Bar Blast 2-4-14

February 4, 2014
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2014 Judicial Benchbook  

The 2014 Judicial Benchbook for Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings is available for free download at  http://www.wvcip.com/software-download.html.  This resource includes information about court opinions, rules, statutes, and special topics in the child abuse/neglect field.

2014 State Bar Membership Directory

The 2014 edition of the membership directory should be available in late February. Instructions on free download will be available soon. If you wish to order a paper version click here for the order form.

Board of Governors and Young Lawyers Elections

Nominating petitions for Districts 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 must be received, by mail, email or fax no later than midnight

February 11, 2014, by the Executive Director of The West Virginia State Bar.

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Moot Court Judges Needed

The National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition at WVU Law is looking for volunteer judges.

Now in its fourth year, the competition attracts exceptional law students from across the country. Interested parties should contact Marc Valentine at wvumoot@mail.wvu.edu.

The event takes place on March 27-29th. 

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Supreme Court Order

The Administrative Office of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has set the interest rate at 7.00% percent for judgments and decrees entered during the 2014 calendar year.  Click here for the order.
Upcoming Events

February 7-8, 2014

WVCLE Litigation 2014 Seminar

Location: Canaan Valley Resort – Davis, WV

Host: WVCLE

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February 24, 2014

WVCLE Regulation of CO2 Emissions Seminar 

Location: WVU College of Law – Morgantown, WV

Host: WVCLE

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March 27, 2014

WVCLE Hot Issues in the Shale Play 

Location: Charleston Civic Center – Charleston, WV

Host: WVCLE

May 9-10, 2014

WV State Bar Annual Meeting 

Location: Charleston, WV

Host: WV State Bar
This event has been approved for 6 hours of MCLE including 3 hours of ethics/law office technology. Details coming soon.

May 15, 2014

Finance and Estate Planning Seminar 

Location:Edgewood Country Club – Charleston, WV

Host: WV State Bar Probate Law Committee & WV Bankers Association

May 16, 2014

Mountain State Bar Annual MCLE  

Location: Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV

The Mountain State Bar Association has a great line up of speakers offering a total of six (6) MCLE hours including two (2) ethic hours. Contact Attorney Dwight Staples for information 304-523-5732. Click here for the event brochure

June 17-18, 2014  - UPDATED!

Basic Mediator Training 

Location: Days Hotel – Flatwoods, WV

July 7 & 10, 2014

CIP Child Abuse and Neglect Training  

July 7, 2014, at the Bridgeport Conference Center

July 10, 2014, at the Charleston Marriott

Registration will open this spring, when information will be posted on www.wvcip.com

July 8 & 11, 2014

CIP Juvenile Law Training 

July 8, 2014, at the Bridgeport Conference Center

July 11, 2014, at the Charleston Marriott

Registration will open this spring, when information will be posted on  www.wvcip.com.

July 17, 2014

Advanced Mediator Training 

Location: Days Hotel – Flatwoods, WV

Host: WV State Bar ADR Comittee