ELDER LAW UPDATE
This presentation will provide an overview of Medicaid basics and Medicaid planning including: * Personal care contracts * The married couple: protecting the community spouse * Way to reduce excess available assets without causing Medicaid disqualification * Transfer of assets * Protecting the homestead and other real estate.
Gerald W. Townsend, Esquire
Fluharty & Townsend
UPDATE ON THE NEW AMENDMENTS TO THE WEST VIRGINIA RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND OTHER LEGAL ISSUES
Significant amendments were made to the West Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct, by order of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Nearly every Rule of Professional Conduct and/or official comment was amended on January 1, 2015. This presentation will highlight the impact of these new rules and other ethical issues to assist you with compliance.
Rachael L. Fletcher Cipoletti, Chief Lawyer
West Virginia Office of Disciplinary Counsel
TORTS AND INSURANCE LAW UPDATE
This session will review several recent tort and insurance law decisions and their impact on subsequent litigation. This session will also discuss cases currently before the Court that will affect tort and insurance jurisprudence. The issues presented in those cases will be discussed, as will their impact on future litigation.
Professor Thomas C. Cady
WVU College of Law
COMMERCIAL LAW UPDATE
This presentation provides a general overview of selected recent and significant changes in the law affecting West Virginia lawyers with a corporate, banking and business law practices. This session includes cases decided during the late fall of 2015 and early 2016 by the West Virginia Supreme Court and selected federal court cases decided during that period. This lecture also addresses statutes enacted by the West Virginia Legislature during the 2016 Legislative Session.
Charles D. Dunbar, Esquire
Jackson Kelly, PLLC
UPDATE ON EVIDENCE
In addition to an overview of important evidence cases this year, this session will identify the many traps in the rules which prevent attorneys from protecting their record on appeal. The courts consistently seek to avoid ruling on the merits of an evidentiary objection. What can you do to insure that your client's case will not meet that fate?
Professor Marjorie A. McDiarmid
WVU College of Law