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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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