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.
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).
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 athttp://barexam.virginia.gov/motion/motion.html
April 2, 2015
The Annual Bench & Bar Seminar – Reception
Host: The Kanawha County Bar Association & The West Virginia Bar Association
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.
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
This month's MoreThanALawyer is our Valentine's couple Bo Sweeney and Patty Jennings, Huntington attorneys who founded the annual Huntington Turkey Trot. Bo (Robert H Sweeney Jr.) is a member of Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC and Patty (Patricia A. Jennings) is an Appellate Judge on the Workers' Compensation Board of Review. Keep reading to learn how this month's couple raises awareness for the health and well-being of our students and our pets.
"To whom much is given, much is expected. These are words we live by." In 2005, Bo and Patty visited family in St. Louis for Thanksgiving and participated in a Turkey Trot. The following year, they searched for a local race in the Huntington area but found none. One week before Thanksgiving they organized the first Huntington Turkey Trot with fifty participants and donated the proceeds to Little Victories Animal Rescue Shelter. Deciding the community needed an annual Turkey Trot, Bo and Patty vowed to get to work on this annual event for the benefit of the local animal shelter. Almost 10 years later, in 2015, the event boomed with over 1,000 entrants and raised $25,000.00 for Little Victories Animal Shelter. Later, they raised $30.000.00 for the shelter, and, even in the midst of the pandemic and with a virtual fundraiser, the Turkey Trot was able to raise $8,000.00 this past year. Bo and Patty, along with their son, Chip, and a slew of volunteers, make this wonderful event happen every year.
"The Turkey Trot taught us that when you happen onto something great, make the most of it. We had no idea how popular a Thanksgiving race would become, but we soon capitalized on the trend. Now thousands of participants in our community enjoy gathering on Thanksgiving morning for fellowship and health and to benefit animals in need." Bo and Patty are proud that the Turkey Trot is now a family tradition, not only within their own family, but with so many in their community. Bo and Patty's family replaces Thanksgiving preparation the evening prior with packet pick-up and handing out t-shirts and numbers. Thanksgiving morning is spent excitedly preparing for the event and preparing for what feels like a party and a reunion for those attending. Following each race, awards are given which normally consist of Butterball turkeys and pumpkin pies. Donated bags of pet food are then delivered to the shelter.
Bo and Patty also have a soft spot for the students in their community. Long before COVID and school closures, Patty and Bo recognized that many students depend on schools for the two meals each day when school is in session. Starting with a grassroots food drive effort with area law firms in stocking pantries at Huntington High School and its feeder schools, they later merged efforts with Jenkins Fenstermaker and the Cabell County Bar Association. The CCBA and its members had regularly donated $4,000 in non-perishable food and hygiene products to the Huntington High School food pantry before the students would leave for the holiday break. Patty and Bo hope to increase efforts to combat food insecurity by expanding the food drive to the Spring and Summer breaks.
We absolutely LOVE our Valentine's Day Couple! Thank you for for being MORE Than A Lawyer. Your community and your Bar are grateful! Bo and Patty reside in Huntington with their 5 dogs and 2 cats. They were nominated by @Sarah Walling who is an attorney with Jenkins Fenstermaker and is now co-director of the Turkey Trot.
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