August 3, 2021
It is time to complete reporting and pay fees for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. The deadline for reporting and paying fees is on or before midnight, September 1, 2021. To complete the reporting process go to and click on the Membership Reporting and fees 2021-2022 tab.

The time schedule to follow on Keller issues is available on the State Bar’s website or  Click here for Keller Notice . If any member has questions concerning this matter, please contact Anita Casey at The West Virginia State Bar at 304-553-7228 or by email at  
Challenges should be directed to Executive Director Anita Casey and may be submitted by mail: 2000 Deitrick Blvd., Charleston, WV 25311 or email:
"Tuesday Legal Connect" Needs Your Help
The State Bar is in need of volunteer attorneys for all Tuesday evenings In August 2021 to field legal questions from the public as part of the "Tuesday Legal Connect" program. Volunteers from anywhere in the state can now work remotely from their home, office etc. All you need is a telephone and a computer/laptop/tablet!  
If you would be interested in helping in August, please email Vanessa Beam at as soon as possible. 
The Rise of Data Law: A Discussion of Privacy & FinTech Issues
with an Update from the Director of the
Center for Consumer Law and Education
Sponsor: The West Virginia Bar Association
Location: Online (Zoom)
CLE: WV – 1.20 credits; applied for OH – 1 hour
Speakers: Matthew Stonestreet, The Giatras Law Firm, and Jonathan Marshall, The Center for Consumer Law and Education
Event is FREE for WV Bar Association members and $10 for non-members. 
or contact Tessa White at
Basic End of Life Planning: Powers of Attorney,
Living Wills, and Simple Wills
 Wednesday, September 15, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: Free. Legal Aid of WV asks that attendees take a pro bono wills case within 12 months of the training.
CLE: 2.4 credits 
Course Description: This two-hour seminar will provide basic training on end-of-life planning, including a discussion and explanation of powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, living wills, and simple wills. The presenters will also review current law, the Five Wishes advance directives, special needs trusts, and the transfer on death deed.
Location: Virtual or In-person: Virtual will be via GoToWebinar. In-person attendance offered at Charleston Legal Aid office for a maximum of 6 (six) attendees
Sign-up:  When registering, note in the “Questions and Comments” box if you are planning to attend the in-person training.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 (9:00 a.m to Noon)
Dealing with Discovery Issues Involving Psychiatric Records and Treatment for Both Civil and Criminal Plaintiffs and Defendants

Location:  Webinar
Host: State Bar
CLE: 3 credits (pending)

More Information coming soon
CLE Announcements
Temporary Waiver of Online and In-house
Continuing Legal Education Credit Limit

Due to ongoing concerns associated with the COVID-19 virus, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has granted a request from the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a temporary waiver of current CLE rules and regulations which limit the CLE credits for online and in-house credits to 12 credits, or half of the mandatory continuing legal education requirements FOR THE 2020-2022 reporting period.

Extension of the Bridge the Gap Requirement
Attorneys admitted to the WV State Bar between July 1, 2018 and December 31, 2020 have been granted a one-year extension of time to complete the mandatory Bridge-the-Gap Program.
The extension was based on a determination by the Court that attorneys within that time frame were adversely affected by the cancellation of the Bridge-the-Gap program scheduled in April 2020 due to COVID.