SAVE THE DATE – The State Bar’s Annual Meeting will be held April 20 & 21, 2012 in Wheeling at Oglebay Resort. There will be 12 hours of CLE available, including 6 hours in ethics, substance abuse and law office management. Click here for registration information. Click herefor the agenda.
Citizen Soldier Nominations Open – The 2012 Citizen Soldier Award will be presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of The West Virginia State Bar at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, W.Va., on April 20, 2012. To obtain information regarding the awards process click here. Nominations are due April 2, 2012.
Young Lawyer of the Year Nominations Open – The 2012 Young Lawyer of the Year Award will be presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of The West Virginia State Bar at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, W.Va., on April 20, 2012. To obtain information regarding the awards processclick here. Nominations are due April 2, 2012.
The Public Interest Advocates of the WVU College of Law would like to invite you to the 25th annual auction on March 8, 2012 at the WVU Law Center in support of students pursuing careers in the public interest.
Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. and bidding will commence at 6 p.m. Dinner is $8 per person.
***Sample auction item: Registration for a WVCLE course in conjunction with the Mountaineer Series the weekend of the WVU v. Marshall game. This auction gift includes course registration, parking, and two football tickets. Minimum bid $200.***
Attorney door prize will be given!
PRO BONO REFERRAL PROJECT’S 2011 FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARD – The Pro Bono Referral Project will present the 2011 Firm of the Year award to the West Virginia law firm that donated the greatest number of pro bono service hours during the year at this year’s West Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting. If your firm and its attorneys have demonstrated a commitment to volunteer legal services through pro bono activities in 2011 and would like to be considered for the 2011 Firm of the Year Award, please report the number of hours worked, the organization for which the work was done and the type of work performed to Diane Young at email@example.com or 304-623-6649, ext. 2315 by Friday, March 16, 2012. Pro Bono work does not have to be done through the Pro Bono Referral Project to be counted. Please contact Ms. Young with any questions.
CRIMINAL LAW COMMITTEE MEETING OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE STATE BAR – The West Virginia State Bar’s Criminal Law Committee will meet on April 6, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. at the offices of Bailey & Glasser. There is no need to register for the meeting in advance. If you are unable to attend in person, you may call in, at no cost to you, by using the following number: 1469-941-0741 with the code 404-355-8148. If you have questions, please contact Sandy Hanning at Bailey & Glasser, 209 Capitol Street, 304-345-6555 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUBMIT YOUR MCLE CREDITS ONLINE – To check or submit your MCLE credits online, you must have an e-mail on file with the State Bar Office. Go to https://wvbar.org/mcle/onlineinstruc.aspx for instructions to check or submit your credits online. If you have problems, please contact Mike Mellace at email@example.com.
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.
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