BAR BLAST – March 4th, 2014

 

March 4, 2014
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Tuesday Legal Connect
The State Bar’s Tuesday evening, 6-8:00 P.M. call in service, formerly known as the Lawyer Information Service, has a new name.  The service, intended to provide quick information to members of the public on basic legal issues, is staffed by volunteer members of the State Bar.  The service has been renamed Tuesday Legal Connect (aka:  TLC) in recognition of the significantly increased number of attorney participants, the quality of the training provided to those participants, the use of Legal Aid of West Virginia’s multiple locations and state of the art phone system, and the coordination of participants throughout the State by the staff of Legal Aid of West Virginia.  To volunteer as a participant with TLC, contact Adrienne Moore.  Questions:  contact TLC/LRS Chairperson, Mark Adkinsor State Bar Executive Director, Anita Casey.

Pro Hac Vice Online Submission

The West Virginia State Bars Unlawful Practice of Law Committee is pleased to announce the new online system for Pro Hac Vice submissions. Starting February 18, 2014, all

Pro Hac Vice Admission requests should be directed towww.mywvbar.org/phvad .

The new system will allow payment of filing fees on line and will expedite the submission process significantly. Paper submissions will still be accepted, however, online submissions are encouraged.

For general questions: Cheryl Petty –  cheryl@wvbar.org 

For technical questions: Mike Mellace – mellacem@wvbar.org

For substantive questions: Executive Director, Anita Casey –caseya@wvbar.org

Contract Attorneys for New View Project
The Court Improvement Program of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia will begin the New View Project, adapted from Georgia’s Cold Case Project, in early 2014.  The deadline for receiving applications is March 21, 2014.

 Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence (AIDE)
2014 Annual Conference
The Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence (AIDE) is pleased to announce that Craig Ball will be the keynote speaker for its 2014 annual conference. Ball is a Board Certified trial lawyer, certified computer forensic examiner, law professor and electronic evidence expert. He has dedicated his career to teaching the bench and bar about forensic technology and trial tactics. The focus of Mr. Ball’s keynote address will be “Requests and Forms as Modern as the Evidence You Seek.” AIDE encourages you to attend Mr. Ball’s presentation onFriday, April 25, 2014 at the Capitol Conference Center in downtown Charleston, West Virginia. Additional information may be found at http://www.appyide.org.

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.

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Online Vouchers and 3.0 Hours of Ethics CLE

The West Virginia Public Defender Services is offering a series of presentations around the state on its Online Voucher System. These seminars will consist of a morning session of voucher training and an afternoon session of Ethics CLE. The details are: Lewisburg on March 11, 2014, at The State Fair of West Virginia’s WV Room; Clarksburg on March 13, 2014, at the Hilton Garden Inn Clarksburg; and Wheeling on March 18, 2014, at the West Virginia Northern Community College. Each seminar will begin at 10:00 a.m., and end at 3:00 p.m. The seminars themselves are free to panel counsel. For details, please visit the Public Defender Services website.

2014 State Bar Membership Directory

The 2014 edition of the membership directory is now available. Log into the Membership Portal atwww.mywvbar.org/directory and download the .pdf file. Click here for instructions and tips on how to navigate the digital version of the directory. If you wish to order a paper versionclick here for the order form.

Upcoming Events

March 20, 2014

Annual Bench & Bar Seminar/ Reception 

Location: The Charleston Marriott – Charleston, WV

Host: The West Virginia Bar Association

March 21, 2014

WVCLE Water Law 2014 

Location: WVU Medical Center Charleston Division

Host: West Virginia Continuing Legal Education WVCLE

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 25, 2014 –  SAVE THE DATE!

Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence (AIDE)

2014 Annual Conference

Location: Raleigh County Judicial Center

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

May 3, 2014

Business Law Division Annual Conference
Real Estate 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 17-18, 2014  – UPDATED!

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

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

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