Please consider sponsoring the West Virginia State Bar’s 2019 Annual Meeting. Sponsors are gratefully acknowledged and will be recognized in all email and hard copy publications of the State Bar through June of 2019. A board showing all sponsors, which will be posted at the Meeting, will remain on display at the State Bar Center until the 2020 Annual Meeting.Sponsorship Opportunities Include:Copper Sponsorship: $1,500
Company logo on website and in Bar Blast
Company logo on signs at event and at State Bar Center
2 dinners for Sunday banquet
A table for exhibiting with two chairs for Sunday and Monday
Introduction at the banquet and at Monday afternoon sponsor break
Recognition of all sponsors (as a group) in the Bar Blast and in the State Bar magazine
Silver Sponsorship: $3,500
All of Copper (see itemizations above)
1 free specialized marketing email blast before the Meeting
1 free specialized marketing email blast “thank you” following the Meeting
Sponsorship of one speaker – sponsorship will be noted on signage at the Meeting
1 room for Sunday night, April 7, paid for by the State Bar at the Embassy Suites (includes room cost – incidentals are at the expense of the individual)
Gold Sponsorship: $5,000
All Copper and Silver (see itemizations above)
2 free (total) specialized marketing email blasts before the Meeting
2 free (total) specialized marketing email blast “thank you” announcements following the Meeting
Sponsorship of the banquet with recognition given in all publications and on the Bar website
2 rooms (to be used in any combination of Saturday/Sunday/Monday April 6, 7 or 8, paid for by the State Bar at the Embassy Suites (includes room cost – incidentals are at the expense of the individual)
The State Bar has negotiated an excellent rate with the Embassy Suites for rooms during the Meeting and for the three days preceding and following the event at $134 for a single or double room. To avail yourself of this rate, contact the Embassy Suites at 1-800-362-2779 or www.charleston.embassysuites.com. On the website, check “rooms and rates” between April 4 and 10, 2019. Use reservation code G19. Reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. EST on March 4, 2019, in order to obtain the discounted rate.
We anticipate attorneys and judges from all around the state to be in attendance. You will have the opportunity to see old friends, colleagues, and build new professional and personal relationships.
If you are interested in sponsoring at the Annual Meeting, please call Anita Casey at 304-553-7228 or click here for the application. Completed applications must be received by March 18, 2019, so arrangements can be made with Embassy Suites. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the State Bar at 304-553-7220.
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