2017 State Bar Regional Meetings

2017 State Bar Regional Meetings: October 3-26, 2017

Dates & Locations:

October 3 – University of Charleston – Charleston – Click to Register
October 4 – Guyan Country Club – Huntington – Click to Register
October 5 – The Blennerhassett – Parkersburg – Click to Register
October 10 – Tamarack – Beckley – Click to Register
October 11 – McFarland House – Martinsburg – Click to Register
October 12 – South Branch Inn – Moorefield – Click to Register
October 13 – Giovanni’s – Chapmanville – Click to Register
October 24 – Oliverio’s Restorante – Bridgeport – Click to Register
October 25 – Lakeview Resort – Morgantown – Click to Register
October 26 – River City Ale Works – Wheeling – Click to Register

NEW STATE BAR OFFICERS AND MEMBERS

CHARLESTON, WV, APRIL 3, 2017: The West Virginia State Bar is pleased to announce new officers and members of The West Virginia State Bar Board of Governors for 2017-2018. New officers are Meshea L. Poore – President, Charleston; Frederick M. Dean Rohrig – President-Elect, Middlebourne; and Ann L. Haight – Vice-President, Charleston.

Newly Elected Members of the State Bar’s Board of Governors are: Teresa McCune, Williamson; Benjamin M. Mishoe, Madison; Robert M. Bastress, III, Charleston; L. Jill McIntyre, Charleston; Rory L. Perry, II, Charleston; James Carson Stebbins, Charleston; James M. Brown, Beckley; and Jerad K. Horne, Bluefield.

Newly elected officers of the State Bar’s Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee are Shannon P. Smith – Chairperson, Morgantown; Linnsey Amores – Vice-Chairperson, Charleston; and Nicole A. Cofer – Secretary, Charleston.

New Members of the Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee are: William C. Duty, Williamson; Shana Lynn O’Briant Thompson, Logan; Ashton L. Bias, Charleston; Lori Counts-Smith, Charleston; Matthew Alan Bradford, Beckley; and W. Blake Belcher, Bluefield.

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 .

 

Citizen Soldier, Young Lawyer of the Year, and Mentor of the Year Nominations

Nominations for Citizen Soldier, Young Lawyer of the Year, and Mentor of the Year are due no later than March 6, 2017.
Citizen Soldier Nominations:
The 2017 Citizen Soldier Award will be presented at the 2017 Annual Gathering of The West Virginia State Bar at the Charleston Marriott. To obtain information regarding the awards process click here.
Young Lawyer of the Year Nominations
The 2017 Young Lawyer of the Year Award will be presented at the 2017 Annual Gathering. To obtain information regarding the awards process click here.
Mentor of the Year Nominations
The 2017 Mentor of the Year Award will be presented at the 2017 Annual Gathering. To obtain information regarding the awards process click here.

1L Mentoring Program on January 19, 2017, at the WVU College of Law

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, West Virginia State Bar, and West Virginia University College of Law hosted the kick-off reception for the 1L Mentoring Program on January 19, 2017, at the WVU College of Law.