Update on the Law 2019

October 11th & 12th, 2019

West Virginia University College of Law

WVU v. Iowa State

Registration: $275

Football Ticket Price: $75

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This seminar is approved for 8.0 total WV MCLE credits, including 1.0 Ethics/Law Office Management credits.

This seminar is approved for 6.5 total VA MCLE credits.

We have applied for MCLE credit approval in PA and OH.

Friday, October 11th, 2019 

9:30 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

10:00 a.m.

How to Seal a Criminal Conviction Under West Virginia’s Recently Updated Expungement Law

For many West Virginians a criminal history can potentially disrupt job searches and future employment. This year, the West Virginia Legislature passed a new expungement law, effective June 7, 2019, that significantly expands eligibility for the expungement of certain misdemeanor and felony convictions. This session will examine those changes and address eligibility for expungement, necessary paperwork, the process for filing, legal standards, and limitations of the law.            

Kate White, Esquire 
Legal Aid of West Virginia

10:50 a.m.

Client Files: What you Need to Know

This presentation will cover recent changes and updates to how attorneys and law firms should mage their client files in the state of West Virginia            

Racheal Cipoletti, Esquire 
West Virginia Office of Disciplinary Counsel

11:40 a.m.


12:50 p.m.

Blockchains for Lawyers: An Introduction to the Technology and a Survey of Its Benefits to Attorneys and Their Clients

Blockchain has been described by some as the greatest technological development since the internet. Forbes recently released a list of the top 50 billion-dollar companies that are leading the way in developing blockchain-based solutions for their businesses. From financial applications to supply chain logistics and everything in between, Blockchain is being tested and implemented in nearly every industry worldwide. This presentation will give an overview of the technology, examine current use cases, and discuss future areas of implementation that are currently being explored.

William Burner, Esquire 
Bowles Rice

1:40 p.m.

Update on Consumer Law 2019

This presentation will discuss the recent changes to the consumer law field and what lawyers can expect to see moving forward.   

Jonathan Marshall, Director 
Center for Consumer Law and Education

2:30 p.m.


2:40 p.m.

Family Law Update

Update on Recent Family Law Cases

Brittany Ranson, Esquire 
Lyne Ranson Law Offices, PLLC

3:30 p.m.

The A-B-C’s of the 2019 Legislative Session

In its 2019 Regular and First Extraordinary Session, the West Virginia Legislature enacted legislation that dramatically impacted public education. This session will examine portions of that legislation and discuss its effect from a legal and practical perspective.

Kim Croyle, Esquire 
Bowles Rice

4:20 p.m.


Saturday, October 12th, 2019 

8:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.

Employment Law Update

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

Professor Robert Bastress 
West Virginia University College of Law

9:50 a.m.

Update on the Laws of Evidence

This session will provide an update on West Virginia and relevant Federal changes in the Rules of Evidence and the interpretation of those Rules.

Professor Marjorie McDiarmid
West Virginia Univerisity College of Law

10:40 a.m.



WVU vs Iowa State Kickoff

Tickets: Football tickets are non-refundable and are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a 4 ticket limit per registrant. A handling fee may be included in the cost of the tickets.  

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.