Email Spoofing

On Tuesday March 21st, State Bar President McGhee reported that fraudulent emails are being sent out to bar members using his email address. The individual that is sending these emails is requesting payment information via email. These emails are being “spoofed” the individual is using an unauthenticated email server. These emails should be deleted as soon as possible if you receive one. No phishing links were included in the email. The State Bar and its Board of Governors do not request payment information via email in any circumstance.

If you receive any emails similar to the event described above please contact Mike Mellace at mellacem@wvbar.org .

 

WVSAO Phishing Email

The West Virginia State Auditors Office requested the State Bar send the following notification regarding fraudulent emails:
On March 12, 2017 fraudulent emails were sent to a large number of people with the subject “Private Message From WVSAO” including a “Click here to Login to view the document now.” link that takes you to a phishing website. The email address “Desk@wvsao.gov” was spoofed using a fraudulent email server.
If you received this email please delete it immediately. If you clicked on the link and entered any information please change your passwords immediately.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact support@wvbar.org or Kirk.Rector@wvsao.gov.

Bar Blast – February 7, 2017

You are invited to the

April 2-3, 2017 | Charleston Marriott
Includes CLE Seminars, Annual Banquet and Reception
Includes CLE Seminars Only
Includes Annual Banquet Only
February 7, 2017
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GENERAL COUNSEL
SUPREME COURT OF APPEALS OF WEST VIRGINIA
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia is accepting resumes for the position of General Counsel.  Responsibilities include providing advice, counsel and assistance to the Court and its Administrative Director.  Minimum qualifications include at least 10 years of experience as a licensed attorney and a current license to practice law in the State of West Virginia.  Familiarity with Court rules and procedures and administrative law is strongly preferred.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Submit resume and cover letter detailing qualifications, employment history and references to Gary L. Johnson, Interim Administrative Director, State Capitol Complex, Room E-100,  Charleston, West Virginia 25305 or by email to joan.mullins@courtswv.gov.  Resumes accepted until position is filled.  Preference given to resumes received on or before February 15, 2017.

The Supreme Court of Appeals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Legal Aid Wants Your Ideas: Brief Survey
What kinds of cases and problems do you feel Legal Aid of West Virginia should be handling?  We are developing a new Strategic Plan to guide our work over the next several years.  We are asking lawyers and judges to complete a short (just 5 questions!) online survey.  Click the link below to start the survey.  It should not take more than 5 minutes to finish.
Thank you for your cooperation.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bruce Perrone at Legal Aid of West Virginia, 304-343-4481 ext. 2127 or email bperrone@lawv.net.

New Version of Fastcase Available
The West Virginia State Bar is proud to announce that Fastcase 7 is now available to all members. New features include searching across all source types, improved Forecite, bottomless search results, and more. Members still have access to the “classical” version of Fastcase. Go to http://bit.ly/2d0eAC7

Veterans Legal Assistance – Lawyer Referral Service
The Veterans and Military Affairs Committee is looking for practitioners who are interested in being included in the Bar’s online Lawyer Referral Service on matters included under the general topic of “Veterans’ Legal Assistance.”  If you would like to be included, please click here to register.  If you have questions, or would like more information, please contact Committee Co-Chairperson Lew Brewer at (321) 543-3936 or Rbtr8or@outlook.com.

Pro Bono Assistance Needed

The West Virginia State Bar needs more volunteers to sign up to provide pro bono basic legal advice on West Virginia Online Legal Help (WVOLH).  WVOLH is a website where low-income West Virginians can post questions about their civil legal needs.  Volunteer attorneys answer those questions by providing basic information, legal advice and referrals for free. Please go to www.wvonlinelegalhelp.org and click on “Lawyers Sign Up” to sign up to volunteer.  We have almost 30 unanswered questions on the website and could use your help.

Parkersburg is hosting TLC each Tuesday 
in March 2017

Tuesday Legal Connect (TLC) takes place every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We need 3 pro bono attorneys on each Tuesday in March to take phone calls from the general public about basic legal issues and give out general legal information (not advice or representation) for which you get pro bono hours. We provide dinner and brief training on how the program runs, and what to expect thirty minutes prior to phones starting to ring at 6:00 so you will be prepared.

Please come to 327 Ninth Street, Parkersburg, WV where Legal Aid of West Virginia is hosting Tuesday Legal Connect. Please Call (304-485-7522 x 2914) or email (vbeam@lawv.net) to sign up.

Upcoming Events

February 9, 2017 – 9a.m.-12:00p.m.
Fundamentals of Family Law
FREE CLE (Registration is Required)
Location:  

WV State Bar Center & Online
Sponsor: WV State Bar Family Law Committee
CLE: 3.6 Credits

April 2-3, 2017
The West Virginia State Bar Annual Conference & Meeting
Location: The Charleston Marriott Town Center – Charleston, WV
CLE: 6.1 credits. including 2 credits in Law Office Management and Substance Abuse
  • Legal Research in the 21st Century – Christina Steinbrecker Jack, Fastcase
  • Reflecting on Environmental Enforcement: The Advent of Mega Cases – John Cruden, Former Assistant Attorney General US Environment and Natural Resources Division
  • An update from the ABA – Linda Klein, President of the American Bar Association
  • Criminal Law – Professor Douglas Berman, Professor – Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University
  • An Introduction to the New Era of Lawyer Assistance Program – Robert Albury, Jr, Director WV Lawyer Assistance Program
  • A Panel Discussion of Practicing Law in WV from the perspective of Women Attorneys – Judge Stephanie Thacker, United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; Justice Elizabeth Walker, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia; Cheryle Hall, West Virginia Court of Claims; Dina M. Mohler, Office of General Counsel, Charleston Area Medical Center

May 18, 2017 – SAVE THE DATE!
Estate Planning Seminar
Location: Edgewood Country Club – Charleston, WV
Sponsor: WV State Bar Probate Law Committee, WV Bankers Association & WV Society of Certified Public Accountants.
More information coming soon!

Bar Blast – January 31, 2017

You are invited to the

April 2-3, 2017 | Charleston Marriott
Includes CLE Seminars, Annual Banquet and Reception
Includes CLE Seminars Only
Includes Annual Banquet Only
January 31, 2017
Quick Links
In State
CLE Calendar


2017 Annual Gathering Sponsors
 

 

 

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GENERAL COUNSEL
SUPREME COURT OF APPEALS OF WEST VIRGINIA
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia is accepting resumes for the position of General Counsel.  Responsibilities include providing advice, counsel and assistance to the Court and its Administrative Director.  Minimum qualifications include at least 10 years of experience as a licensed attorney and a current license to practice law in the State of West Virginia.  Familiarity with Court rules and procedures and administrative law is strongly preferred.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Submit resume and cover letter detailing qualifications, employment history and references to Gary L. Johnson, Interim Administrative Director, State Capitol Complex, Room E-100,  Charleston, West Virginia 25305 or by email to joan.mullins@courtswv.gov.  Resumes accepted until position is filled.  Preference given to resumes received on or before February 15, 2017.
The Supreme Court of Appeals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

New Version of Fastcase Available
The West Virginia State Bar is proud to announce that Fastcase 7 is now available to all members. New features include searching across all source types, improved Forecite, bottomless search results, and more. Members still have access to the “classical” version of Fastcase. Go to http://bit.ly/2d0eAC7

Veterans Legal Assistance – Lawyer Referral Service
The Veterans and Military Affairs Committee is looking for practitioners who are interested in being included in the Bar’s online Lawyer Referral Service on matters included under the general topic of “Veterans’ Legal Assistance.”  If you would like to be included, please click here to register.  If you have questions, or would like more information, please contact Committee Co-Chairperson Lew Brewer at (321) 543-3936 or Rbtr8or@outlook.com.

Parkersburg is hosting TLC each Tuesday 
in March 2017

Tuesday Legal Connect (TLC) takes place every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We need 3 pro bono attorneys on each Tuesday in March to take phone calls from the general public about basic legal issues and give out general legal information (not advice or representation) for which you get pro bono hours. We provide dinner and brief training on how the program runs, and what to expect thirty minutes prior to phones starting to ring at 6:00 so you will be prepared.

Please come to 327 Ninth Street, Parkersburg, WV where Legal Aid of West Virginia is hosting Tuesday Legal Connect. Please Call (304-485-7522 x 2914) or email (vbeam@lawv.net) to sign up.

Upcoming Events

February 9, 2017 – 9a.m.-12:00p.m.
Fundamentals of Family Law
FREE CLE (Registration is Required)
Location:  

WV State Bar Center & Online
Sponsor: WV State Bar Family Law Committee
CLE: 3.6 Credits

April 2-3, 2017
The West Virginia State Bar Annual Conference & Meeting
Location: The Charleston Marriott Town Center – Charleston, WV
CLE: 6.1 credits. including 2 credits in Law Office Management and Substance Abuse
  • Legal Research in the 21st Century – Christina Steinbrecker Jack, Fastcase
  • Reflecting on Environmental Enforcement: The Advent of Mega Cases – John Cruden, Former Assistant Attorney General US Environment and Natural Resources Division
  • An update from the ABA – Linda Klein, President of the American Bar Association
  • Criminal Law – Professor Douglas Berman, Professor – Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University
  • An Introduction to the New Era of Lawyer Assistance Program – Robert Albury, Jr, Director WV Lawyer Assistance Program
  • A Panel Discussion of Practicing Law in WV from the perspective of Women Attorneys – Judge Stephanie Thacker, United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; Justice Elizabeth Walker, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia; Cheryle Hall, West Virginia Court of Claims; Dina M. Mohler, Office of General Counsel, Charleston Area Medical Center

May 18, 2017 – SAVE THE DATE!
Estate Planning Seminar
Location: Edgewood Country Club – Charleston, WV
Sponsor: WV State Bar Probate Law Committee, WV Bankers Association & WV Society of Certified Public Accountants.
More information coming soon!

Bar Blast – January 24, 2017

January 24, 2017
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New Version of Fastcase Available
The West Virginia State Bar is proud to announce that Fastcase 7 is now available to all members. New features include searching across all source types, improved Forecite, bottomless search results, and more. Members still have access to the “classical” version of Fastcase. Go to http://bit.ly/2d0eAC7

2017 Interest Rate
An Administrative Order was entered by Chief Justice Loughry establishing seven percent 7.00% as the rate of interest for calendar year 2017 for judgments and decrees entered on or after January 1, 2017.

Click here for a copy of the Administrative Order

ABA Pro Bono Survey
The Access to Justice Commission of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the West Virginia State Bar, the West Virginia University College of Law, and Legal Aid of West Virginia have been working with the American Bar Association to identify barriers experienced by West Virginians in the civil justice system.  These four groups are working together to evaluate and foster development of pro bono service efforts in our State.   Recognizing that lawyers often provide legal assistance at little, or no, charge, we would like to hear from you about your pro bono experiences and obtain your thoughts on pro bono service.  Your responses will enable us to identify strategies for expanding pro bono legal services in our State.
Click Here to Take the Survey. The deadline for the survey is: January 30, 2017.

Veterans Legal Assistance – Lawyer Referral Service
The Veterans and Military Affairs Committee is looking for practitioners who are interested in being included in the Bar’s online Lawyer Referral Service on matters included under the general topic of “Veterans’ Legal Assistance.”  If you would like to be included, please click here to register.  If you have questions, or would like more information, please contact Committee Co-Chairperson Lew Brewer at (321) 543-3936 or Rbtr8or@outlook.com.

Parkersburg is hosting TLC each Tuesday 
in March 2017

Tuesday Legal Connect (TLC) takes place every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We need 3 pro bono attorneys on each Tuesday in March to take phone calls from the general public about basic legal issues and give out general legal information (not advice or representation) for which you get pro bono hours. We provide dinner and brief training on how the program runs, and what to expect thirty minutes prior to phones starting to ring at 6:00 so you will be prepared.

Please come to 327 Ninth Street, Parkersburg, WV where Legal Aid of West Virginia is hosting Tuesday Legal Connect. Please Call (304-485-7522 x 2914) or email (vbeam@lawv.net) to sign up.

Upcoming Events

February 9, 2017 – 9a.m.-12:00p.m.
Fundamentals of Family Law
FREE CLE (Registration is Required)
Location:  

WV State Bar Center & Online
Sponsor: WV State Bar Family Law Committee
CLE: 3.6 Credits

April 2-3, 2017
The West Virginia State Bar Annual Conference & Meeting
Location: The Charleston Marriott Town Center – Charleston, WV
CLE: 6.1 credits. including 2 credits in Law Office Management and Substance Abuse
  • Legal Research in the 21st Century – Christina Steinbrecker Jack, Fastcase
  • Reflecting on Environmental Enforcement: The Advent of Mega Cases – John Cruden, Former Assistant Attorney General US Environment and Natural Resources Division
  • An update from the ABA – Linda Klein, President of the American Bar Association
  • Criminal Law – Professor Douglas Berman, Professor – Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University
  • An Introduction to the New Era of Lawyer Assistance Program – Robert Albury, Jr, Director WV Lawyer Assistance Program
  • A Panel Discussion of Practicing Law in WV from the perspective of Women Attorneys – Judge Stephanie Thacker, United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; Justice Elizabeth Walker, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia; Cheryle Hall, West Virginia Court of Claims; Dina M. Mohler, Office of General Counsel, Charleston Area Medical Center

May 18, 2017 – SAVE THE DATE!
Estate Planning Seminar
Location: Edgewood Country Club – Charleston, WV
Sponsor: WV State Bar Probate Law Committee, WV Bankers Association & WV Society of Certified Public Accountants.
More information coming soon!