BAR BLAST – March 31, 2015


March 31, 2015
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2015 State Bar Annual Meeting 
April 17th & 18th

The State Bar is pleased to announce the 2015 Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place at Glade Springs in Daniels, WV on April 17 & 18th. 6 hours CLE, including 1 hour of ethics/law office management, will be offered. A banquet will be held April 17th recognizing 50 Year Members, State Bar Past Presidents, and Award winners.

Pro Hac Vice Filings

By order entered March 30, 2015, the time to complete filing of Pro Hac Vice information for admissions between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2014 was extended to

midnight April 30, 2015.

Click here for a copy of the Order

WV State Bar Regional Meetings 

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.

WV Division of Justice Hearing Examiner

The West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services (DJCS) is seeking a licensed attorney in good standing with the West Virginia State Bar to serve as the Hearing Examiner (HE) for actions appealed from the course of business of the Law Enforcement Professional Standards (LEPS) Subcommittee, a subcommittee of the Governor’s Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction (GCCDC).

Amendments to Magistrate Courts 
Administrative Rules
On March 11, 2015, Amendments to Rule 12 of Administrative Rules for the Magistrate Courts of West Virginia were entered.

WV Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner 2015

The WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce special plans for the 17th Annual Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner on April 23, 2015. The event at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston, begins at 6:00 PM.

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Making Money Talk – Effective Negotiations inMediation
Advanced Mediation Training

The ADR Committee will be sponsoring a negotiations training with 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. Cost for the training is $150.00. Registration information will follow in future Bar Blasts. For further information contact Monica Haddad at

Virginia Reciprocity
As a result of recent changes to the rules governing admission to practice law in Virginia, the West Virginia Board of Law Examiners and the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners have agreed to resume reciprocity admission for qualified applicants, effective immediately.  Additional information about Virginia’s admission requirements may be obtained at
Upcoming Events

April 2, 2015

The Annual Bench & Bar Seminar – Reception

Host: The Kanawha County Bar Association & The West Virginia Bar Association

Location: The Charleston Marriott

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April 8-10, 2015

US District Court CM/ECF Training

Host: West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (WVCLE)

Location: Magistrate Judge Courtroom, Clarksburg

CLE: 3 Hours Office Management

The Court is offering a two and one half hour (2 1/2) training course for attorneys and/or their support staff on use of the CM/ECF filing system on the following days: April 8 – 1:30 p.m.: April 9 – 9:30 a.m.; April 9 – 1:30 p.m.; April 10 – 9:30 a.m.

April 10, 2015

The Intersection of Water & Energy:  Implications of Water Protection on Energy Production

Host: West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (WVCLE)

Location: WVU College of Law

CLE: 7.2 WV MCLE credits. 6.0 OH MCLE credits. 6.0 KY MCLE credits. 6.0 VA MCLE credits.

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April 17-18, 2015 – REGISTRATION OPEN!

State Bar Annual Meeting

Host: The West Virginia State Bar

Location: Glade Springs Resort – Beckley, WV

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April 21, 2015 – SAVE THE DATE!

AIDE Annual Conference 2015

Host: The Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence (AIDE)

Location: Capitol Conference Center in downtown Charleston, West Virginia

CLE: 6.0 WV MCLE credits, Including 1.0 hrs Office Mgt. credit.

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April 29, 2015 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Family Law CLE

Host: Presented by Kanawha County Family Law Bench Bar Committee

Location: Edgewood Country Club

CLE: 6 credit hours including law management and ethics
Cost: $70 (including lunch)
Registration: Call 304-344-2121 or send check made payable to Kanawha County Family Law Bench Bar Committee to: Susan Shepard, Esq., P.O. Box 418, St. Albans, WV 25177

April 30, 2015

WVCLE Healthcare Law

Host: West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (WVCLE)

Location: WVU Robert C. Byrd Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia

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