March 29, 2022
You are invited
to the 2022 Annual Meeting
News
JOB OPENING - West Virginia State Bar
IT SPECIALIST

The West Virginia State Bar has an immediate opening for a full-time IT Specialist.

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.
ABA's Law Day Outstanding Activity Award
The State Bar is proud to announce that it has received a Law Day Outstanding Activity Award from the American Bar Association for the Women in the Profession Committee’s 2021 Law Day Student Contest. As a basis for its decision, the ABA noted that the program “achieved broad outreach to the community and engaged target audiences in meaningful conversations to help foster understanding about the rule of law in our society.”  Though it 2021 was the program’s inaugural year, the Contest received entries from 128 students in grades 4-12 from every region of the State. The Women in the Profession Committee is grateful to have received support from the Supreme Court of Appeals, the Cabell, Monongalia, and Harrison County bar associations, and countless judges, lawyers, and educators throughout the State.
The 2022 Law Day Student Contest Packet is available on the State Bar’s website. The entry deadline is April 1.
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
APRIL 10 & 11, 2022
WV STATE BAR 2022 ANNUAL MEETING AND SEMINAR
CHARLESTON, WV

Host: State Bar
Location: Embassy Suites, 300 Court Street, Charleston, WV
Cost: $150 CLE Program only or $210 Sunday Banquet and Monday CLE program
CLE: 6.0 credits in West Virginia (including 1 credit in law office management)
Schedule of Activities:
Sunday, April 10 --
  •  6:30-7:30 p.m. Attorney and Judicial Welcome Reception and sponsor displays.
  • 7:30-9:30 p.m. Annual Banquet and sponsor displays ($75/person)
Monday, April 11 -
  • 8-9 a.m. Registration and sponsor displays
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Continuing Legal Education Program ($150, includes a box lunch)
If attending both the Sunday banquet and Monday CLE program, a discounted rate of $210 is available.

State Bar Members who are employed as Federal/State Public Defenders, Federal/State Court Law Clerks, and/or with Legal Aid of WV are offered a special discounted rate of $50 for the April 11 Seminar and may click here to register
Accommodations - Embassy Suites, Charleston -- $134 per night plus applicable taxes. Special price is good for the nights of April 8-12. Cost includes a daily hot breakfast buffet and cooked-to-order omelet station as well as a nightly manager’s reception with complimentary cocktails, beer and wine. Click here to reserve a room online or call 304-347-8700 and ask for “reservations.” Use code WVB. To receive this discounted rate, reservations must be made by March 28, 2022.
APRIL 11, 2022 - NOON
Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent (2022 POWER Act Event)
In conjunction with the West Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting
 
Host: United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
Location: Embassy Suites - Salons A/B
Cost: Free
CLE: 1.0 credit
Speakers:
·    Michael Aloi, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia
·    Omar Aboulhosn, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of West Virginia
·    Kate White, Attorney for Legal Aid of West Virginia
Register at the door of Salons
Direct questions to Stephanie Hainer Ojeda at Stephanie_Ojeda@wvnd.uscourts.gov 
APRIL 11, 2022
West Virginia State Bar Young Lawyer Section 
Bridge the Gap Program
To be held in conjunction with the West Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting
 
About: Each new lawyer admitted to practice between July 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020 will have thirty-six months after their date of admission to complete the program. All new lawyers admitted on or after January 1, 2021 will have twenty-four months after their date of admission to complete the program.
Host: WV State Bar Young Lawyer Section
Location: Embassy Suites, 300 Court Street, Charleston, WV
Cost: Free
Date: April 11, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
 
 
Only members admitted after July 1, 2018 or attorneys admitted prior to July 1, 2018, who have not previously completed the Bridge the Gap requirements, may attend the live course and satisfy the mandatory Bridge the Gap requirements.
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
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: To be announced


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.