Bar Blast – October 20, 2015

October 20, 2015
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West Virginia Veterans Day of Service
An Opportunity to Serve Those Who Served Our Country
The West Virginia State Bar’s Veterans and Military Affairs Committee will be hosting a webinar on Friday, October 30, 2015.  The webinar will be live in Beckley and will be broadcast to the Veterans Administration Medical Centers in Clarksburg, Huntington, and Martinsburg. The webinar, which will run from 10:00 – 11:40, has been approved for 2.0 hours of general West Virginia CLE credit. Attendance is FREE but attendees will be asked to stay at the VAMC for one hour after the seminar working directly with veterans who will be scheduled for appointments at each facility between noon and 1:00 p.m.  For a list of topics and speakers click here.  For Registration information click here.  Questions?  Contact Anita Casey at caseya@wvbar.org.

Government Lawyers Reception
All attorneys are invited to the Third Annual Government Lawyers Reception on Tuesday, November 3rd at the Charleston offices of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe, 901 Quarrier Street, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. A cash bar will be available. Please join us for this opportunity to catch up with old friends and make some new ones!

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 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.
*The special discounted room rates will be available for the two days prior to and the two days following the meeting. Click here for The Greenbrier hotel reservation form

Request for Public Comment on the Amendment to the Rules for Admission to the Practice of Law
The Court is requesting public comment on amendments to the Rules for Admission to the Practice of Law. The proposed amendment would permit the temporary practice of law in West Virginia by the attorney spouses of active service members assigned to a permanent duty station in West Virginia. The Court has approved a 60 day comment period to end on December 15, 2015. Any comments must be filed, in writing, with the WV Supreme Court Clerk’s Office.

Click here for the order

Upcoming Events

WV State Bar Regional Meetings 

October 20-29, 2015: The West Virginia State Bar will hold Regional Meetings  this fall. These meetings will provide 3.0 Continuing Legal Education credits, including 2 in the areas of ethics and substance abuse. 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 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

 Click date or location above to register online. 

October 23, 2015
WVCLE Estate Planning Conference – Charleston, WV
Host: West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (WVCLE)
Location: WVU Medical Center: Charleston Division – Charleston, WV and Live via Webcast
CLE: We will apply for MCLE credit in WV, PA, VA, KY, and OH.
More Information: CLICK HERE

October 30, 2015
West Virginia Veterans Day of Service FREE CLE 
Host: West Virginia State Bar Veterans and Military Affairs Committee
Location: Live at Beckley VA Medical Center and will be broadcast to the VA Medical Centers in Clarksburg, Huntington, and Martinsburg. The webinar, which will run from 10:00 – 11:40, has been approved for 2.0 hours of CLE
More Information: CLICK HERE

November 5, 2015
2015 WV CASA Association 16th Annual Conference
Host: WVCASA
Location: Charleston Civic Center
More Information: CLICK HERE

November 6-7, 2015
WVCLE Bankruptcy Law Conference (WVU v. Texas Tech)
Host: West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (WVCLE)
Location: WVU College of Law – Morgantown, WV
CLE: We will apply for MCLE credit in WV, PA, VA, KY, and OH.
More Information: CLICK HERE

November 13-14, 2015
WVCLE Shale Gas Law Conference (WVU v. University of Texas)
Host: West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (WVCLE)
Location: WVU College of Law – Morgantown, WV
CLE: We will apply for MCLE credit in WV, PA, VA, KY, and OH.
More Information: CLICK HERE