Update on the Law 2018

October 25th, 2018

WVU College of Law

WVU vs. Baylor

Registration: $250

Football tickets to WVU vs. Baylor are available for purchase

Price: $65 per ticket

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This seminar is approved for 7.0 total WV MCLE credits including 1.0 Ethics/Law Office Management credits.

This seminar is approved for 5.5 total PA MCLE credits including 0.5 Ethics credits.

We have applied for MCLE credit in Virginia and Ohio.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

8:30 a.m.


9:00 a.m.

Update on Employment Law

This presentation is a review of the important cases decided and trends that have developed over the past year in Employment Law.

Professor Robert M. Bastress
WVU College of Law

9:50 a.m.

Update on the Law of Evidence 2017-2018

This presentation will review the rules changes and decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court and the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals concerning the interpretation of the Rules of Evidence during the period 2017-2018.

Professor Marjorie A. McDiarmid
WVU College of Law

10:40 a.m.


10:50 a.m.

Elder Law and Nursing Home Medicaid Update 2018

This presentation will cover the drafting of documents that are needed when dealing with aging; the West Virginia Nursing Home Medicaid program; and various planning techniques to save substantial assets and the home while qualifying for nursing home Medicaid.

Gerald W. Townsend
Fluharty & Townsend

11:40 a.m.


1:00 p.m.

2018 Federal Tax Update

During this presentation, we will discuss various provisos of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, how it has been clarified, and what to look for in Tax Reform 2.0 Bills.

David R. Croft, Esquire
Spilman Thomas & Battle

1:50 p.m.

Current Developments: The Good, The Bad, and The Disbarred

Rachael L. Fletcher Cipoletti, Chief Lawyer Disciplinary Counsel
Office of Disciplinary Counsel

2:40 p.m.


3:00 p.m.

Legislative Update 2018

This presentation will cover the major pieces of legislation that were enacted by the legislature during the 2018 legislative session. The goal is to make practitioners aware of new laws that may impact their practices in the years to come.

John M. Huff, Esquire
Jackson Kelly PLLC

3:50 p.m.

Update on Commercial Law

An update of recent West Virginia (and selected federal) cases and statutes for practitioners of commercial, banking and financial services, corporate and real estate law.

Charles D. Dunbar, Esquire
Jackson Kelly PLLC

4:40 p.m.


*Live Video Conference: The Live Video Conference option gives attendees the ability to receive LIVE West Virginia MCLE credit from their own electronic device. Live Video Conference participants will receive an email containing a link to the teleconference, written materials, and instructions approximately three days before the event. The Live Video Conference offers real-time virtual communication with conference speakers. This option is approved for Live WV MCLE credits ONLY.

Tickets: Football tickets are non-refundable and are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a 4 ticket limit per registrant.

Parking: Tuition for each seminar includes a WVU Athletic Department parking pass to the Red Lot around the WVU College of Law. RV and Camper parking is not permitted.

Materials: An electronic PDF written materials book will be sent via email prior to the conference. Attendees have the option to purchase a printed copy of the written materials book for $25 during registration.

Tuition Refund Policy: No tuition refunds will be made if football tickets are also ordered. Registration refunds for those who do not order football tickets will be available if the cancellation is received three business days prior to the conference. Refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee. Preregistered attorneys who do not attend will receive MP3 files of the program.

Reasonable Accommodation: If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact the WVCLE office at (304) 293-7255 at least 10 days prior to the program date.