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March 26, 2013
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2013 Membership Directory

The 2013 version of the State Bar membership directory is now available.  The directory is a digital .PDF file that can be saved to your computer.  As a service to our members, this version of the directory is only available through the member login.

Donations for Afghanistan Children’s Support Center

Commander William R. Hinerman and the West Virginia State Bar Veterans and Military Affairs Committee would like to offer the members of the WV State Bar the opportunity to send items to the human rights organization, Women for Afghan Women. They opened the Children’s Support Center in 2009 to provide shelter, food, clothes, and education to these children. The children are in need of clothes, school supplies, or even small toys.

Update Your Firm Information

The West Virginia State Bar has a new membership website coming soon!  As a new feature, which will save time for our members, one representative of your office can be designated to enter the entire firm’s mandatory Financial Responsibility Disclosure and IOLTA information.  In order to collect the necessary information, we are asking all Bar members to report their firm name.  If you work for a government entity, identify that entity as your “firm name.”  If you are a sole-practitioner, your name will be your “firm name.”   It is essential that we have this information before April 1, 2013. Click here to submit your firm name.

Citizen Soldier Nominations Open

The 2013 Citizen Soldier Award will be presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of The West Virginia State Bar at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, W.Va., on May 10, 2013.  To obtain information regarding the awards process click here.

Nominations are due April 15, 2013.

Young Lawyer of the Year Nominations Open

The 2013 Young Lawyer of the Year Award will be presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of The West Virginia State Bar at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, W.Va., on May 10, 2013.  To obtain information regarding the awards process  click here.

Nominations are due April 15, 2013. 

Recording CLE Hours for Non-Approved Providers

At its meeting of January 11, 2013, The West Virginia State Bar Board of Governors approved a $20 fee for reporting CLE credit hours submitted for any program which has not received prior approval from the MCLE Commission.  The filing fee will become effective for all non-approved hours submitted on or after March 18.  Click here to view a copy of the form.  If you have questions, contact Hope Gresham atgreshamh@wvbar.org or 304-553-7238.

Upcoming Events

MAY 7, 2013

Government Lawyers CLE
Location: State Capitol Complex – Charleston, WV
About: A live and interactive presentation on ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN PUBLIC SECTOR LAW, created by the American Bar Associations’ Government & Public Sector Lawyers Division

MAY 9, 2013
Annual Financial and Estate Planning Seminar
Location: Edgewood Country Club – Charleston, WV

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MAY 10, 2013
WV State Bar Annual Business Meeting
Location: Stonewall Resort – Roanoke, W.Va.

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MAY 18, 2013

Mountain State Bar Annual Meeting

Location:  The Mountaineer Conference Center in Beckley, WV.

About: Retiring professor Franklin D. Cleckley will be honored at the Saturday evening banquet.

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MAY 31, 2013
WV Association of Administrative Law Judges Annual Meeting and Seminar
Location: Charleston Civic Center

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JUNE 18-19, 2013
Basic Mediation Annual Training Sessions

Sponsor: The West Virginia State Bar’s ADR Committee

Location: Flatwoods, WV

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JULY 10, 2013
Advanced Mediation Annual Training Sessions

Sponsor: The West Virginia State Bar’s ADR Committee

Location: Flatwoods, WV

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