March 7, 2023
Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to 
Rule 28 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure for Family Court
By order entered on February 9, 2023, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia approved a 30-day period of public comment on amendments to Rule 28 (Appeal to Intermediate Court of Appeals) of the Rules of Practice and Procedure for Family Courts. – Comments must be filed in writing with the Clerk of Court through File and Serve Express, on or before March 10, 2023.
Public Interest Advocates (PIA) Auction
WVU College of Law Public Interest Advocates and
West Virginia Fund for Law in the Public Interest
to Host 35th Annual Benefit Auction
March 19-23, 2023

All proceeds to benefit PIA Fellowships for WVU College of Law Students working for low-income and at-risk West Virginians throughout the state. The week-long auction will conclude with a reception on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at the West Virginia University College of Law. The reception will begin at 7 p.m. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and desserts will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.
Auction items and bid at the following link:

Contact: Carrie Miller, President, Public Interest Advocates at

CLE Rule Spotlight
Mandatory CLE Requirement
Administrative Rule 6.05(c) states that “[n]o more than half of the total required mandatory continuing legal education requirements may be satisfied by pre-recorded presentations that do not offer an interactive component.”  Please note that this limitation has NOT been waived for the 2022-2024 reporting period.  The previous waiver of this limitation only applied to the 2020-2022 reporting period. Attorneys must achieve half of the total required CLE credits by a means other than pre-recorded presentations for the 2022-2024 reporting period.
Representing Children Who Are Adult Responders
Court Improvement Program - Division of Children & Juvenile Services
March 10, 2023 - Noon
Host: Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, Court Improvement Program
CLE: 1 credit 
Platform: WebEx
Learning objectives:
Practical tips and ideas for representing children who are Adult Respondents. W. Va. Code § 49-1-201 defines an abusing parent as a “parent, guardian, other custodian, regardless of his or her age, whose conduct has been adjudicated by the court to constitute child abuse or neglect as alleged in the petition charging child abuse or neglect.” The presentation will include a panel discussion of best practices on the representation of children in these matters. 
contact Kandi Greter at
You Don't Look Like a Lawyer:
Recognizing & Responding to Microaggressions
March 26, 2023 -- 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Hosts: WV State Bar's Women in the Profession, Minority Lawyers, and LGBTQ+ Committees
Location: The Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
CLE: 1.2 credits
Cost: Free
Registration information coming soon
West Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting
March 26-27, 2023
Host: West Virginia State Bar
Location: The Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Cost: $180 Banquet only, $150 CLE Program only, or $330 Sunday Banquet and Monday CLE program
CLE: Pending
Schedule of Activities:
Sunday, March 26 -

  • 5:30-7:00 p.m. Attorney and Judicial Welcome Reception and sponsor displays.
  • 7:00-9:30 p.m. Annual Banquet and sponsor displays ($180 per person)

Monday, March 27 -

  • 8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration and sponsor displays
  • 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Continuing Legal Education Program ($150, includes a box lunch)
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 March 27 Seminar. Click Here to Register as for the Seminar.

Event Registration Closes March 17, 2023, at 4 pm.

Accommodations: The block of rooms at Greenbrier Resort for the $199 rate closed on February 22; however, rooms may still be available at the regular rate.

The block of rooms at the Hampton Inn, Lewisburg has also closed. You may call the Hampton Inn at (304) 645-7300 to confirm available rooms and prices.
Save the Date
March 27, 2023
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: The Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CLE: 7.6 credits, including 4 in ethics/attorney wellbeing/law office management
Cost: Free

Registration Closes March 17, 2023 at 4:00 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.
Roadways to the Bench:
Who Me? A Bankruptcy or Magistrate Judge?
April 3, 2023

The federal Judiciary, led by the Judicial Conference Committees on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System and the Magistrate Judges System, will hold the second iteration of the national diversity event for law students and attorneys, "Roadways to the Bench: Who Me? A Bankruptcy or Magistrate Judge?"

  • April 3, 2023, at 4 p.m. ET at the WVU College of Law in Morgantown, West Virginia, as well as 37 other locations across the United States.
  • A cocktail and heavy hors d’oeuvres reception will be held immediately following the roundtable event in the Fitzsimmons Event Center.
Local Roundtable Sessions:
  • After the national presentation, the program will proceed to in-person local roundtable sessions among law students, attorneys, and federal district, magistrate and bankruptcy judges from West Virginia. 
CLE: This is an information event
Event Registration and Contact information:
Registration is required and invitations will be limited. The registration window will open on January 31, 2023, and close on March 24, 2023. Registration and attendance is limited to attorneys and law students and will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Available seats may fill up before the registration window closes on March 24, 2023, so please register early.
Applicants will be notified by email of their acceptance as an attendeeOnly applicants receiving a written email invitation may plan to attend the event.
Contact Monica Nassif Haddad at  for more specific information about the event, including registration questions.
Views from the Bench: Insight from Reggie B. Walton, Senior United States District Court Judge
Presentation with reception to follow
April 12, 2023

Host: WV State Bar's Minority Lawyers Committee 
Location: West Virginia State University -- Fannin S. Belcher Theater in the Davis Fine Arts Center
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
CLE: Pending

Registration coming soon
MAY 19-21, 2023

Host: WV Judicial & Lawyer Assistance Program
CLE: Credits Pending
Location: Stonewall Resort - Roanoke, WV