For more information click on Events in Tool Bar

  1. 2020 Annual Meeting
    Marriott Resort
    Myrtle Beach Grande Dunes

  3. 2020 Sponsor Form


Trial Academy
Substantive Group
Lunchtime Meetings


Webinars and Teleconferences
To Register Contact
Judy Clendenin at

Women in The Law
Inaugural Meeting
Tuesday, May 12
These are a few of our favorite things”

Business/Commercial Law

Creditor's Rights

Construction Law



Employment Law

Energy Law

Governmental Liability Committee

Insurance Law

Medical Liability
May 19
Not Your Father’s Healthcare:
Telehealth in a Pandemic and Beyond

Product Liability
May 20, 2020
Ethics – Update on Case Law and Issues

 Safety and Health

Young Lawyers

Workers’ Compensation

For more information on meetings listed above please check our Events Calendar or contact pschultz@dtcwv.org


Supreme Court Extends
the Current MCLE
 Reporting Period 

The Supreme Court extends the current MCLE reporting period through September 30, 2020, and extends the deadline for the completion of the Bridge the Gap program as set forth in an Order entered on April 16, 2020. 
Click Here to View Order


COVID-19 Pandemic

Click here to find a variety of information on the
SBA Disaster Relief Program and other Federal Resources

This resource has been provided by
Golden Shove

        Annual Meeting Sponsors      

Please patronize our 
2019 37th annual meeting sponsors. 
here for the complete list.

2019 Sponsorship Form


   WV Law Updates 


WV Court Operations Plan

By Administrative Order of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia on March 12, 2020, additional measures are implemented in all courts of West Virginia from Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, April 10, 2020. 

Click here to Review the Administrative Order and COVID-19 Planning Document




Temporary Waiver of Online Continuing Legal Education Credit Limit

Due to concerns associated with the COVID-19 virus, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has granted a request from the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a temporary waiver of current CLE rules and regulations which limit the CLE credits for online and in-house credits to 12 credits, or half of the mandatory continuing legal education requirements. Attorneys will now be able to earn all or any portion of the required 24 CLE credit minimum through video, audio, correspondence, telephone seminars, computer-based training courses and in-house instruction, so long as the courses otherwise satisfy the requirements of the CLE rules and regulations and are approved for CLE credit in West Virginia.  Several CLE providers are converting their live seminars to webinar format due to the coronavirus.  Webinars are approved as online CLE credit under the current CLE rules; therefore, they are included in this waiver.  The temporary waiver is limited to the 2018-2020 reporting period ending June 30, 2020. 

Please see the attached link for the full Order of the Court 


Two-Year CLE Reporting Period Ends June 30, 2020

The CLE reporting is to be completed electronically using the web-based membership portal at www.mywvbar.org.  A minimum of 24 credits, including at least 3 credits on legal ethics, law office management, attorney well-being or elimination of bias must be reported.  Below are some basic helpful hints to get you started.


  • Make sure you know your username and password for the online portal.  You can request a new password from the login screen.
  • Check your current CLE transcript for accuracy.  Once you are logged in to the portal, go to the "CLE" tab and choose "My CLE Transcript" from the dropdown menu.
  • If you have already attended/completed a CLE course for the 2018-2020 reporting period - report it now and do not wait until the reporting deadline.

Confirm any pending attendance credits that have been reported by a CLE provider and appear on the bottom of your transcript waiting for your approval. 


2019 WV State Bar Membership Directory Is Available

The 2019 edition of the membership directory is now available online to members. 
To download a digital version or print a copy 
click here. To purchase a paper version click here for the order form.


ABA Free Legal Answers

The website for the ABA Free Legal Answers program has been updated. There has been an increase in activity since the update with more questions submitted by users looking for legal help. For those attorneys who currently serve as volunteers, please be sure to check the site regularly as there are new questions being submitted daily. If you are not currently serving as a volunteer attorney for the program, but would like to do so, please visit the ABA's Free Legal Answers website by clicking here.



Member News

2019-2020 Officers

  Mark Hayes, President 
Erik Legg, Im. Past President
Teresa Dumire, Vice President
Todd Mount, Treasurer

Susan Snowden, Secretary


Diplomats of the Year

Neva Lusk
Not Present:  Michael Cimino
Presented by Todd Mount & Jill Rice


 Member Newsletter
Article of the Year

Steve Wellman
Presented by Todd Mount


 Young Lawyer Newsletter
Article of the Year

Michael Taylor
Presented by Todd Mount



DTCWV Mixologist

Jane Harkins
Presented by Teresa Dumire




The Civil Justice Report



Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
P. O. Box 527, Charleston, WV 25322-0527
304-552-7794, 304-344-4711 fax