EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE
Most lawyers are employees or employers. This session will review several recent employment law decisions and their impact on subsequent litigation. Cases currently before the WV and U.S. Supreme Courts that will affect employment law jurisprudence will be discussed.
Professor Robert M. Bastress
WVU College of Law – Morgantown, WV
THE NEW WV SELF-SETTLED SPENDTHRIFT TRUST: THE BASICS AND DRAFTING SUGGESTIONS
Effective June 8, 2016, West Virginia now permits asset protection trusts to be established with the benefit of creditor protection for a settlor who retains an interest in trust, provided certain requirements are met. This presentation will explore the legislative history, statutory requirements, effect of the creation, and drafting suggestions of the trust, which include the qualified affidavit and the trust agreement.
Christopher J. Winton, Esquire
Ray, Winton & Kelley, PLLC – Charleston, WV
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 - Morgantown, WV
CUTTING-EDGE TOPICS IN FAMILY LAW
The Supreme Court’s decision, making clear that marriage rights extend to same-sex couples, has caused some obvious changes in marriage law, but it will also carry with it necessary changes in divorce and child custody law. Other issues that will be adressed include: assisted reproduction and its impacts on families, the push for shared parenting, the move toward alternative dispute resolution, international and immigration law issues, and more.
Professor Kendra H. Fershee
WVU College of Law - Morgantown, WV
TECHNOLOGY AND MARKETING TIPS FOR SMALL FAMILY LAW FIRMS
Christopher T. Pritt
Pritt & Pritt, PLLC - Charleston, WV
WEST VIRGINIA DILAPIDATED BUILDINGS AND FLOOD RELIEF
Significant changes to the discovery provisions of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have been brewing over the last several years. Controversy has followed from the start. This program reviews the new rules that took effect on December 1, 2015 – changes that will alter a wide range of understandings from the definition of the scope of discovery to the standards for sanctions.
Katherine C. Garvey, Director
WVU College of Law Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic
BANKRUPTCY LAW UPDATE
This session will address recent bankruptcy cases and their impact on your practice.
Andrew S. Nason, Esquire
Pepper and Nason -- Charleston, WV
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 practice. 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 – Charleston, WV
UPDATE ON THE NEW AMENDMENTS TO THE WV RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND OTHER LEGAL ISSUES
Significant amendments were made to the WV Rules of Professional Conduct by order of the WV 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 – Charleston, WV