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34th Annual Meeting
Brochure

Marriott Myrtle Beach Grande Dunes
June 12-15, 2016


Young Lawyers
Thursday, May 19, Noon
Expert Witnesses & Mechanics of Crash Reconstruction

 


Substantive Group
Lunchtime Meetings

 

More Information Will Be Emailed
Closer to the Date of the Meeting



Business/Commercial Law
April 13, 2016
July 13, 2016

 

Construction Law

   

 

Employment Law

Energy Law
June 2, 2016


Insurance Law

Medical Liability
May 18, 2016


Product Liability


 Safety and Health
March 17, 2016
March 31, 2016


Workers’ Compensation


For more information on meetings listed above please contact pschultz@dtcwv.org
 


 


WV Law Updates


Non-Partisan Judicial Elections are May 10 

Please spread the word among your staff, family and friends that voting for judicial candidates will ONLY take place on Tuesday, May 10.  The winners on May 10, will be our new judges.  There will be no judicial elections in the fall.  

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Updated WV Bar Contact Information

All State Bar Members are asked to login to the "Membership Portal" to verify their contact information. Please go

to 
https://www.mywvbar.org/members/profile 

and login to confirm your information before
May 20, 2016

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 See Legal Ethics Opinion 2015-01 

 
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  Position Available in American Bar Association House of Delegates
 
West Virginia has been allotted an additional spot in the American Bar Association's House of Delegates.  The spot is for a young lawyer.  Under ABA Guidelines, a young lawyer is an attorney who is 35 years of age or younger or who has been in practice less than five years.  If you qualify as a young lawyer and are interested in being considered for the position, which will begin after the August, 2016, annual meeting and will run through the August 2018, annual meeting, please submit your interest to Anita R. Casey at caseya@wvbar.org.  Currently the State ABA members' delegate is Judge John Bailey of Wheeling (judge_john_bailey@wvnd.uscourts.gov).

The State Bar's delegate is Debra Scudiere of Morgantown (dscudiere@kaycasto.com).  Either Judge Bailey or Ms. Scudiere, or YLS Executive Committee Chairperson Jasmine Morton (jasminemorton@gmail.com) would be happy to respond to any inquiries you may have.  Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2016. To review the ABA House of Delegate Reimbursement Rules click here

 
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Corrections to Rules of Professional Conduct and Lawyer Disciplinary Procedure
 
  The West Virginia State Bar and the Office of Disciplinary Council want to notify attorneys that certain sections of Michie's West Virginia Code Annotated, State Court Rules 2016 are incorrect. Correct links to the incorrect sections are as follows: 
 
Lawyer Disciplinary Procedure 3.29
Rules of Professional Conduct 1.14
Rules of Professional Conduct 7.1 
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Annual Meeting Sponsors

 

Please patronize our 
2015 33rd annual meeting sponsors. 
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here for the complete
list and links to websites
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Member News
 




 Todd Mount
 
It has been announced by the West Virginia State Bar's Lawyer Assistance Program Board of Directors that DTCWV member Todd Mount, Shaffer & Shaffer, Madison, WV has agreed to serve as the Program's Volunteer Coordinator.  The Volunteer Coordinator will serve as a liaison between the Board and the LAP Director to locate and coordinate work needed to grow the Program's capacity of meeting its mission of assisting lawyers who develop physical or mental infirmity, substance abuse or other problems that interfere with a lawyer's provision of services.  

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, please contact either

 
Todd Mount (tmount@shafferlaw.net) or
Anita Casey (
caseya@wvbar.org)

 



 
DTCWV Executive Director
Wins DRI Award

   
Peggy Schultz, Executive Director
was presented the
Inaugural
DRI Excecutive Director Award of the Year
by John Parker Sweeney, DRI President, during their October Annual Meeting

 
 


 

 


 

The Civil Justice Report

 

 
 
 
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Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
P. O. Box 527, Charleston, WV 25322-0527
304-344-1611, 304-344-4711 fax