Ringer

CHARLESTON – West Virginia's only locally produced television program about the law and how it affects daily life celebrates its 200th show on May 10 with a special one-hour call-in from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on West Virginia PBS.

A panel of experts and host Dan Ringer will field questions about family law and related issues. The toll-free number to call that evening is (800) 375-4049.

Ringer's guests will be attorneys J. Douglas Crane and Jo Lynn Nugent-Stimmel. Crane is in private practice in Morgantown and has the distinction of being the first Family Law Master for Monongalia County (1986-1990). Nugent-Stimmel is a partner in the Wheeling law firm of Sheehan & Nugent.

Ringer, is a past-president of the West Virginia State Bar, has taught and lectured concerning legal matters at the college and university level since 1976, and is a member of the graduate faculty of the WVU College of Human Resources and Education. In 1996, Ringer was named the first West Virginia Lawyer Citizen of the Year by the West Virginia Bar Foundation.

In 2000, he honored as the American Bar Association Practitioner of the Year, by the ABA's Solo and Small Firm Practice Committee. In 2001 he received the President's Award from the West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

"The Law Works" is a weekly show discussing legal issues that affect daily life. The program's goal is to provide West Virginians with important information concerning the legal system from a national, regional and local perspective.

"The Law Works" is produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting in cooperation with the West Virginia State Bar, the Mountain State Bar, The West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and the West Virginia University College of Law.

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