CLE Summer School

June 1-3, 2018

Roanoke, WV - Stonewall Resort

This seminar in its entirety is accredited for 17.3 WV MCLE credits and 5.4 Ethics\L.O.M credits.
This seminar in its entirety is accredited for 14.0 PA MCLE credits 3.0 Ethics credits.
We have applied for MCLE in Virginia and Ohio. 

Friday, June 1 - INSURANCE LAW

9:00 a.m.


9:15 a.m.

Review of 2018 Legislative Session

This program will discuss the highlights of the 2018 Regular Session of the Legislature. We will review the bills that passed that affect the insurance industry and the practice of law, as well as those issues that garnered broader interest and debate during the 60-day Session.

Jill Cranston Rice, Esquire
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

10:05 a.m.

A Review of Recent Insurance Law Decisions and a Preview of Pending Insurance Law Cases  

This presentation will focus on insurance law related opinions relevant to West Virginia for the period of June 8, 2017 through June 1, 2018, with a primary focus on those opinions establishing new law or refining established insurance law principles.  The presentation will also focus on insurance law related cases currently pending before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia that are likely to be decided in the next year. 

Michelle E. Gaston, Esquire 
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

10:55 a.m.


11:10 a.m.

Tips and Strategies for Making Mediation More Effective

For the most part, insurance issues play a role in just about every mediation. Coverage, policy defenses, exclusions, types of loss, limits, excess policies, pending declaratory judgment actions, etc. This presentation will discuss ways to make the mediation more effective and more efficient. From the initial stages of selecting a mediator with knowledge of insurance issues, to the end stages of how to deal with impasse, we will be discussing tips and strategies for effective mediation.

Stephen J. Dalesio, Esquire
Dalesio Law 

12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Number of Occurrences and Interrelated Wrongful Acts

S. Douglas Adkins, Esquire
Cyrus & Adkins, Attorneys at Law

Lee Murray Hall, Esquire 
Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC

2:00 p.m.

Insurance Coverage Issues Regarding a Workers' Compensation and Employer's Liability Insurance Policy  

This presentation will include discussion of the basic structure of a standard WC/EL policy in addition to common coverage issues, based on the standard insuring agreement and exclusions. We will then discuss how deliberate intent coverage works as part of a standard WC/EL policy as well as give an overview on PEO agreements and how they affect WC/EL coverage issues. Finally, we will conclude with  a discussion of multistate policies and multistate workers and assigned risk WC/EL policies. 

Don C. A. Parker, Esquire 
Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

2:50 p.m.


3:00 p.m.

Panel: Ethical Issues for the Insurance Law Practitioner

4:00 p.m.


Friday session (Insurance) is accredited for 6.4 WV MCLE credits and 1.2 Ethics credit.
Friday session (Insurance) is accredited for 5.0 PA MCLE credits and 1.0 Ethics credit. 

Saturday, June 2 - AM Session: DIGITAL EVIDENCE

8:30 a.m.

Outside the Box:  How the Internet of Things Poses New Risks to Hospitals and Other Businesses and Challenges the Law

This session will provide attendees with useful and interesting information about how the increasingly common connection between the internet and everyday items, such as TVs, refrigerators, home security systems, and numerous other “things,” gives rise to dangerous new cybersecurity risks, and how the law is struggling to adapt to those risks.  In part one, Terry Fenger will familiarize attendees with the IoT, its attendant risks, and how hospitals and other businesses can minimize their exposure.  Medical devices in particular, which exist in large numbers within hospital networks, are often unsecured and offer a point of entry into the entire healthcare system.   Pacemakers, imagers, radiological image archives, as well as other medical devices may lack password protection, software patch and update functions, and data encryption.  In part two, Evan Kime will discuss how the IoT is disrupting the law and what the technology industry, courts, and state and federal agencies are doing to adapt.

Dr. Terry W. Fenger, Director of the Forensic Science Center
Marshall University

Evan R. Kime, Esquire
Jackson Kelly PLLC

9:45 a.m.

Digital Evidence 2018:  Challenges and Opportunities  

This session will provide an overview of recent developments in the field of digital forensics, including cell phone and computer searches, automobile forensics, the Internet of Things, and recent U.S. Supreme Court case law regarding computer crime.

Margaret Phipps Brown, Esquire         
Marshall University

John Sammons, Associate Professor            
Marshall University

11:00 a.m.


11:15 a.m.

How to Test a Security Awareness Program

In this session, we will discuss what in your law office should be secured by gathering insight from Rules 1.1 and 1.6 of the West Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). We will dive in to how to secure items and how to test that security.

Bill Gardner, Assistant Professor 
Marshall University

Matthew J. Perry, Esquire  
Lamp Bartram Levy Trautwein & Perry, PLLC

12:30 p.m.


Saturday AM session is accredited for 4.5 WV MCLE credits.
Saturday AM session is accredited for 3.5 PA MCLE credits. 


1:30 p.m.

Low-Tech Ideas for a Tech-Savvy Lawyer

  • Ethical Social Media Marketing On a Small Town Lawyer’s Budget. 
  • Some High Tech Ideas for the Small Firm Lawyer  
  • Perspectives of a Small Town Lawyer for His Young Colleagues  
  • A Cornucopia of Mediation Ideas (In the Box and Out) Collegiality, Professionalism, and Communication (With Clients, Staff, Colleagues, and Judges)  
  • A Small Town Trial Lawyer’s View of the Future of the Law  
  • 25 Reasons to Participate in Professional Organizations  
  • 50 Internet Resources in 50 Minutes  
  • Suggestions for Operating and Marketing A Small Firm Efficiently and on a Budget. 

J. Burton Hunter, Esquire 
J. Burton Hunter, III and Associates, PLLC

2:30 p.m.

Update on the Law  

Jessica A. Haught, Associate Professor           
WVU College of Law

3:30 p.m.


3:40 p.m.

Current Developments in Law Libraries and Legal Research

Mark Podvia, Special Collections Librarian 
WVU College of Law

4:30 p.m.


Saturday PM session (Practical Office Management) is accredited for 3.4 WV MCLE credits and 1.2 Ethics credit.
Saturday PM session (Practical Office Management) is accredited for 2.5 PA MCLE credits. 

Sunday, June 3 - ETHICS

9:00 a.m.

Make Your Law Practice Look More Like Mediation and Less Like a Cage Match (Will include two 10 minute breaks)

This highly interactive three-hour workshop examines the changing identity of lawyers in this new settlement oriented practice. We will explore our training, alongside the assumptions our clients, communities and ourselves about what it means to be a lawyer. We then move to chart a path, escaping what many lawyers describe professional dissatisfaction with our work, into a healthy, happy and active practice of law, relying on the conflict skills we develop as mediators.

Elliot G. Hicks, Esquire
Hicks Resolutions, PLLC

Brenda Waugh, Esquire  
Brenda Waugh, Attorney at Law L.C.

11:50 a.m.


Sunday session (Ethics) is accredited for 3.0 WV MCLE credits and 3.0 Ethics credits.
Sunday session (Ethics) is accredited for 2.5 PA MCLE credits and 2.5 Ethics credits.