RATE OF INTEREST ON JUDGMENTS AND DECREES FOR THE YEAR 2012 - The rate of interest for the year 2012, for judgments and decrees entered on or after January 1, 2012, is set at 7.00%. Click hereto review the Administrative Order of the Supreme Court of Appeals.
MCLE REMINDER: The July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2012 reporting period credits must be received no later than July 31, 2012, to avoid late filing fees. Active attorneys are required to complete 24 total credits, including at least 3 credits in legal ethics, office management, substance abuse or elimination of bias credits. Active members admitted July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011 must complete at least 12 total credits, including at least 3 in legal ethics, office management, substance abuse or elimination of bias credits. Active members admitted July 1, 2011 or later are exempt for the 2010-2012 reporting period. To check or file your credits online, you must have an e-mail on file with the State Bar Office. Go to www.wvbar.org, select MCLE, Member Login, enter your e-mail and password to check or file your personal credits online. If you have not yet created a password, or have forgotten your password, enter your e-mail address in the Password Reset section listed below the Member Login and click reset password. You will receive an e-mail with a link to reset your password which must be completed within one hour. The online instructions are the first item listed under the MCLE tab.
SAVE THE DATE! LITIGATION SEMINAR – FEBRUARY 24-25, 2012 –
WVCLE, sponsored by The West Virginia State Bar and the WVU College of Law, will present its annual litigation seminar on February 24-25, 2012, live at the Canaan Valley Resort & Conference Center in Davis, West Virginia. This conference will feature experts addressing issues related to litigation. Speakers include: Harry G. Deitzler, Esquire; Lonnie C. Simmons, Esquire; L. David Duffield, Esquire; Chad S. Lovejoy, Esquire; Professor Thomas C. Cady; Rory Lee Perry, II, Clerk of the Court; Mark R. Staun, Esquire; Pamela D. Tarr, Esquire, and Thomas P. Boggs, Esquire. Canaan Valley Resort is nestled in the Allegheny Mountains and offers downhill skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, skating, etc. We have reserved rooms at a “double” room rate of $99 per night. Please make your reservations by dialing (800) 622-4121 and ask for the West Virginia Continuing Legal Education reservation block. All rooms will be released by January 23, 2012. If you would like to register for this seminar or for more information, please CLICK HERE or dial (304) 293-7255.
Would you like to hire a law clerk to work in your office this summer? Are you planning to add a new associate to your firm? If so, the West Virginia University College of Law has many outstanding students who are great candidates for employment. Please register now for on campus interviews at the West Virginia University College of Law! Interviews for law firms will be held from February 13 until March 2, 2012. If you can’t come to Morgantown to interview, please feel free to post a job and let us forward resumes to you. We welcome the opportunity to help you!
To register for on campus interviews, please go to our Symplicity site and register as an employer; you will see the link for job postings and on campus interview sign ups as well. Here is the link:
PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF OUR NEW ADDRESS -The West Virginia State Bar relocated its offices to 2000 Deitrick Boulevard, Charleston, WV 25311, effective December 8, 2011. Please make a note of our new address.
UPCOMING FASTCASE WEBINARS – Click here to review a complete listing of upcoming Fastcase webinars.
These Fastcase webinars have now been approved for 1.20 online (audio/video type) office management credits each.
This time of year we are especially thankful for our attorneys who have always given back to their communities. This month’s MoreThanALawyer Natalie Sal exemplifies the best in West Virginia attorneys with her generous giving of her time in both her legal practice and her private life. Read more about our Thanksgiving MoreThanALawyer below. ********************************************************************* Community service and engagement have always been a priority in Natalie Sal’s life. She and her Morgantown firm Sal Sellaro Culpepper Legal Group routinely provide pro bono legal services for clients of the Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center (RDVIC), WV Legal Aid, and WV Bar’s Legal Connect, and they have received multiple awards in recognition of their many years of pro bono service. Passionate about helping children and families, Natalie has served as a member of the West Virginia Court Improvement Oversight Board (charged with working state-wide to improve outcomes for children and families in the child welfare system) and frequently presents at continuing legal education conferences statewide on issues relating to child welfare.
Natalie’s philosophy – that the generous sharing of our time and talents is essential for our community to thrive – has been every bit as much a driving force in her private life. She is on the Board of Directors of Christian Help, a local nonprofit providing necessities and services to area residents, and is a consultant for The Pantry Plus More, another local nonprofit whose mission is to help provide food, clothing, and other necessities to school-aged children. Natalie spent over 18 years as a frequent volunteer for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, providing both extensive on-air volunteer assistance and off-air support for television and radio fund drives. She encourages others to become involved with the various community organizations and efforts addressing the challenges facing families in West Virginia, believing that, "Our collective wisdom is so much greater than that of any one of us alone."
As a mother of two amazing children (and volunteers-in-training), Natalie is an extremely active volunteer and fundraiser for Morgantown Learning Academy, her children’s nonprofit school, and serves on the affiliated Mountain Stewardship and Outdoor Leadership Advisory Board that oversees the unique Mountain SOL outdoor education program. With a deep love of science and an engineering background, Natalie and her husband also promote science engagement and education for children in the community. From her daily social media “Cool Science Fact” to coaching FIRST Lego Robotics to providing occasional hands-on science exhibitions at area schools and daycare programs, Natalie encourages adults and children alike to get involved and to “Play science!”
Thank you, Natalie, for your dedication to pro bono service and to these volunteer organizations and the families 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