BAR BLAST 4-16-2013

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April 16, 2013
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Phishing Scams
The State Bar has again received notice of several phishing/solicitation scams. Members need to be careful in responding to any email from an individual they do not know.

New Online Version of The WV Lawyer
The WV Lawyer has recently been launched on our website as an e-magazine. This online magazine features flipping pages and instant viewing of any of the digital magazine archives without having to download a large file. To check out the new online version of the magazine click here.

Bar Foundation Fellows 

The West Virginia Bar Foundation and its fifteen member Board of Directors have selected the lawyers and members of the judiciary to be members of the 2013 class of Bar Foundation Fellows. They will be honored at the Annual Dinner which has been set for Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston, beginning at 6:30 PM.

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Congratulations to new members of the
Board Of Governors and Young Lawyers Executive Committee

New members of the Board of Governors are:
District 1 – Gail Kahle
District 2 – Frederick Dean Rohrig
District 3 – Jodie M. Boylen
District 4 – Wayne King
District 5 – S. Douglas Adkins
New members of the Young Lawyers Section:
District 2 – Joeseph Canestraro
District 5 – Eric Anderson.

Celebrate the State’s 150th Birthday with West Virginia Reunion Kits

The West Virginia Department of Commerce is again offering reunion kits for people coming home to the Mountain State in 2013. Perfect for reunion planners, the kits welcome people to West Virginia by providing everything needed to celebrate this important birthday, including postcards, state highway maps, travel guides and goodie bags.

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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. The organization opened the Children’s Support Center in 2009 to provide shelter, food, clothes, and education to the children.The children are in need of clothes, school supplies, or even small toys.

Hire a Law Student for the Summer

Interested in hiring a law student to work in your office this summer? Thinking of adding another lawyer to your firm or organization? The WVU College of Law’s Career Services office can help you find a great candidate.  It is free and easy to register and post jobs on our job board; just click here

to register and post a job. For more information contactRosalind Lister or Dean Jennifer Powell

Updated Rules for Lawyer Assistance Program 

The Supreme Court has proposed Amendments to the Lawyer Assistance Program that would amend the funding and administrative clause. Comments must be filed in writing byApril 29, 2013.

Upcoming Events

April 18, 2013

Annual Bench & Bar Seminar and Reception
Location: The Charleston Marriott
Sponsor: The West Virginia Bar Association

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MAY 2, 2013

Family Law Committee Spring CLE
Location: State Bar Center – Charleston, WV

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MAY 4, 2013

Business Law Conference and Real Estate Lawyers Conference

Location: Glade Springs Resort
Sponsor: The West Virginia Bar Association

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MAY 7, 2013

Government Lawyers Committee 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 8, 2013
WVCLE Litigation & Trial Presentations for Every Lawyer 
Location: Charleston, WV

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

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MAY 9, 2013
WVCLE iPad for Lawyers
Location: Huntington, 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 6-7, 2013
2013 Annual WVPDS Conference

Sponsor: WV Public Defender Services

Location: Glade Springs Resort and Conference Center, Daniels, WV

 Brochure on website: www.wvpds.org 

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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August 15-17, 2013
127th Annual Meeting

Location: The Homestead
Sponsor: The West Virginia Bar Association

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