BAR BLAST – May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015
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Annual Professional Limited Liability (PLLC) Organization Renewals 

In order to insure that your PLLC is in compliance with the laws of The State of West Virginia, you need to file an annual renewal application with The State Bar. Any change in the corporate organization from the prior year must be reported and COPIES OF CURRENT CERTIFICATES OF INSURANCE ARE REQUIRED. Every PLLC must also register an email address.

If your organization renewed online previously click here to login.  PLLC Annual Renewals are due by July 1, 2015.  If you have questions concerning PLLC reporting requirements contact Anita R. Casey at 304-553-7228 or caseya@wvbar.org. If you have questions concerning the process for online filing contact Mike Mellace at 304-553-7223 ormellacem@wvbar.org.

24th Family Court Circuit Vacancy: 
The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill the judicial vacancy on the 24th Family Court Circuit serving Jefferson and Berkeley Counties.    Candidates must submit their completed applications by no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 3, 2015.  The deadline for submittal of letters of recommendation or comment is June 10, 2015.  Applications and instructions are available at www.governor.wv.gov.  For more information about the application process, please call Manda Bickoff at 304-558-2000.  Interviews will be held in Charleston on June 23, 2015.

7th Judicial Circuit Vacancy
The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill the judicial vacancy on the 7th Judicial Circuit serving Logan County.    Candidates must submit completed applications by no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 16, 2015.  The deadline for submittal of letters of recommendation or comment is June 23, 2015.  Applications and instructions are available at www.governor.wv.gov.  For more information about the application process, please call Manda Bickoff at 304-558-2000.  Interviews will be held in Charleston on July 7, 2015.

1st Judicial Circuit Vacancy
The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill the judicial vacancy on the 1st Judicial Circuit serving Brooke, Hancock, and Ohio Counties.    Candidates must submit completed applications by no later than 5:00 p.m. onJune 16, 2015.  The deadline for submittal of letters of recommendation or comment is June 23, 2015.  Applications and instructions are available at www.governor.wv.gov.  For more information about the application process, please call Manda Bickoff at 304-558-2000.  Interviews will be held in Charleston on July 7 or July 8, 2015.

“Making Money Talk – Effective Negotiations in Mediation” – Advanced Mediation Training

The ADR Committee will be sponsoring a negotiations trainingwith  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.  Other presenters/panelists include The Honorable Michael Aloi, Don O’Dell, Esq., David Hendrickson, Esq., and Monica Haddad, Esq. Cost for the training is $150.00.  For further information contact Monica Haddad at monicahaddad@comcast.net

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.

Upcoming Events

May 29, 2015

LAPSWV Annual Meeting and Seminar

Host: LAPSWV

Location: BridgeValley Community & Technical College – Charleston, WV

CLE: 7.20 Ethics/Office MCLE credits

June 17-19, 2015
DTCWV 33rd Annual Meeting
Host: Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Location: Oglebay Resort & Conference Center
Registration Brochure found on the website at www.dtcwv.org
CLE: WV 10.50 Gen. Credits, including 3.90 Ethics

June 10 & 11, 2015

US District Court CM/ECF Training

Host: US District Court – Northern District of West Virginia

Location: 2nd Floor District Judge Courtroom, Martinsburg

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:  

June 10th & 11th:  9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 

More Information

June 18, 2015
WVCLE Insurance Law
Host: West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (WVCLE)
Location: WVU Medical Center – Charleston, WV

June 18-19, 2015

Public Defender Services 2015 Annual Conference 

Host: West Virginia Public Defender Services

Location: Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, WV

For questions, please email Pam.R.Clark@wv.gov

July 20-21 & 23-24, 2015

WV Court Improvement Program Cross-Training Conferences 

Host: West Virginia Court Improvement Program

Location: Charleston Marriott – July 20-21,

Bridgeport Conference Center – July 23-24.

For more information please go to www.wvcip.com