There was an error in yesterdays Bar Blast. An incorrect link was provided for the Free CLE Event: on Friday June 15th. The correct information has been modified below. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Friday, June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and West Virginia will be recognizing the day with events at the Capitol. From 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Chamber of the House of Delegates, Maryland lawyer and mediator Carolyn Rodis will give a presentation approved for 2.4 general CLE hours (no ethics hours available). Ms. Rodis will speak about financial exploitation of seniors and the growing specialty of elder mediation. Space is limited. Please click here
for a flyer about the event and to RSVP. For any questions about this event please contact Melissa Wright with Legal Aid of West Virginia at 304-414-5429 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is hosted by the WV Financial Exploitation Task Force made possible with support from the Senior Medicare Patrol Grant.
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