BAR BLAST 5-21-2013

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May 21, 2013
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State Bar Website Unavailable 

In order to better serve our members, on Friday, May 31,the State Bar Website will be unavailable while the current member section is replaced by the  State Bar Membership Portal.  This Portal will allow members to handle their FRD, IOLTA and CLE reporting requirements and pay fees on line and in one easy step.  On Monday, June 3, all members will receive an email containing instructions on how to log into their member account. Online submission of annual reporting requirements and payment of fees will be available shortly after your member account is created.

Please Update Your Contact Information
Please make sure your contact information is up to date. Log into the members section of www.wvbar.orgClick here for instructions.

L.E.O. Approved by the Lawyer Disciplinary Board

The Lawyer Disciplinary Board approved the following L.E.O 2013-01, concerning settlement agreements, at its April 26, 2013 meeting. Click here to view L.E.O. 2013-01

West Virginia Supreme Court Rule 8 Amendments

The Court has proposed Amendments to Trial Court Rule 8 Governing, Cameras, Audio Equipment, and Media in the Courtroom. Comments must be filed in writing by May 31, 2013.Click here for the proposed rule.

Updated Rules for Lawyer Assistance Program

The Supreme Court has approved Amendments to the Rules of the Lawyer Assistance Program.

West Virginia Students Get Creative with the Constitution

Middle and high school students have used their creativity and knowledge to win a video contest about the U.S. Constitution sponsored by the State Bar and the Department of Education.

Upcoming Events

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

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JUNE 5 & 6, 2013: 9:00am & 1:30pm
United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia CM/ECF training  
About:The Court is offering a two and one half (2 ½) hour training course for attorneys and/or their support staff on the use of the CM/ECF filing system
Location: 1st Floor Magistrate Judge Courtroom, Martinsburg, WV

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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 13, 2013
WVCLE E-Discovery Seminar

Sponsor: WVCLE

Location: WVU Medical Center – Charleston, WV

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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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JUNE 21, 2013
WVCLE Essential Skills Seminar

Sponsor: WVCLE

Location: Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia

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JULY 9-11, 2013: Martinsburg – Holiday Inn

JULY 15-17:  Charleston - Embassy Suites
Court Improvement Program (CIP)

Sponsor: Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

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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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