

The United States Attorney’s Office has an opening for an attorney to work in the Civil Division of its Wheeling office.  Qualifications, salary information, and application process can be found at  www.justice.gov/usao/wvn. Deadline for applications March 31, 2014.

Criminal Justice Act Panel Applications  

The United States District Court for Southern District of West Virginia is currently accepting applications for appointment to the Criminal Justice Act Panel.

Applications are due by April 18, 2014

Upcoming Events

March 27, 2014

WVCLE Hot Issues in the Shale Play 

Location: Charleston Civic Center – Charleston, WV

Host: WVCLE

April 4, 2014

Family Law 101 

Location: Raleigh County Judicial Center

Host: K. Bruce Lazenby, Louise G. Staton and H. Suzanne McGraw, 13th Family Court Circuit Judges

April 5, 2014

Alternative Sentences and Restorative Justice

Location: Colson Hall 130, WVU downtown campus

Host: Educational Justice & Appalachian Prisons Symposium

April 25, 2014 

Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence (AIDE)

2014 Annual Conference

Location: Capitol Conference Center in Charleston, WV

Additional information may be found at:http://www.appyide.org

May 3, 2014

Business Law Division Annual Conference
Real Estate Law 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 12-13, 2014

2014 Annual Conference: “We are in this together”  

Location: Oglebay Resort & Conference Center

Host: WV Public Defender Services

June 17-18, 2014

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

Host: The WV Court Improvement Program (CIP)

Registration will open this spring, when information will be posted on www.wvcip.com

July 8 & 11, 2014

CIP Juvenile Law Training 

July 8, 2014, at the Bridgeport Conference Center

July 11, 2014, at the Charleston Marriott

Host: The WV Court Improvement Program (CIP)

Registration will open this spring, when information will be posted on  www.wvcip.com.

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