Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner

BAR FOUNDATION FELLOWS DINNER

APRIL 23, 2015-CHARLESTON MARRIOTT HOTEL

The WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the outstanding members of the 17th class of Bar Foundation Fellows.

The criteria for the Fellows is “those judges and lawyers whose professional, public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and honorable service to the legal profession with the individuals selected reflecting the diverse nature of the legal profession in West Virginia.”

Since 1999, the Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors has selected just more than 300 lawyers and judges to be Fellows from the more than 5,000 WV lawyers and judges.
The Annual Reception and Dinner to honor the 2015 class will be held on Thursday, April 23, at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston. The well attended event (black tie optional) begins at 6:00PM and the cost is $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of ten persons.

The 2015 class of Bar Foundation Fellows includes:

Professor Gerry Ashdown-Morgantown
Patrick Casey-Wheeling
Brian Cokeley-Charleston
Charles Dunbar-Charleston
Robert File-Beckley
Kay Fuller-Martinsburg
Chief Judge Gina Groh-Martinsburg
Lee Hall-Huntington
Henry Jernigan-Charleston
Judge Mike Kelly-Charleston
Deborah Kilgore-Princeton
Judge James Mazzone-Wheeling
David McMunn-Clarksburg
Christy Morris-Charleston
Andy Nason-Charleston
Judge Dan O’Hanlon-Huntington
Louis Palmer-Charleston
Gerry Stowers-Charleston
Steve Thompson-Charleston
Tracey Weber, III-Weston
James Wright-Wheeling

Please contact Tom Tinder to make your reservations—(304)-343-9823, tom@wvbarfoundation.org or WV Bar Foundation, P. O. Box 4845, Charleston, WV 25364.

2015 Membership Directory

The 2015 edition of the membership directory is now available. Log into the Membership Portal at www.mywvbar.org, click on the Members drop down menu and then click Membership Directory to download the .pdf file.Click here for instructions and tips on how to navigate the digital version of the directory. If you wish to order a paper version click here for the order form.  Please note you may be contact by Legal Directories (Dallas, TX) about purchasing a new membership directory.

Board of Governors and Young Lawyers Elections

On January 13, 2015 nominating petitions were mailed via USPS to members in Districts 11-16 and the African American Representative. When signed by the requisite number of members, the petition must be received, by mail, email or fax no later than midnight February 10, 2015, by the Executive Director of The West Virginia State Bar.

Board of Governors Nominating Petition

Young Lawyers Section Nominating Petition

African American Representative Nominating Petition

Moot Court Judges Needed

The National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition, March 12-14 at WVU Law, is looking for volunteer judges. For the early rounds, a judge must be an attorney of good standing licensed to practice law in any state. Final round (afternoon of March 14) judges must be a federal or state appellate judge. Now in its fifth year, the competition attracts exceptional law students from across the country. Interested parties should contact Samantha Stefanov at wvumoot@mail.wvu.edu for more details. For more information on the National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition, visit http://energycomp.wvu.edu/

Applicants for Position of Chief Administrative Law Judge of The Office of Tax Appeals Sought

Pursuant to WVC §11-10A-6, the Governor shall appoint the Chief Administrative Law Judge from a list of three qualified nominees submitted to the Governor by the Board of Governors of the West Virginia State Bar for a four-year term.  Therefore, the Office of the Governor is seeking nominations for the position of Chief Administrative Law Judge of the West Virginia Office of Tax Appeals.  The West Virginia State Bar Board of Governors will select three nominees for consideration by Governor Tomblin.  Applicants must be admitted to the practice of law in West Virginia and have five years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience as an attorney with federal or state tax law experience or have served as a judge of a court of record.

Applications, with supporting resumes and letters of reference, must be received by Anita R. Casey (caseya@wvbar.org) no later than noon on Thursday, January 29, 2015.

To review a copy of the applicable statute, CLICK HERE