May 10, 2022
Thank you to the 2022 Annual Meeting Sponsors
News
7th Judicial Circuit Court Vacancy
The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is currently receiving applications to fill the judicial vacancy on the 7th Judicial Circuit Court serving Logan County. Candidates must submit their completed applications and letters of recommendation or comment no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 18, 2022. Applications and instructions are available HERE. For more information about the application process, please call the Office of General Counsel at 304-558-2000. Interviews will be held in Charleston on May 25, 2022.
"Tuesday Legal Connect" Needs Your Help
The State Bar is in need of volunteer attorneys for all evenings during the month of June to field legal questions from the public as part of the "Tuesday Legal Connect" program. Volunteers from anywhere in the state can take calls remotely from their home, office, etc. All you need is a telephone and a computer/laptop/tablet. Volunteers are eligible to receive 1 pro-bono CLE credit for each two-hour shift completed. If you would be interested in helping in June, please email Carmen Howell at chowell@lawv.net as soon as possible. 
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.

Confirmation of CLE Credits for Annual Meeting
and Bridge The Gap

If you attended the State Bar Annual Meeting or Bridge the Gap on April 11, 2022 and did not receive a confirmation email to confirm your CLE credits please follow these instructions to report the CLE credit for the course to your CLE transcript.
  • Log in to the member portal at mywvbar.org.
  • Go the CLE tab
  • Choose the Submit Credit option
  • Click on the “Current Reporting Period July 1, 2020-June 20, 2022” blue hyperlink
  • Select the Approved Course option
  • Type in the CLE provider name (ex. West Virginia State Bar) in the CLE Provider Name box and click on Apply
  • When CLE provider name appears on the list, click on the blue hyperlink for that provider that says “View Courses”
  • Find the course that you attended from the list of approved courses (there are search boxes at the top of the screen you can use or you can scroll through the list). Click on the blue “Add Course” hyperlink for the correct course.
  • Complete the attestation form. Please note: the maximum number of credits approved for the course autofills the form – if you did not attend the entire course you need to reduce the number of credits accordingly.
  • Click on “Submit MCLE information” at the bottom of the attestation form and the course is added to your CLE transcript. 

Please note that full attendance at the State Bar Annual Meeting CLE is worth 6 credits including one credit in law office management (ethics).
Events
2022 Legislative Update - Live Webinar
May 11 2022

Sponsor: The West Virginia Bar Association
Location: Online (Zoom)
CLE: WV – 1 credit
Speaker: WV Department of Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Mitch Carmichael
Program Description: A recap of the 2022 WV regular and special legislative sessions. West Virginia Department of Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Mitch Carmichael will present a summary of the bills that passed, the ones that didn't make it, and what's ahead for WV.
 
Event is FREE for WV Bar Association members and $10 for non-members. 

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
Speaker: Jason Lott, USPTO
Panel Members: Jason Lott, Mikal-Ellen S. Bennett, Kevin Levine, and Robert Bandy
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, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
2022 Financial & Estate Planning Seminar
Sponsors:  WV Bankers Association, the WV Society of CPAs, and the WV State Bar Probate Law Committee
Location: Edgewood Country Club, Charleston, WV
CLE: 8.4 credits
Cost: $250.00


Please e-mail Jennifer Willits at jgwillits@summitfgi.com register for reception & dinner- cost is $75 per person.  
May 19, 2022 - 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Government Lawyers Committee
Art Walk Reception

Please join the Government Lawyers Committee at our first post-pandemic reception for all state bar members and their guests on Thursday, May 19th from 5:00 until 7:30 p.m. at the offices of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown and Poe, 901 Quarrier Street, downtown Charleston. Art Walk will be occurring at the same time. We will be entertained by awesome and festive steel drum music provided by the group from St. Marks United Methodist Church. There will be a Mexican buffet, beer, wine, sangria and soda provided. If you wish to display a few pieces of artwork you have created, please contact Martha Hill at 304-610-1903 so we know you will be showing some of your artwork. You must bring what is needed to display your work. Please join us as we gather to greet old friends and make new ones.
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

 
 

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 | Click Here to Register | Last day to register is May 23  

Information on the Advanced Mediation Training coming soon
June 2 - 3, 2022
West Virginia Association for Justice
64th Annual Convention & Seminar
Host: West Virginia Association for Justice
CLE: 14.90 credits, including 2.4 in ethics and law office management (pending)
Time: See Convention Program
Location: Embassy Suites, Charleston, WV

Questions? E-Mail Debra Lee.