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SAVE THE DATE – The State Bar’s Annual Meeting will be held April 20 & 21, 2012 in Wheeling at Oglebay Resort.  There will be 12 hours of CLE available, including 6 hours in ethics, substance abuse and law office management.  Click here for registration information.  Click herefor the agenda.

Citizen Soldier Nominations Open – The 2012 Citizen Soldier Award will be presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of The West Virginia State Bar at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, W.Va., on April 20, 2012.  To obtain information regarding the awards process click here.  Nominations are due April 2, 2012.

Young Lawyer of the Year Nominations Open – The 2012 Young Lawyer of the Year Award will be presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of The West Virginia State Bar at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, W.Va., on April 20, 2012.  To obtain information regarding the awards processclick here.  Nominations are due April 2, 2012.

The Public Interest Advocates of the WVU College of Law would like to invite you to the 25th annual auction on March 8, 2012 at the WVU Law Center in support of students pursuing careers in the public interest.

Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. and bidding will commence at 6 p.m. Dinner is $8 per person.

***Sample auction item: Registration for a WVCLE course in conjunction with the Mountaineer Series the weekend of the WVU v. Marshall game. This auction gift includes course registration, parking, and two football tickets. Minimum bid $200.***

Attorney door prize will be given!

PRO BONO REFERRAL PROJECT’S 2011 FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARD – The Pro Bono Referral Project will present the 2011 Firm of the Year award to the West Virginia law firm that donated the greatest number of pro bono service hours during the year at this year’s West Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting. If your firm and its attorneys have demonstrated a commitment to volunteer legal services through pro bono activities in 2011 and would like to be considered for the 2011 Firm of the Year Award, please report the number of hours worked, the organization for which the work was done and the type of work performed to Diane Young at dyoung@lawv.net or 304-623-6649, ext. 2315 by Friday, March 16, 2012. Pro Bono work does not have to be done through the Pro Bono Referral Project to be counted. Please contact Ms. Young with any questions.

 

CRIMINAL LAW COMMITTEE MEETING OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE STATE BAR – The West Virginia State Bar’s  Criminal Law Committee will meet on April 6, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. at the offices of Bailey & Glasser.  There is no need to register for the meeting in advance.  If you are unable to attend in person, you may call in, at no cost to you, by using the following number:  1469-941-0741 with the code 404-355-8148.  If you have questions, please contact Sandy Hanning  at Bailey & Glasser, 209 Capitol Street, 304-345-6555 orshanning@baileyglasser.com.

SUBMIT YOUR MCLE CREDITS ONLINE  – To check or submit your MCLE credits online, you must have an e-mail on file with the State Bar Office.  Go to http://www.wvbar.org/mcle/onlineinstruc.aspx for instructions to check or submit your credits online.   If you have problems, please contact Mike Mellace at mellacem@wvbar.org.

PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF OUR NEW ADDRESS -The West Virginia State Bar relocated its offices to  2000 Deitrick Boulevard, Charleston, WV 25311, effective December 8, 2011.   Please make a note of our new address.