BAR BLAST 11-27-2012

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November 27, 2012
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Expiration of Forwarding State Bar Mail by USPS
The United States Post Office will terminate the forwarding of mail from the old Kanawha Boulevard address to the current address on December 5, 2012.  Please be sure the correct address for the State Bar is in your records.  Incorrectly addressed mail will be returned to you by the Post Office.  The State Bar will not be able to honor time sensitive mail received late due to an incorrect address.  The current address is THE WEST VIRGINIA STATE BAR, 2000 DEITRICK BOULEVARD, CHARLESTON, WV 25311.

State Bar Phone Number Changes 

In order to better serve our members and the public, and to keep up with technology, the State Bar needs to replace its outdated phone system. As a result we are changing our phone numbers. The new main phone number is 304-553-7220. For a list of each staff member click on the link below.

Lawyers Without Borders, Inc. 

Seeks Volunteer Lawyers to assist as neutral independent court trial observers for the defense portion of the Caprivi trial, on-site in Namibia, beginning in February 2013.

Supreme Court of Appeals

The Court has issued an order requesting comment on Amendments to Rule 43 of the West Virginia Rules of Civil Procedure and Rule 56 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure for Family Court.  The comment period will end on December 28, 2012. Click here for Amendments to rule 43.

Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Board of Trustees

The West Virginia State Bar’s Board of Governors received letters of interest from an extraordinarily qualified set of applicants for nomination to The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation’s Nominating Committee.   The State Bar is pleased to announce that the names of the following individuals were submitted for consideration to the Foundation’s Nominating Committee:  Robby J. Aliff, Charleston; Charles W. Loeb, Jr., Charleston; and Todd A. Mount, Madison.

WV Health Care Authority

The WV Executive Branch recently updated its HIPAA Preemption analysis, which may be found here.  There is also a summary and flow chart explaining the mechanics of HIPAA preemption.   While it is produced annually to support the Executive Branch’s internal privacy compliance, it may be useful to others and serves as a database of all health information laws in WV.  Any questions may be directed to Sallie Milam, WV’s Chief Privacy Officer, at 304.558.7000 orsmilam@hcawv.org.

Upcoming Events

NOVEMBER 30 – December 1 , 2012  

Bankruptcy Law Seminar

Location: The WVU College of Law, Morgantown, WV

CLE: 9, including 1 ethics credit

Sponsor: WVCLE

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DECEMBER 18, 2012  10am-12pm

Education Law Committee CLE

Location: The State Bar Center – Charleston, WV

Sponsor: WV State Bar Education Law Committee

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JANUARY 10, 2013 8:30am-4:30pm 

Working Together Conference 2013

Location: University of Charleston – Geary Student Union

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