April 9, 2024


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ON JUNE 30, 2024



  • Any CLE that has been completed since July 1, 2022 should be reported NOW!
  • All CLE credits must be completed AND reported on your CLE transcript by July 31, 2024 to avoid the $200 late reporting fee
  • There is an additional $200 reinstatement fee if you are suspended for CLE non-compliance
  • Only half of your required credits can be obtained from pre-recorded, online courses 
  • Half of your required credits must be from live attendance courses. Live attendance is either a traditional, in-person classroom setting OR a live, fully interactive webinar where you can interact with the speakers and ask questions. Please note that watching a recorded webinar that requires you to periodically verify you are still watching is NOT live attendance. 


CLICK HERE for additional information regarding FREE online CLE opportunities, confirmation of pending CLE credits and CLE requirements. 

CLE Reporting Tip

Tips for Submitting CLE Credit


Click here for information and tips on submitting CLE credits for:

  • Approved Courses
  • Non-Approved Courses
  • Publication Credit
  • Teaching Credit



The State Bar will be mailing orange postcard reminders regarding membership reporting and fees in June for the July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025 fiscal year. Please be sure to log into the membership portal and verify or update your contact information (Bylaw 2.02 (b)) by JUNE 1.


Information that you will need to verify or update include:

  1.  Name of Employer (If sole practitioner, enter the sole practitioner’s name)
  2.  Address of Principal Place of Business
  3.  Telephone and Fax Numbers
  4.  Email Address

WVU College of Law

The WVU College of Law currently seeks to hire a teaching associate professor to lead our General Practice Clinic and up to two visiting associate professors to teach upper-level courses. Our Faculty Appointments Committee, chaired by Professor Caroline Osborne, will review applications on a rolling basis and recommend candidates to the faculty, the Dean, and the University. For more information about each of the positions, please refer to the following links:


Click Here for Teaching Associate Professor - General Practice Clinic

Click Here for Visiting Associate Professors

Submit applications by April 27, 2024

Request for Public Comment on Proposed

Legal Ethics Opinion - 24-01

The Artificial Intelligence Committee of the Office of Lawyer Disciplinary Counsel is seeking public comment on a proposed legal ethics opinion on the use of Artificial Intelligence ("AI").

All comments must be filed in writing with the Artificial Intelligence Committee, c/o Office of Lawyer Disciplinary Counsel, 4700 MacCorkle Avenue SE, Suite 1200, Charleston, WV 25304 by no later than May 1, 2024.

Click Here to View the Draft Legal Ethics Opinion

"Tuesday Legal Connect"


Earn FREE CLE Credit Providing Legal Information By Phone!


The State Bar needs volunteer attorneys each Tuesday evening in May from 6-8 p.m. to field legal questions from the public and provide legal information ONLY as part of the "Tuesday Legal Connect" program.


Volunteers from anywhere in the state can take calls remotely from their home, office, etc. All you need is a telephone and a computer/laptop/tablet.

This a great opportunity for solo practitioners, small and medium size law firms (adopt a night), and for those in corporate or government jobs!

Volunteers will receive 1 free pro-bono CLE credit for each two-hour shift completed. The more evenings you volunteer, the more cle credits you can earn! Time spent on volunteering for TLC will be submitted to the State Bar in June 2024.


If you would be interested in helping in May, please email Jenny Saladini as soon as possible at jsaladini@lawv.net


April 25, 2024

WV Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner

Reception at 6:00 p.m.

Dinner & Program at 7:00 p.m.

Host:   WV Bar Foundation

Location: Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Charleston, WV 

Attire: Black Tie Optional

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Four Points Sheraton hotel until April 8, 2024.

Contact Tessa White for more information - tessa@wvbarfoundation.org

CLICK HERE for more information on the INDUCTEES and to REGISTER

May 3-5, 2024

Real Estate Conference

Stonewall Resort


Host: WV Bar Association

CLE: 9 credits, including 1.20 in ethics

Date: May 3-5, 2024

Platform: Live & Virtual

Event Highlights: Earn CLE credits while growing your professional network, slip on your derby attire for our much-anticipated Kentucky Derby Party, and celebrate the legacy of John W. Fisher II with the inaugural presentation of the Real Estate Lifetime Achievement Award!

Click Here for Agenda | Click Here to Register


May 8, 2024

Basic Mediation Training


Host: State Bar ADR Committee

CLE: Pending

Location: Flatwoods Days Inn and Suites and Flatwoods Conference Center, 350 Days Drive, Sutton, WV

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Cost: $150.00


Click Here for Agenda | Click Here to Register

 Registration ends May 3, 2024


Information on the Advanced Mediation Training coming soon. 


May 17-19, 2024

WVJLAP Annual Conference & Retreat

Host: WV Judicial & Lawyer Assistance Program

CLE: 8.4 credits in ethics/law office management/attorney wellness/elimination of bias credits

Location: Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, WV

Time: See Agenda

Cost: See Registration link

Click Here for Agenda \ Click Here to Register

Click Here for Hotel Room Link 

Please book your hotel room ASAP as a limited number of hotel rooms are available. 

 Other hotel options available near Stonewall - Hampton Inn in Weston, WV. (833) 577-6785

May 22, 2024

"How a Co-parenting App Can Increase

Accountability & Transparency"

Host: Kanawha County Family Law Bench/Bar Committee 

Location: Virtual / Zoom

Time: 12:00 to 12:50 p.m.

CLE: 1 credit

Speaker: Danielle Kestnbaum

Click Here to Register | Click Here for More Information

Contact Lyne Ranson with question at lyne@lyneranson.com


May 31, 2024

Mountain State Bar Association Annual CLE

Host: Mountain State Bar Association

CLE: Pending

Location: Martinsburg, WV

More information coming soon.

June 7, 2024

KBB Spring Family Law CLE

Host: Kanawha County Family Law Bench Bar Committee

CLE: 8.3

Location: Four Points by Sheraton- 600 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV 25301

Time: 8:30 a.m.


$150.00 before May 15th

$175.00 after May 15th

Click Here for Agenda | Click Here to Register

July 20 – August 3, 2024

CLE Abroad Program

Oxford, England


Host: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in partnership with the West Virginia Bar Association

CLE: 30 hours, including 6 in Ethics

Date: July 20 – August 3, 2024

Platform: Live

Event Highlights: Join us for Oxford Summer School on the British Legal System and Profession where you'll embark on a unique two-week educational expedition to the native home of common law. This international adventure includes optional excursions to Scotland or Ireland. *$500 refundable deposit due by May 1, 2024

Click Here to Register

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