66th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE WEST VIRGINIA TAX INSTITUTE

The West Virginia Tax Institute, sponsored by The West Virginia Bar Association, The West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accounts, The College of Law, the College of Business and Economics and West Virginia University, will present the 66th Annual Meeting beginning Sunday evening, October 18, 2015 and continuing through 12:30 pm on Tuesday afternoon, October 20, 2015 at The Resort at Glade Springs, Daniels, West Virginia.  Sunday evening will kick off the seminar with the recent Federal Tax Updates.  Monday will include various topics.  Tuesday’s program will be dominated by the West Virginia State Tax Department.  This seminar qualifies for 16 hours of CLE and CPE, including ethics.  Further information, including registration information, can be found at www.wvtaxinstitute.com or by calling Ilena Thomas at 304-624-6555.

Public Comment of proposed Legislative Rule, 77CSR10 Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act (PWFA)

The West Virginia Human Rights Commission is providing notice of public comment on the Proposed Legislative Rule, 77CSR10 Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act (PWFA).

Click Here to view the proposed rule.

Please submit comments in writing to:
Marykaye Jacquet, Executive Director
West Virginia Human Rights Commission,
Room 108A
1321 Plaza East
Charleston, WV 25301-1400
Mary.K.Jacquet@wv.gov
304-558-2616, ext. 76212

Public Notice for Appointment of a New Magistrate Judge

Southern District of West Virginia
Public Notice for Appointment of a New Magistrate Judge

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States magistrate judge for the Southern District of West Virginia at Bluefield.
The current annual salary of the position is $185,012.00. The term of office is eight (8) years.
A full public notice for the magistrate judge position is posted in the office of the clerk of the district court at Room 2400 Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse, 300 Virginia Street, East, Charleston, WV 25301. The notice is also available on the court’s Internet website at www.wvsd.uscourts.gov
Interested persons may contact Teresa L. Deppner, Clerk of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, for additional information and application forms. The application form is also available on the court’s website.
Applications must be submitted only by applicants personally and must be received by July 22, 2015.

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.

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.