College Summit Seeking Volunteer Writing Coaches

College Summit West Virginia is a nonprofit that operates in low-income areas to raise the college-going rate among high school students. College Summit works to empower students, supporting them in the college application process.
College Summit West Virginia is currently looking for individuals to serve as Writing Coaches. Volunteers are given private suites to stay in on the college campus where the workshops take place and are provided meals as well. All training is provided as well to equip the Writing Coach to work with a team of 4-6 students on their personal essay portion of their college application.
College Summit West Virginia workshops this summer will take place on the campus of West Virginia State University. The dates for the workshops are July 16-19 and July 23-26.
Lawyers make especially good Writing Coaches due to the use of the Socratic method in coaching the students through their personal essays.
Interested applicants can click here to apply or contact Nikole Kinder at 304-730-1707 or nkinder@collegesummit.org.

Annual Professional Limited Liability (PLLC) Organization Renewals

In order to insure that your PLLC is in compliance with the laws of The State of West Virginia, you need to file an annual renewal application with The State Bar. Any change in the corporate organization from the prior year must be reported and COPIES OF CURRENT CERTIFICATES OF INSURANCE ARE REQUIRED. Every PLLC must also register an email address.

If your organization renewed online previously click here to login.  PLLC Annual Renewals are due by July 1, 2015.  If you have questions concerning PLLC reporting requirements contact Anita R. Casey at 304-553-7228 or caseya@wvbar.org. If you have questions concerning the process for online filing contact Mike Mellace at 304-553-7223 or mellacem@wvbar.org.

Advanced Mediation Training

“Making Money Talk – Effective Negotiations in Mediation” – Advanced Mediation Training

The ADR Committee will be sponsoring a negotiations trainingwith  Andy Little, a nationally recognized mediator and negotiations trainer, and author of the book MAKING MONEY TALK.  This training will take place on July 14, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Bridgeport Conference Center and will qualify for 7.5 hours of CLE.  Join us and learn how to more effectively utilize negotiations in mediation, whether you are a mediator or an advocate for your client.  All registrants will receive a complimentary copy of Andy’s book as part of the registration process.  Other presenters/panelists include The Honorable Michael Aloi, Don O’Dell, Esq., David Hendrickson, Esq., and Monica Haddad, Esq. Cost for the training is $150.00.  Registration information will follow in future Bar Blasts.  For further information contact Monica Haddad at monicahaddad@comcast.net.

State Bar Center Art Exhibition

The University of Charleston’s Art program is proud to announce its first student exhibition in the West Virginia State Bar Center. This year’s Senior Art Exhibition is the latest project in the ongoing partnership between the two institutions that allows students and professors from UC to utilize the State Bar’s offices for various projects. The exhibition will present a variety of media and content created during the seniors’ thesis and capstone project. The capstone project consists of in-depth study, a written senior thesis, and creation of a cohesive body of work. Students showcasing their works are: Maame Serwaa Adu-Bonsu, Marieve G. Edwards, Kristina M. Ledezma, Amber Indigo Stanley.
The exhibition will open April 10 and continues through May 4, with an artists’ reception on Wednesday April 29, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm in the offices of the West Virginia State Bar.
The exhibition and reception are both free and open to the public. West Virginia State Bar is located in Northgate Business Park at 2000 Deitrick Boulevard, Charleston, WV 25311-1231. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 p.m., Call 304-553-7220 for more information. Visit www.ucwv.edu for information about the University of Charleston and www.wvbar.org for information about the West Virginia State Bar.

New Board of Governors and Young Lawyers Committee Members

The West Virginia State Bar is pleased to announce, congratulate and welcome the newest members of The State Bar Board of Governors and the Young Lawyers Executive Committee:

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

District 11 – Courtney A. Kirtley – Summersville

District 12 – J. Burton Hunter III – Buckhannon

District 13 – William J. O’Brien – Bridgeport

District 14 – Monica N. Haddad – Morgantown

District 15 – Mark E. Gaydos – Kingwood

District 16 – Floyd “Kin” Sayre, III – Martinsburg

African American Representative – Kameron T. Miller – Charleston

 

YOUNG LAWYER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

District 11 – Roger L. Lambert – Fayetteville

District 12 – W. Clinton Carte – Marlinton

District 13 – Landon S. Moyer – Bridgeport

District 14 – Eric M. Hayhurst – Morgantown

District 16 – April D. Mallow – Moorefield

African American Representative – Nicole A. Cofer – Charleston