On February 23, 2016 members in districts 1-5 were emailed information on how to submit votes for Board of Governor and Young Lawyer Section Executive Committee Nominees using the State Bar’s E-Voting system. Each member were provided 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”.
All voting MUST BE COMPLETED BY MIDNIGHT, MARCH 20, 2016. Election results will be available March 25, 2016.
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.
2016 State Bar Membership Directory
The 2016 edition of the membership directory is now available online at no cost to members.
Click here to view and download the membership directory online.
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 annual PIA auction will be at the WVU College of Law on Thursday, March 10th. A buffet dinner ($10) will be served at 5 p.m. and the auction begins at 6 p.m. in the new Event Space at the College of Law. All proceeds from the auction fund summer and full time public interest fellowships for WVU College of Law students.
There will be a lawyer door prize, raffles, and many interesting items up for bid. Some items of interest? A round of golf for 4 with cart and fees at the Greenbrier; golf for 2 and dinner at Nemacolin Resort; a handmade briefcase from Tanner’s Alley; a Fit Bit donated by LexisNexis; Pirates tickets; Steelers tickets; a year of admission to the Mon County Bar meetings (12 CLE’s!); Artwork; books; and much more!
If you are interested in receiving a list of auction items or arranging for a proxy bidder, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Although these are difficult and uncertain times we don’t want to miss highlighting an attorney who is MoreThanA Lawyer. Sharing the good work of our attorneys will always be a priority and Brandy Bell portrays the best in helping her community beyond her practice of law at Kay Casto & Chaney PLLC. Here is her story. ******************************************* Brandy resides in Bridgeport, WV, with her family and practices law in Morgantown. Beyond her duties of her practice and as a wife and mother of two, Brandy exemplifies how our lawyers give back to their communities with her many volunteer activities. “My husband and I feel strongly about giving back and supporting our local schools, youth sports programs, church, and community.” She is active with her children’s pre-school and elementary school serving on their boards and organizing fundraisers and events to address the needs of students and teachers, whether funding for a playground or calm areas in the school, or supporting the local backpack programs. As a member of several youth sports programs Brandy also strives to ensure that every child has the opportunity to find passion in what they love. Brandy also invests her time and energy in the @GFWC Bridgeport Junior Woman’s Club which is dedicated to community improvement, including the organization of water walks to raise awareness of clean water issues that impact areas around the world, raising funds for WVU Children’s Hospital and providing scholarships to students who also participate in community service. Brandy was nominated by her law partner, Shannon Smith.
Thank you, Brandy, for your dedication to these volunteer organizations and the children they serve. You make us proud!
What is our MoreThanALawyer campaign all about? It highlights all the ways West Virginia’s attorneys impact lives within and outside of their profession. West Virginia's lawyers are service members, volunteers, mentors, coaches, musicians and committed advocates. In all of these roles, they make a difference in their community. Each month we share a MoreThanALawyer story on West Virginia State Bar’s Facebook and Twitter pages. ... See MoreSee Less