September 6, 2022
News
"Tuesday Legal Connect" Needs Your Help
The State Bar is in need of volunteer attorneys, for each Tuesday evening in September, 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 August, please email Tara Rosencrance at trosencrance@lawv.net. If you would be interested in volunteering in September, please email Maria Borror at mborror@lawv.net.
Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to
the West Virginia Rules of Civil Procedure.
On June 15 , 2022, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia approved a 90-day period of public comment on proposed Amendments to the West Virginia Rules of Civil Procedure. Your comments are needed. All comments must be filed in writing with the Clerk of the Court no later than September 13, 2022. The Court takes no position at this time on the proposed amendments and encourages comments.  

CLE
CLE Rule Spotlight
Ethics Credits
 
Attorneys are currently required to obtain a minimum of 3 ethics credits per two-year reporting period. The 3 credits can be obtained in any one of four “ethics” categories. The four current categories are legal ethics, law office management, attorney well-being or elimination of bias in the legal profession. Excess ethics credits in any one reporting period do NOT carry-over to the next reporting period.  
Events
2022 WV State Bar Regional Meetings

Please find below the dates and locations for the 2022 Regional Meetings. All meetings will begin at 10:00 a.m. Registration is now open for the in-person Regional Meetings in Morgantown, Huntington Beckley, Charleston, Shepherdstown, Moorefield and Chapmanville

CLE: 3 credits (Ethics/Law Office Management)

Registration Fee: $100.00

  • September 8 - Erickson Alumni Center - Morgantown, WV
  • September 15 - Guyan Country Club - Huntington, WV
  • September 16 - Tamarack - Beckley, WV
  • September 23 - Embassy Suites - Charleston, WV
  • September 29 - Bavarian Inn - Shepherdstown, WV
  • September 30 - South Branch Inn - Moorefield, WV
  • October 7 - Giovanni's - Chapmanville, WV
  • October 14 - Bridgeport Country Club - Bridgeport, WV
  • November 3 - The Blennerhassett - Parkersburg, WV
  • November 4 - Wheeling Country Club - Wheeling, WV





Click here to Register for Shepherdstown Regional Meeting. Registration closes September 27 at 5:00 p.m.



Registration will open for all other meetings approximately one month prior to each meeting.
Eleventh Annual Lunch & Laughs with a Legal Legend
Sponsor: West Virginia Bar Foundation
Location: The Erickson Alumni Center, Morgantown, WV, with a simultaneous Zoom option
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The West Virginia Bar Foundation's Board of Directors invites members of the judiciary, the legal profession, and the general public to attend the Eleventh Annual Lunch & Laughs with a Legal Legend on Friday, September 9, 2022, at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown, beginning at 11:30 am. This year's honored guest will be former WV Supreme Court Chief Justice Margaret "Peggy" Workman.

Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Attorneys and Law Firms
(Live In-Person and Webinar)

Host: West Virginia State Bar in cooperation with Advantage Technology
Location: In-person at the State Bar Center, Lower Level Conference Room, Charleston and via video conference
Time: 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Cost: Free
CLE: 3 credits, including 3 ethics credits
Speakers:
  • Jonathan Knight, Customer Solutions Director, Advantage Technology
  • Jack Shaffer, Business Transformation Director, Advantage Technology
  • Chris May, Security Solutions Director





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; 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 with you.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2022
 WVU COLLEGE OF LAW SBA GOLF TOURNAMENT
 
Host:  WVU College of Law - Student Bar Association 
Location: Lakeview Golf Resort, Morgantown, WV
A reception will follow at Tropics in Morgantown, WV 

Questions - Contact MacKenzie Thaxton


Registration closes on September 9

September 22-24, 2022
 2022 Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse Conference

Host: WV Medical Professionals Health Program
CLE: 14.1 credits including 3.3 credits in ethics
Location: In-person--Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, Two Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501
Registration Fee: $150.00

10 Conference Scholarships available. Please contact Shawnette D’Arco at the WV Judicial & Lawyer Assistance Program at (304) 553-7232 or darco@wvjlap.org

September 23, 2022
2022 Fall Family Law CLE
Host:  Kanawha County Family Law Bench Bar Committee
Location:   Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center, Charleston, WV
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CLE: 8.4 credits including 1.4 credits in ethics/law office management (Pending CLE Credit)


October 10, 2022
“A DAY AT THE CLUB"
AN EVENT DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE COLLEGIALITY, FUN, LAUGHTER, AND RELAXATION!

Host: Women in the Profession Committee of the WV State Bar
Location:   Bridgeport Country Club
Costs: $60 (includes breakfast, activity, lunch for golfers, and dinner)


Event Registration Closes September 30 at 11:59 p.m.




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