April 5, 2022
2022 Annual Meeting Sponsors
News
UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
The State Bar will be mailing orange postcard reminders regarding membership reporting and fees in June for the July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 fiscal year. Please be sure to log into the membership portal and verify or update your contact information (Bylaw 2.02 (b)) by JUNE 1.
Information that you will need to verify or update include:
  1. Name of Employer (If sole practitioner, enter the sole practitioner’s name)
  2.  Address of Principal Place of Business
  3. Telephone and Fax Numbers
  4. Email Address
  5. Financial Responsibility Disclosure (FRD) (Bylaw 4.01 and Rule 4.01)
  6. IOLTA Account Information (Rule 10). Your IOLTA account should be titled: “Attorney or Firm name, IOLTA Account.” (Rule 10.05 (f)). IMPORTANT NOTICE: If your IOLTA account has any reference to the West Virginia Bar Foundation or the West Virginia State Bar, please take immediate action with your financial institution to have the reference removed.
2022 State Bar Membership Directory Pre-Order
The pre-order information and forms for the 2022 paper edition of the West Virginia State Bar 2022 Membership Directory are available. Click here to pre-order the paper version.
CLE
THE JUNE 30, 2022 CLE DEADLINE IS APPROACHING! 
Here is What You Need to Know
 
The reporting period for 2020-2022 ends on June 30, 2022. There will be NO extensions of the CLE reporting period. Under the current suspension process, all CLE credits must be completed AND reported on your CLE transcript by July 31, 2022 to avoid penalty. The late fee for reporting CLE credits has been increased to $200. There is an additional $200 reinstatement fee if you are suspended for CLE non-compliance. The suspension process will begin promptly after all required notices are sent to non-compliant attorneys. All CLE credits for this reporting period may be completed by an on-line means if necessary. 
 
If you have question regarding your CLE credits, email your specific question to Angie Volk at volka@wvbar.org.

Please CLICK HERE for additional information regarding FREE online CLE opportunities, confirmation of pending CLE credits and CLE requirements.

Events
WV Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner
April 21, 2022 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Host:   WV Bar Foundation
Location: Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Charleston, WV
Please contact Tom Tinder to make your reservations--(304) 444-0181 or tom@wvbarfoundation.org
2022 Real Estate Conference
(Live In-person and Webinar)
Sponsor: The West Virginia Bar Association
Location: Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, WV and a simultaneous Zoom option
CLE: WV - 9.0 hours, including 1.2 ethics. Applied for OH, PA, & KY.
Speakers: Hampton Rose, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC; Christopher J. Winton, Ray, Winton & Kelley, PLLC; Andrea McCardle, Old Republic National Title Insurance; Jesse Richardson, WVU College of Law; John Bsharah and Mark Sadd, Lewis Glasser PLLC; Claudia Kiernan, Fidelity National Financial; John Casaldi, First American Title Insurance Company; Robert Albury, WV Judicial & Lawyer Assistance Program; Anna Ziegler, Ziegler and Ziegler, LC.
Learn about the new probate options for small estates and how it affects real estate; title searches, technology trends, and practice pointers in today’s digital age; new updates in short-term rentals; current issues in the world of common interest ownership; 1031 exchanges; title industry update; and an ethics update. Also, a Real Estate Roundtable, where experts will present a micro-topic and lead further discussion with the audience.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Tessa White at director@wvbarassociation.org.
May 18, 2022 - 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Intellectual Property (Live In-person and Webinar)
Trademark Procedure, Before & After the Application and Registration

Host: State Bar Intellectual Property Committee
CLE:  3 credits
Location: In-person at the State Bar Center, Large Lower Level Conference Room, Charleston or via video conference.
Cost: Free
Speakers: More information coming
Time: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.



Facility Details:  Due to limited capacity for live attendance at the State Bar Center, live registration is limited to the first 35 fully vaccinated registrants. Attendance via webinar is also limited to the first 500 registrants. There is an increased interest in attending webinars as the end of the 2020-22 reporting period approaches; therefore, you are encouraged to register early to secure a link to attend virtually. All attendees, whether in person or virtual, will receive an email confirming registration. If you do not receive a confirmation of registration, you will not be able to participate in the seminar on the day of presentation.  
 
Note to those attending in person: If you are unable to use the stairs from the first floor to the lower level, please drive down the driveway on the left-side of the Bar Center and enter the building at the bottom of the driveway. Handicap accessible restrooms are available. If you need other assistance, please contact the State Bar 304-553-7220, in advance of the meeting, so arrangements can be made.
May 19 & 20, 2022
Bankruptcy Bootcamp - May 19, 2022
and
West Virginia Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Seminar - May 20, 2022

Host: U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
and State Bar Bankruptcy Law Committee
CLE: 
  • May 19 Bootcamp -- 4 credits
  • May 20 Seminar -- 8 credits including 3 possible ethics credits
Location:
  • May 19 Bootcamp - In-person (limited to 35)at the State Bar Center, Lower Level Conference Room, Charleston and via Zoom (limited to 500)
  • May 20 Seminar - In-person only (limited to 200) at the Embassy Suites, Charleston
Cost:
  • May 19 Bootcamp - Free in-person and zoom (attorneys and staff)
  • May 20 Seminar - $150 for attorneys and staff



State Bar Facility Details:  Due to limited capacity for live attendance at the State Bar Center, live registration is limited to the first 35 fully vaccinated registrants. Attendance via webinar is also limited to the first 500 registrants. There is an increased interest in attending webinars as the end of the 2020-22 reporting period approaches; therefore, you are encouraged to register early to secure a link to attend virtually. All attendees, whether in person or virtual, will receive an email confirming registration. If you do not receive a confirmation of registration, you will not be able to participate in the seminar on the day of presentation.  
 
Note to those attending in person: If you are unable to use the stairs from the first floor to the lower level, please drive down the driveway on the left-side of the Bar Center and enter the building at the bottom of the driveway. Handicap accessible restrooms are available. If you need other assistance, please contact the State Bar 304-553-7220, in advance of the meeting, so arrangements can be made.
 May 20-22, 2022
WVJLAP ANNUAL CONFERENCE & RETREAT
2022 Wellness Weekend
 
Host: West Virginia Judicial & Lawyer Assistance Program
CLE: 5.2 CLE credits
Cost: $150.00 CLE & Banquet (See registration for optional costs)
Location:  Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, WV

A block of rooms have been reserved at Stonewall Resort. The group rate cutoff date is April 20, 2022.

 
 

SAVE THE DATE - JUNE 1, 2022
Basic Mediation Training
Flatwoods, WV

Host: State Bar ADR Committee
CLE: 7.6 credits
Location: Flatwoods Days Inn and Suites and Flatwoods Conference Center, 350 Days Drive, Sutton, WV
 
A block of rooms have been reserved at the Flatwoods Days Inn & Suites at the discounted rate of $99.00 plus and taxes and fees. To receive the discounted rate, inform the hotel that you are attending the WV State Bar's event when making your reservation. The reservation contact number is 304-765-5055.  

Click here for Agenda | Registration will open in April
 
Information on the Advanced Mediation Training coming soon.